Iâ€™ve been hinting at big changes coming here at Common Craft and the time has come to spill the beans. In about 2 months, my life will take a turn. It will be a wonderful, exciting and adventurous turn, but a turn nonetheless.
There are two big parts to this transition
- On December 11th of this year, my wife Sachi and I will depart on a year-long trip around the world, starting in New Zealand. We are quitting our jobs, living out of carry-on sized backpacks and traveling via planes, trains and boats for all 2006, or until weâ€™re ready to come home. We're hoping to hit 5 continents. So, no blogging on Common Craft in 2006.
- Of course I wouldnâ€™t leave you hanging. We have been working on a new and experimental website for our trip that is built to do two things:
- Enable us to share our travels via a travel blog
- Enable us to (publicly) collect and organize first-hand travel experiences from people like you.
We figure that the best information about world travel doesnâ€™t come from a guidebook; it comes from people who have been there and done that. Weâ€™re betting that we can improve our travel experiences by learning from people via our web site.
For the experiment to work, weâ€™ll need to build a little buzz so that enough people will share their experiences. So, dear reader, Iâ€™m hoping to enlist your help in the form of sharing your travel experiences and linking to the site, once revealed.
Please be assured, there is not a business model behind the site. We are self-funded and doing it purely in the spirit of experimentation, sharing and fun â€“ you know I love this stuff.
Look for a post coming soon with links and more info about the new site.