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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Video Update – Visit to Phoenix Press

On Thursday Ed visited Phoenix Press. They’ll be printing your post cards. They may also be printing the adventurer certificates and depending on prices the paperbacks.  It doesn’t look like the hardcover book can meet the minimum numbers so those will be done through Lulu on-demand printing. On Friday Ed’s interview went live on the iTunes … Continue reading »

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Featured on New London Patch

The New London “Patch” reporter featured our video this afternoon. Very cool, check us out!

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Applying for India Visas for USA Citizens

If you use a Mac beware applying for your online India Visa!  The India Consulate has outsourced its application process to Travisa Outsourcing – at least if you live somewhere overseen by Consulate General of India-New York.  Ed and I were each able to use Safari to go through the online application process without a problem. The … Continue reading »

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West By Sea: in the press

(You can also read this update on Kickstarter) We’ve been working hard to generate press. While trying to sell the house we’ve spent most of each day promoting West By Sea. More backers means more “social proof” and better quality rewards for all backers. We contacted adventure travel companies, cancer survivor groups, motivational leadership types and … Continue reading »

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Objects and other exciting news

Objects Hi everyone, we’re into the final week. Pre-orders for books and postcards will end on 3/31 which is Sunday (and actually it’ll be 4am EDT on 4/1 so those in Hawaii can still pledge late.)  Backers should review the campaign again and consider adjusting pledges before the deadline – several new rewards. To give … Continue reading »

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Short daily updates

Full day Sunday with family activities. Here are some highlights from earlier in the week. Nice progress today. Got an order of business cards in. I’ll be dropping them around town, linking back to the kickstarter project page. Only one weekend left. The next update is about Objects. If you could pick only one thing … Continue reading »

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KS Update #7 (Backers Only)

Posted an update about how the funds will be used, for backers only (at Kickstarter).

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Raising Funds through March 31st. Journey with us!

Help us write a book at sea. Funding through March 31st. Underway May – September 2013.

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West By Sea on a quest for numbered treasure

    I’m a huge fan of codes, ciphers, word plays, puns (as you’ve discovered this week on Twitter), maps, treasure hunting and quests. And for a while now I’ve wanted to do a book like one of my favorites from grammar school: Masquerade by Kit Williams (on Amazon).  Well now thanks to your support it … Continue reading »

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Update #5: Blog and Book (alpha test)

(You can also view this update on the Kickstarter project page.) Hi everyone, it was a busy weekend. Did we mention we hate daylight savings time? That’s one reason we’re going WEST by sea – 25 hour days! Updated the KS video (new Ed outtake) and posted to new YouTube channel Received sponsored Juicies cables … Continue reading »

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How did the Pied Piper do it?

Today we’re thinking about followers. Twitter, Facebook, Kickstarter. There are online companies who guarantee you tens of thousands of followers. Our concern is those followers are actually follow-bots or worse sweatshops filled with drudges at computers.  I’m sure many are completely legitimate, but the scale seems daunting on such a short timeframe. Our Kickstarter timeframe … Continue reading »

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Update #4: Announcing Stretch Goals

3/8 UPDATE: Announcing Stretch Goals in Kickstarter Update #4. And the first one is already funded! We also added new rewards and welcomed our first expeditionary gear sponsor Juicies. The first ten days have been exciting. The initial funding goal for underway internet access was reached in less than 72 hours thanks to your support. … Continue reading »

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Jimmy Buffett says “The weather is here…”

This is what we have to deal with today. Stuck in the house, we took advantage of the lull in the action to call our ship agent to clear up some details about the Australian visa. The letter we received listed the underway date, but of course we get to Australia five days before. It … Continue reading »

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“We got to move it move it…”

The movers are here. What they originally thought would take four days is only going to take two. Partly because there will be 7-15 centimeters of snow between the road and the house tomorrow morning. They packed and moved about half our stuff yesterday. It is always very strange watching your stuff drive off into … Continue reading »

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Update #3: Michelle’s Take on the Kickstarter Campaign

Check out the latest update on the Kickstarter page.

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