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By Dale Davidson
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About

Update!

I'm selling the remaining packs of TrekDek cards from the last small order I placed.

You can purchase them for 19.99 at www.trekdek.com or at my storenvy storefront. If you use the storenvy site you can get 15% off with the discount code VAGABOND .

Hello fellow travelers, backpackers, and kickstarter supporters!

Concept:

My goal for TrekDek is to bring the international hostel lobby online. For those of you have stayed in a hostel before, you've probably observed that there are always people playing cards, swapping travel stories, and sharing travel tips and advice. In my travel experience, I find that the hostel lobby is a great jumping off point for meaningful travel experiences. Sometimes other travelers will recommend you do things that aren't in your guide book, other times you will hit it off and even travel together for a while.  TrekDek encourages meaningful experiences and fond memories by motivating you to think outside the guidebook.

There are two major components to TrekDek.

a. The TrekDek website (not yet launched) will be a social networking site for travelers where they can look up "Treks" or challenges to accomplish while they travel. An example of a Trek may be "Get on public transportation and get off at a random stop" or "cook a local dish." I find that my fondest memories of traveling involve the random things that happen and then sharing my stories with other travelers I meet along the way. I want to encourage travelers to go on Treks and share their stories on the website.

b. TrekDek playing cards will be a deck of cards that contain a Trek on each card. I've had a prototype made. You can see the pics below. I hope that travelers who carry these cards will accomplish the listed Treks, and get other travelers they meet on the road to go with them.

  The front of the box

An example card from each suit

The whole deck

Back of the box

Why am I raising money on Kick Starter?

I'm raising money to get a large batch of these manufactured. Though the website won't be launched for a little while, I would love to get TrekDek playing cards in the hands of travelers and fans in time for travel season this summer.

The Plan

There are still a few tweaks that need to be made to the cards. I plan on using the funds raised on Kickstarter to make a final prototype and then order a large batch of TrekDek playing cards. I will use the same manufacturer I used to produce the prototype.

The Treks

Even if you don't donate, I would still love you guys to accomplish the Treks listed on the cards. For the full list of 52 Treks, check out the list here . Hopefully they will generate some awesome travel stories that you can share when TrekDek launches.

I wish you happy travels and remember:

Live Well, Travel Well.

Cheers,

Dale

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    If you pledge one dollar, you will receive one card of your choice from the pack of TrekDek playing cards!

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    You will receive one deck of the first edition run of TrekDek playing cards! On your next trip, you'll be able use TrekDek cards to figure out what kind of adventure you want to go on. Other travelers will ask you about the cards and you'll make some new friends and be able to share some excellent travel stories. If you're already on a trip, for an extra $10 I will send it to you internationally. The retail price of the cards will be $52. I firmly believe you will get at least $1 worth of excitement from each card. Besides, who doesn't need a deck of cards while you travel? It's like an old school Iphone App!

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    You will receive two decks of TrekDek playing cards: one for you and one for a friend of yours that is traveling! I will even send the second deck directly to your friend so you don't have to. (Again, an additional $10 for each international address).

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    This reward is for retailers. If you pledge $500 I well send you 100 decks of TrekDek Playing Cards! These would be great for your store, especially if you sell travel products!

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Funding period

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