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JOIN ME ON THE ROAD!! (Adventure from Nashville, TN to the Southern-most tip of the American continents.) A pilgrimage to document culture and self. Read more

Nashville, TN Journalism
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JOIN ME ON THE ROAD!! (Adventure from Nashville, TN to the Southern-most tip of the American continents.) A pilgrimage to document culture and self.

Nashville, TN Journalism
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Edwin O
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The plan is to drive from the United States to the bottom of Chile.

We have a pickup truck
We leave on September 20th. Duration of the trip is unknown.

PURPOSE: Documentation - I'll be traveling with Joseph Berger. Together we'll document each culture we find. Music, art, politics, food, geography - everything we find will be covered. The goal is to publish the project in some form of photo journalism. I'm the writer, Joe is the photographer.

PROBLEM: Darian Gap - The Darian Gap is the roadless stretch of jungle between Panama and Columbia. We have various jobs lined up along the way through networking and friends but need extra funding to cross the gap.

A cargo boat for Joe, our Toyota truck and me is approx. $1000 each way. Our kickstarter goal is $3000 for the shipment and other supplies we will need.

We have a route mapped out with places to stop along the way. We plan work for room and board with various humanitarian / ecological organizations:
Barton Creek Outpost - Belize (organic farm)
Costa Rican Animal Shelter
Mexican homestay in Guanajuato
among others...

The bottom of the South America is a region named Tierra Del Fuego or Land of Fire.

We've been planning this trip for the past 2-3 years. Every dollar you pledge helps us get closer to our goal. Thank you!

Email me with any Questions!
edwin99@mac.com

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    We will send you an interesting text message from somewhere along the journey!

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    one obscure and/or beautiful postcard mailed to your door. we'll write on the things too.

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    one laminated four leaf clover from Nashville, Tennesee AND one Rosary from somewhere South of Texas!

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    a print of Joe's picture. we will find a native woman of south america to smother a big lipstick kiss on the photo. we will also find some local wise men to write a verse on the back which I will translate into English.

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    One page from my journal. Whatever passes by will be waxed poetic and sent your way. coffee stains, cigarette ash, finger grease - it'll be there, all of it.

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    A Home-Made Field Recording. We will use various mediums to record local sounds, voices, noises and music. The adventure will seep through your speakers and down to your toes.

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    Surprise!! I'll send you a pair of sunglasses and a hat. Maybe a panama hat, maybe a sherpa cap! Maybe Blu-Blockers! Maybe Aviators! Maybe a sombrero! Maybe a hat that I stole from an old man's head and ran off. Rest assured, it will be a surprise hat and sunglasses. Gender will be considered.

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    wind chimes!

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    the mystery box. I know exactly what this is. you don't. but it's worth it.

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    One south american quilt. Just like you slept under the stars with me. There might be stars on the quilt too.

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    Authentic South American rug purchased from a market in Peru or Chile.

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    I will drive to your home and make you a South American meal. I'll show you my pictures and bring my travel companions. We will entertain you with songs and treats.

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    all prizes!

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