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An Adventure and Travel Magazine for Parents
An Adventure and Travel Magazine for Parents
An Adventure and Travel Magazine for Parents
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Who says the adventures have to stop when you have kids? Heck, no!

When National Geographic Traveler of the Year, Christine Gilbert, had children, she didn't stop traveling. She strapped that baby to her chest and headed out into the world. Over the years, her family has explored India, biked across France, road tripped across the United States, backpacked through Turkey and lived in over 40 countries.  

 

After her third baby was born, Christine was looking for ways to answer her questions:  
  • How do you do a multi-day hike with kids? 
  • Keep babies safe in countries with bad water? 
  • Go winter-camping for the first time? 
  • Bike-camp across Europe with different aged kids? 
  • Sail in Asia with a toddler?      

She soon realized there still wasn't a publication that addressed the unique needs of adventuring parents who want to keep doing the things they loved pre-baby—with some sensible adjustments. She knew if she had these questions, other parents must have them too. Enter Almost Fearless! Christine’s popular travel blog almostfearless.com was a success for years - and in 2017, she transformed the website into a full-blown magazine. Almost Fearless magazine is a cross between the travel writing of Afar, the outdoor adventures of Outside and the thoughtful parenting advice of Brain, Child.

 

Our current subscriber numbers are already over 4,000! We just need a final push to get everything through the printers. That’s where you come in. Support our Kickstarter and WIN one of our awesome rewards below.
Christine Gilbert is the author of the Penguin Random House memoir, Mother Tongue (featured in National Geographic Traveler April 2016 issue) and has been traveling and writing about the world for almost a decade. She has three children, Cole, Stella and Tallulah and right now they're living in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, living on tacos and sunshine, and planning their next big adventure.

REWARDS  

Fall issue (free bonus for everyone!)
Fall issue (free bonus for everyone!)

Everyone gets a copy of the fall issue immediately (bonus and thank you!): Fall issue  

We are a quarterly magazine so our digital and print reward levels are year subscriptions. Each quarter we release a new issue of the magazine and at the same time a guidebook. You can choose a reward level that is just the magazine or include the guidebooks. 

SCHEDULE

Here is our schedule for this year: 

Winter Issue and Guidebook
Winter Issue and Guidebook
  •  Comes out in Jan 2018 
Spring Issue and Guidebook
Spring Issue and Guidebook
  • Comes out April 2018 
Summer Issue and Guidebook
Summer Issue and Guidebook
  • Comes out in June 2018 
Fall Issue and Guidebook
Fall Issue and Guidebook
  • Comes out in Oct 2018 

We also have a line of books we're publishing this year that you can get in our higher tier bundles: 

Non-traditional Home Schooling
Non-traditional Home Schooling
  • Comes out Spring 2018
Raising Adventurous Kids
Raising Adventurous Kids
  • Comes out Summer 2018
Budget Travel Hacks for Parents
Budget Travel Hacks for Parents
  •  Comes out December 2017

OTHER REWARDS

A YEAR OF COURSES!

That means to start you get immediate access to:  

Build a Thriving Blog  
Writing Your Memoir  
Creating Your Flexible Online Business  
Writing Your Book Coaching 
Practical Business Coaching 
Better Photography for Beginners 
Selling Art with Print on Demand 
Learn to Draw and Keep a Sketchbook 
Plus all the courses coming up over the next year like:
   
12/15/17: Roadschooling Fundamentals 
1/15/18: Story telling with Creative Writing MFA Sharisse Tracey 
1/30/18: Editing for Better Writing with Almost Fearless author Christine Gilbert 
2/15/18: Travel Writing with Creative Writing MFA and upcoming author Wailana Kalama 
3/15/18: Social Media for Growth with Almost Fearless Social Media Manager Kathryn Alexander 
PLUS EVERYTHING ELSE IN 2018!


EVEN MORE REWARDS

A week in Mexico with your tour guide and Mexico expert, Christine Gilbert - customized itinerary, $5000, 2 adults, up to 2 children, includes accommodation and food (but not airport transfers). We can explore the beaches of Cancun, the island of Cozumel, the tranquility of Tulum, or check out Mayan ruins and cool underground watering holes (cenotes) or take a deeper dive into the culture in Merida and explore the food and more. It's up to you, just you and your family and Christine and her's for a week.

Risks and challenges

The fall issue is completed, the winter issue is on schedule. The funds raised on a per subscription level pay for the cost of printing, shipping, writers, and our small staff. Going off schedule is the only risk, either with issues with our printer or staff leaving. We've tried to mitigate any delays in the future by planning, not just for the current issue, but for the entire year. We have several guidebooks started (almost completed) and by having the editorial calendar set this far in advance we can get submissions from writers months ahead of schedule.

The biggest risks are illness (editor-In-chiefs have sick kids too) and staffing changes, so we have two managing editors who can jump in at any time. We're a very small team, so staff changes have a big impact. We're aware of that and have created documentation systems and redundant training, so another team member can keep things going.

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    4 issues per year of print magazine plus 4 guidebooks. Also includes access to the digital version. 4 issues per year of our print magazine, starting with the Winter issue. Also includes access to the digital version. (Bonus, get the Fall issue free immediately)

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    A Year of Courses

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    Full page, full color ad in all four issues of our print and digital magazine.

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    A week in Mexico

    Hotel and meals included, 5 days 6 nights tour of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and the surrounding ruins and cenotes. Double room, two adults up to two children (no extra beds), airfare and airport transfer not included. Get to meet Christine Gilbert and be taken around the best and coolest parts of the Yucatan. (Will customize itinerary based on your interests.) (Email about support@almostfearless.com about larger rooms or supplements for additional family)

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