Summer 2012 - We will travel to Alaska by RV. Our project will document our progress with web updates via a blog, photos and videos.
From July 2 to August 23, my wife and I and our two daughters will travel by RV from New Jersey to Alaska and back again. Our project will document our progress by web updates via a blog with photos and videos. This is much more than a vacation - it also a journey back in time. We will document both this trip and one taken in 1972 by my parents, brothers and I, also by RV. The website will include current pictures and journal entries written by my family, as well as pictures and transcribed entries from the journal my father kept 40 years ago. The funds raised will offset a new website, additional photography equipment, in addition to publishing and travel costs. Next fall, a short film will be created to share the experience. Two unique, limited edition photo books will be created as well. Please help make this documentary of our trip one that will last several life-times.
- Documentation in 1972, a spiral bound notebook and Kodak slides mailed home with success or failure a surprise.
- Documentation in 2012, a frequently updated website with exploits and experiences conveyed in words and images as well as observers ability to take part remotely.
- Gas in 1972 $0.36 per gallon
- Gas 2012 $3.50+ per gallon.
I have carried my experiences from 1972 through these last 40 years and I want my daughters to do the same with this 2012 trip. Beyond that, we want our family, friends and backers to derive as much benefit from the experience as our abilities to share will allow. Come along and take part!
If you would like to see what we produced during previous trip, you can visit the following websites.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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For your contribution, you will be listed as a backer on the website. Backers at this level will receive an email each time there is an update to the website and will be able to make comments on the blog and download small-sized photos.Estimated delivery:
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Backers at this level will receive full web access and also will be able to download high-resolution versions of any photos and posted videos.Estimated delivery:
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In addition to rewards listed already, backers at the $50 level will receive a DVD of the full trip website. Included on the DVD will be all videos created on the trip and a selection of photo slide shows.Estimated delivery:
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The reward for backers at the $100 level will be the DVD and a limited edition, 20 page photo book including photos taken on both the 1972 and the 2012 trips and selected blog entries.Estimated delivery:
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As a thank you for backers at the highest level, you will receive everything listed previously including a 50+page photo book. As a special reward, you will link to us in a one-of-a-kind video chat from the road. If you would prefer, we can create a custom video from a remote location. The location will be discussed with each backer. We will link to you from as close to a destination of your choice as technology will allow - imagine hiking along with us in some of America's most beautiful places!Estimated delivery:
- (30 days)