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My Fake Vacation

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My Fake Vacation
Swap Coordinator:scrapkween (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges 
Number of people in swap:4
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:December 6, 2019
Date items must be sent by:January 20, 2020
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

Are you like me, and love to travel but have a limited budget? Then this is the swap for you. I have had this idea swirling around in my head for awhile now, if this go around is successful, then we will do others. Okay. So, I am giving everyone who signs up an imaginary budget of 15,000 USD to plan and go on some sort of trip. You may go anywhere you wish, except for someplace local to you. On this trip, you will keep a detailed record of your "expenses", as well as some sort of journal. You will also send your partner some sort of souvenir from wherever you go(either something hand crafted by you from the location you are going, since you didn't actually go there or something actually bought). You should also provide pictures, either printed off or drawn. So , just to recap, here are the things you need to send your partner:

A COMPLETE BREAKDOWN OF YOUR EXPENSES(airfare,accomodations,excursions,etc).Not to exceed 15000 USD. SPEND IT ALL

A JOURNAL OR TRAVEL LOG OF YOUR TRIP.Tell them about what you did each day, where you stayed, what you ate, etc. Any unusual people that you met. Can be handwritten or typed.Preferably a small book form. Make it something your partner will want to keep . You might want to include some "fake" ephemera, like a travel map, printout of a restaurant menu, etc. THIS SHOULD BE 10-15 PAGES minimum

A "SOUVENIR" from your trip. Could be postcards or a bookmark, or both. Or an actual souvenir from the place. Get creative and imaginative with it

Because of the time component that this swap entails, I am not accepting unrated newbies, or anyone with less than 10 swaps. No recent 1's or 3's in the past 6 months.

BON VOYAGE!

Discussion

AliCrafter 11/19/2019 #

I LOVE the idea of this swap. Very clever! I, however, am not so clever so I have to pass.

Mamasch 11/20/2019 #

This is a wonderful idea! I'm not sure if I have the time to commit, but I'm going to consider it.

mickiecheryl 12/ 1/2019 #

I'm interested in this one, especially the added bonus of the expense detail. I'm assuming this is ok, but wanted to ask - are you happy for me to convert the US$15k to £ to make it a bit easier for when I'm searching for the flights and itineraries? I'd write at the top of the letter what the conversion was.

scrapkween 12/ 5/2019 #

@mickiecheryl yes, you can absolutely do that!

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