Do. Or do not. There is no try. - Yoda, Jedi Master
Upon my return to Colorado for the first time in more than three and a half years, I was often asked, "how on earth have you found a way to travel the world both on a budget and find work?" Well, I will tell you– that to me–long-term travel has made me a much larger entrepreneur than I was even before. Because, the way I see it, when you get to that point where your funds are dwindling faster than your 401K, you can either become desperate by taking shady questionable actions OR you can become innovative in creating ways to stay on the road. Below is an article that was sent to me by my friend Christoph and I thought it was so good I had to share it both for travelers and for inspiring entrepreneurs.
Anyone who has spent any amount of time on the road, whether for business or pleasure, knows that the key to zen travel is being organized. Having exactly what you need -- no more, no less -- makes running through airports, navigating public transportation and toting all of your belongings manageable. There is nothing worse than losing something important like your passport or phone charger when you are halfway across the globe.
That’s why a company called BauBax is basically killing it on Kickstarter with a campaign for an innovative jacket that offers 15 built-in features for travelers. The Chicago-based product design firm had raised more than $894,000 from 5,500-plus backers as of midday today. That’s more than 44 times the $20,000 the company was hoping to raise.