My name is Ante and I come from beautiful country named Croatia. In a way, beauties of my country were and still are a trigger that made me put my project, Travelers Desk, for crowdfunding campaign on web.
Somewhere in high school I learned I love to travel ( who doesn't? ), but unfortunately due to my parents weaker financial situation, I wasn't able to do it as often as I wanted to. Later on, when I grew up and secured myself financially, I decided to travel at least once a year. Behind that decision stands a deep belief that the world we inhabit is made to be seen through our own eyes, and not only on our smartphones, laptops, youtube, other peoples photos and other peoples stories.Decision I made is fulfilled every year since ( even more than once a year ), and I am enjoying every second of it.
Sakarun beach, Croatia
Bungee jumping, Šibenik
National Park Paklenica, Croatia
Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena, Germany
Over time I realized that alot of people don't travel, even today when airplane tickets and accomodation are affordable to most of us through many companies, apps and websites. Main reason behind it is either finances or lack of information.Best example for that I have in my own family.
My younger sister has a similar passion for travel like I do, but for some reason she is unable to find cheap flights, book cheaper accomodation ( when I told her about Airbnb she was shocked ), and in conversation with her she mentions airplane ticket prices that are sky high.Luckily, she has me to inform her.Sometimes I feel like real person travel app :D. Even with my advices, she still hardly manages to travel as much as she would love to, mainly beacuse she doesn't have the money to do it. So I came to an idea to start a website that would be devoted to accomplishing two goals:
- Inform people about less expensive ways to travel and provide travel advices from real people around the world.
- Make anyones wish to travel anywhere, reality.
And that's where Travelers Desk comes in. Number one would be done through modern design website, that would be updated with stories, news, ticket price discounts, travel offers around the world and articles about locations around the world. Also, I am planning on starting Travelers Desk magazine that would be published on a monthly basis and would be purchaseable as e-magazine or soft cover magazine.
Rough sketch of the magazine cover, still in making and subject to possible changes in design
But that wouldn't be the primary function of the website. Primary function would be making number two come true. That would be done through anyones personal crowdfunding campaign on Travelers Desk. Any of YOU would be able to put your own crowdfunding travel campaign on Travelers Desk, with your own reasons behind it and with your own unique story.And any of you would be available to decide if he or she wants to help fellow travelers by donating. Travelers Desk would serve as crowdfunding site for travelers all around the world. The site would take 5% of funds raised for any campaign, regardless if the campaigns goal was reached or not. Travelers Desk would also participate in any ongoing charity based travel campaigns by refusing to take any comission from funds raised.
If this idea would come true, I think I could say I fulfilled my life dream. To travel and let others travel.To connect this planet by connecting people who inhabit it.Traveling has never been closer to us and it's about time that we make it available for everyone, by helping each other.
Fellow travelers and travel lovers, Travelers Desk needs your help to achieve it's goal!
By donating, even the smallest amount, you help us alot. With the money from raised, we plan to design and launch the website right after the end of campaign. After the website launching, in short time, magazine would come to life.
Thank you all in advance and be sure to check our perks for all of you willing to help!
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.”