How to Kickstart Your Escape FundTuesday, October 04, 2011
How the Idea Began
On the first run of Travel Talks with the Sole Sisters, we met 2 fearless travelers who were going on epic journeys. Paul of Walk Fly Pinoy and Angge of Angge Turns 26 are 20-something Pinoys who have decided to quit their jobs to travel the world. Familiar story isn't it? After meeting them, we thought about helping Pinoy travelers start funding their travels.
We remembered our pre-trip days and came up with a plan: Let's have a Travelers Garage Sale! We gathered a whole bunch of travelers to let go of some of their
|Books, magazines and printer ink|
|Jona with her collection of totes and bags|
The actual sale happened last Saturday, October 1st and we set up shop early in the morning. People started to arrive and we were surprised that most of them were from the village and others were from Couchsurfing. Around noon, the rains started to pour but people still poured in after hearing about the sale. Dong Ho of Escape Islands even dropped by to get a few things and ended up staying the whole afternoon just sharing travel stories and having a good chat.
|Paul 'rubbing luck' on his shirts|
|A cute dog went to the Garage Sale|
|Kuya haggled well to get these shoes down to 250PHP|
|The guys sold a lot of clothes and shoes!|
|Aileen scored these pretty heels and SATC collection|
At the end of the day, we sold stuff and made new friends. The Travelers Garage Sale was not just a venue to raise funds, but we shared travel stories, met new travelers and enjoyed the whole haggling process!
|L-R Angge, Karen, Eddie, Lois, Ralf, Jona and Paul with our very first 'real' customer|
|Angge, Lois and Eddie during the sale|
We may do a 2nd run for the Garage Sale. We still need to find a place where we don't need to quick step laminate. But in the meantime, check out our Facebook page for updates on which items are still up for grabs.
What are YOUR fundraising ideas to kickstart your adventure?
Can't wait to kickoff another trip,
Sole Sister Lois