For those of you new to my website (and there are several), I wrote last January of my intentions to travel around the world once I finish my current degree.
I haven’t mentioned it much since then because there hasn’t been much to mention, but I’ve quietly been compiling plans for how and what I want to do. Most of it has been with regards to technology, but the trip to Argentina has got me thinking of how I’m going to pull this off and just what I need to do to get it done. It will be much more difficult than I first thought.
To recap for those not up to speed, here is the sort version of the plan: circumnavigate the globe and visit at least 100 countries.
The long version is much more involved. I want to create a document of my travels online. Text, video, audio, photos, everything. I want to do it as live as possible (which might be difficult depending on where I am). I want to use the site to meet people around the world and document all the people and things I experience. If possible, I’d like to take what I create and bring it to a different medium, like TV, but that would be just gravy. I want hours and hours of video, of which maybe a fraction could be used for other purposes. I want to talk about the science, politics and history of all the places I go in a depth that you can never see on TV. I fully intend to interview the Prime Ministers of Nauru and Tuvalu.
I’ve already reserved a domain name: everything-everywhere.com. It has a hyphen I know, but I thought it captured what I’m trying to do and it was available. I will need a team of support people back in the US who can work reservations for me, get my shipments, and manage the website. I also want to take a bunch of rock samples and have them sent back to the US as well.
I got some help already lined up here to help me while I’m on the road, but I’m sure I’ll need more. I haven’t even begun to make the website yet. I have no idea where this project will go, or how big it could get, but I’m not too worried. If nothing else, I get to see the entire world before I die.
…and that’s pretty cool.