We don’t want to pay the middle-man any more than you do. That’s why we’re using Kickstarter to… well… kickstart our first-ever magazine. The road is long and windy, but what you put in, we give back in blood, sweat and tears.
Not much of the world is left untouched, unshared or unliked these days. And with so little left for us to discover, the notion of buying a ticket and setting out for an adventure has been obstructed by booking sites, how-to guides, reviews, tour organisers – an entire industry that takes something foreign and makes it at the same time feel oddly familiar. Even our sense of chance has been catered for.
Of course, travel is not the same for everyone. Some of us scour the globe to sample another culture’s food, booze and way of life, while others leave their homes to escape famine, political persecution or economic disparity. The privilege of being a tourist cannot be understated, and after we thank our lucky stars it’s hard not to think about how we might choose to explore the world in a way that’s both respectful and considered.
Why make another magazine?
80 million images are uploaded to Instagram every day. With content being created and consumed at such breakneck speed, the challenges for social media are centered around server capacity and the creation of algorithms which surface what we want to see. As storytellers in a digital revolution it’s becoming increasingly difficult to cut through the noise – so we’re slowing things down and going analogue.
We need more time for romance, innocence and the accidental. The Adventure Handbook Issue 1 is an effort to prove that there are still discoveries to be had and stories to be told. It’s a testament to the fact that imagery and writing, in the hands of inspired people, can reveal things that are valued beyond the statistics.
It will be an extremely high-quality publication and within its pages you’ll find in-depth interviews, photo essays and stories by Håkan Ludwigson, Katrin Koenning, Chiara Goia, David Alan Harvey, Eric Valli, Ying Ang, Antoine Bruy, Kanghee Kim, Benjamin Rasmussen, George Voulgaropoulos, Ché Parker, Akasha Rabut, Ériver Hijano, Alexi Hobbs and more…