Monday, April 6, 2009

The goodwill of strangers

How far and where could you travel in 30 days relying only on the kindness of strangers reading your Tweets asking for a ride?

Turns out you can get from England to New Zealand! Which is pretty amazing. Here is Paul Smith's blog. It makes for some fascinating reading. He went without any money or plans -- and he worried quite a bit about what would happen if he got stranded or if his project didn't work. How did he manage? How did he actually get across those enormous expanses of water for free?

You'll have to read the blog. Oh, this was a fund-raising as well, for water.