About this project
2 Guys, 1 Boat, and a World of Adventure: A web series about two best friends traveling the world on a ship with 500 other college students. Fun and laughter are guaranteed, as these two live out their dreams and hopefully learn something along the way. In front of a camera.
We have been given the opportunity of a lifetime: To set sail around the world with 500 other college students. The program is called Semester at Sea (http://www.semesteratsea.org) and in a nutshell, consists of 500 college students on a cruise ship for two months.
Hi, we’re Riley and Dan, the nuts in the nutshell!
OK, sure…we’ll be earning 9 hours of school credit while on the ship, so it’s not all fun and games. But there will be fun and games. I mean, come on! It’s a big boat and when the boat pulls into port at various coastal towns around the world, our only job will be to explore and experience—to take it all in.
A thought occurred to us: We need to document this. THIS IS KIND OF A BIG DEAL! We could do the typical iPhone videos and slideshows…but we can do better than that. Riley has been dabbling in filmmaking since he learned to hit a red record button and has been wanting to make a documentary but hasn’t been able to come up with a good subject. Ummm…ok. How about 2 GUYS ON A BOAT WITH A BUNCH OF COLLEGE STUDENTS?
HATCHING A PLAN
We want to take you with us. No, you can’t fit in our suitcases. Maybe some of you could…but there’s going to be some pretty foul-smelling clothes in there. What we hope to do is create a weekly web show called “Two Guys, One Boat, and a World of Adventure” which will feature our exploits and adventures from the past week. We’ll pack it all in there—embarrassing encounters with locals, awkward pauses, jumping off things into stuff (the “things” and “stuff” will change from week to week, but the concept is genius, right?), learning about life in other cultures, and a highlight music video at the end of the trip. We want to take you along for the ride, make you laugh, and maybe discover some new things about people and life along with us
We’re college students. Read: we’re broke. It's hard enough to scratch enough money together for a taco, much less pay for a 2 month Semester at Sea AND fund a documentary on top of it. Besides deferring some of the travel costs associated with a semester abroad, we also need to purchase 2 GoPro Hero HD cameras (www.gopro.com) along with all the requisite mounting devices, several 32G SD memory cards, and travel cases. Plus, to really get the best footage around these countries, we need to take as many adventure excursions as possible (scuba diving, scooter rentals, bail money, etc).
Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform. We set a goal of $5,000, but if we don’t reach that goal, we get nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada. However, if we reach the goal, we also get to keep anything above the goal. So really, the goal is much higher but we set our Kickstarter goal lower than we actually need. We’ve come up with what we believe are some really funny and unique awards for you when you donate.
THE WRAP UP
We are two 19 year old guys living life to the fullest and living out our dreams. It’s all going to be good, clean fun because we’re good, clean, fun guys. We will take you with us as we travel to beautiful and amazing places, try new things, see amazing sites, and do a lot of laughing and learning in the process. Come with us as we visit Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, and Portugal. We will be updating you along the way every week, keeping you updated on the two month voyage. So help me go on this trip of a lifetime, and let me share in our experiences along the way. 2 Guys, 1 boat, and A World of Adventure.
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