Oct
17
2009

The Latest Harebrained Scheme

I was having an interesting conversation with someone about how two people can view the same situation entirely differently, and it sparked an idea.

What if two near-strangers decided to travel together for two months and separately blogged about their experiences?  Neither person would be allowed to read the other’s blog until the end of the trip.

Would this be an interesting read for outsiders?  It’s gimmicky for sure, but get the right two people traveling and blogging and I think it could be pretty awesome.

Of course, I think the idea of traveling for two months with a total stranger is a little rapey-stabby.  Beyond that, finding the right travel companion could make or break the success of this venture.  This made me think I should opt for someone who I at least vaguely know or who one of my trustworthy friends can vouch for.

So, for the people reading this who want to help me find the best travel partner, here are a few key criteria.  He/she needs to:

* Write.  Well.  And with an engaging voice.

* Be willing to do something a little nuts with a gal who is…a little nuts?

* Be financially sound enough to pay for plane tickets and living expenses for 2 months.  OR…

* Be a smooth enough talker to convince someone else (a publisher, a family member) to fund the trip.

* Not be a serial killer…or at least not be shady beyond redemption.

Of course, there is plenty of potential for disaster here.  But if I can find the right companion, I’m thinking this could be a lot of fun.  Definitely an adventure.  And believe it or not, the two people I have talked to about this idiotic idea (one of whom is a potential candidate who meets all but the last of the above criteria) actually think it has legs.

So start recommending travel companions.  The actual trip wold be a ways out, given that I have saved up only about 2 days of vacation time in my new job thus far, but the planning should start now.

  • jormon

    you can always join sully and i on our trip for two months. although we don't promise to blog well. also, no showers allowed.p.s. your facebook connect integration is broken 🙁

  • http://www.todayloan.co.uk Frank Polenose

    What a great idea – this would definetely be worth reading. Your “rapey-stabby” comment did make me laugh…Frank @ Tenant Loans

  • http://www.todayloan.co.uk Frank Polenose

    What a great idea – this would definetely be worth reading. Your “rapey-stabby” comment did make me laugh…
    Frank @ Tenant Loans

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