it’s mid-january, the holiday festivities are over & summer seems really far off. & yet, on a daily basis i find myself dreaming of white sandy beaches & sparkling blue waters. or perhaps, strolling along the river seine, gazing up at the eiffel tower. sometimes i dream i’m walking the streets of florence. other times i imagine i’m eating fondoe in the mountaintop town of gimmelwald, or canyoning in nearby interlaken. & although i could rattle off a dozen places i would love to visit tomorrow, “traveling the globe” is definitely on hold, at least for the time being. so, in an effort to scratch my “travel itch”, i think it’s high time for a swap.
so, shout it from the roof tops, tell your friends, invite your neighbors, send an email, post it on your blog. anything & everything that will get the word out. i want EVERYONE in the world knows about the…
i hope you are as excited as i am! here are all the particulars…
it’s really quite simple: as a participant, you will be asked to send at least three objects (i don’t think anyone would mind if you decide to send more) that are some of YOUR favorite travel related things. think vacation, exotic countries, travel guides, maps… you get the idea. maybe it’s a favorite travel journal, perhaps something that reminds you of a favorite city or place , a package stocked with all your favorite travel goodies & must haves, or a collage of your favorite destinations. be creative & most importantly have fun with it! objects can be new or vintage, bought or handmade… just remember, it is best to send something the you’d be pleased & excited to receive yourself.
ready to join the fun? please e-mail your particulars to email@example.com. sign-ups will be open until monday, january 21st… so get your friends involved! here’s what i need:
• your name.
• mailing address.
• email address.
• website / blog / flickr
(must be involved with at least one of these – not because i’m mean & like to exclude people, simply because i want everyone to have the opportunity to really get to know their partners. although, i might be persuaded to let a few people in who don’t have a website / blog / flickr account.)
• a little something about yourself.
(just a little bit about you to send to your partner… who you are & what you like. it would be fun to find out about some your favorite places to visit as well as those you can’t wait to travel to.)
• please indicate if you are willing to ship internationally.
swap partners will be emailed to you shortly after the sign-up deadline. the delivery date for this swap is Friday, February 8th… please have it postmarked by then.
once you receive your package, be sure to post photos here, for everyone to enjoy! if you don’t have a flickr account, email me your photos & i will post them for you. if you have any questions/ comments, just drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org
i’m so excited! i can’t wait. i hope you are too!