In-line with Kickstarter.com guidelines, Nick and Alissa have set a number of days in which the project needs to be funded. If the project is not funded within this timeframe then the project will receive nothing. The Richardson’s project will have a 30-day window to reach the funding goal of $16,000. We asked Nick what the money that is raised will be used for and he told us “we plan to use the funding to pay for the publishing of our books, the canvas print costs, postcard costs, and the creation of our online gallery, we don’t plan to use the funding for the trip itself. We will be skipping hotels and camping instead to save money, we will be fishing for food and cooking over our campfire, we want the funding to go into the actual production of the products that this project will create.”
When asked why Kickstarter.com was appealing, Nick noted “Kickstarter gives you the ability to spread the word quickly about the project you are working on and allowing you to keep everyone up to date on the status of your project is invaluable.”
When asked why they were setting off on such a long trip this summer the answer came pretty quick and easy for the husband and wife adventurers. The Richardson’s wanted to take their love for the outdoors, love of photography, and love of traveling the open road and combine it into a book that others could enjoy. They wanted to do something others would enjoy following and would like to keep people up to date during the journey. Alissa stated “this project is not just about us going on some long road trip, it is about bringing hundreds or even thousands of people along for the ride. We plan on sending all of our backers custom postcards from the road, updating blogs as we are cruising down the road, and allowing everyone to feel as if they are in the car with us, or hiking down the same mountain trail.”
Nick has spent a lifetime outdoors doing activities such as camping, fishing, hunting, and backpacking. He is also the owner of the outdoors website OutdoorsNative.com. Alissa has a BFA in Photography, a Masters in Art Education, and is an Elementary Art Teacher. Together they have taken many road trips, always with cameras in hand. This trip will go beyond anything they have done in the past and they want to share it with as many people as possible.
To learn even more about Nick and Alissa’s project you can visit their Kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/