Skift Take

While individual travel bloggers won’t have much luck putting their next trip on Kickstarter, projects such as Nowhere and this Bhutan documentary may be paving the way for more established and well-organized travel projects to get funded.

Nowhere Magazine has successfully funded 113 percent of its original goal of $7,500 for its digital redesign in just over two weeks. The literary venture was launched as a free website in 2009 by Porter Fox. The site collects essay contributions from authors, journalists, and travelers who, until now, were paid a very small stipend for their work.

Fox explains that 75 percent of the funds will go to the writers, designers, and photographers that are working on the site redesign and contribute to the magazine. “I worked as a travel journalist for 13 years and felt really guilty not paying people what they were worth,” says Fox.

The rest of the funds will be used for the site’s transition to a print and downloadable tablet magazine, which will be available on iPads, Kindles, and Samsung Galaxy tablets for a small subscription fee. Nowhere will continue to share free content on its blog.

Fox is a freelance writer based out of Brooklyn, New York. He says Nowhere defines travel as a break from the normal routine and “anything that involves elements of people, place, and time.”


The Daily Newsletter

Our daily coverage of the global travel industry. Written by editors and analysts from across Skift’s brands.

Have a confidential tip for Skift? Get in touch

Tags: kickstarter, magazines, tablets

Up Next

Loading next stories