One of the biggest reasons I want to take this skate tour is because I have been skateboarding and longboarding since I was very little. I didn’t start practicing and making substantial progress until I re-picked-up skateboarding again in the 7th grade. Some of my most favorite skateboarding companies, such as: Lakai (shoes), Girl (decks and clothing), and Chocolate (decks and clothing) came out with videos that featured some of these spots in Europe and other spots across the globe. Ever since foreign places have become more popular for skate companies to tour I have always had the desire to be able to do what these professionals do.
I really have not heard of anyone doing this sort of world-wide skate tour without the backing of a company behind them. Since it is so costly to plan and experience a world-wide skate tour it was necessary for the parent skate companies to get lots of people to make the trips at once. They brought along many different boards and cameras with film because they knew the trips would require lots of equipment to ensure they get great footage. Girl and Chocolate skateboards did a combined tour in Europe called the “We’re OK Eurok” tour. They didn’t release a full new skate video for the tour but they compiled some of the footage to release a short film. I have to overcome a couple barriers of being able to accomplish this journey. The only real problematic one will be money. I need lots of money in order to travel to these places and I will need shelter for everywhere I go.
I found three very different hotels to choose from with different prices as well as different rental cars. I chose economy cars because I know I won’t be needing tons of room with my car; just enough for my skateboard, some food, and myself. I also included varying amounts of food expenditures because I figure that some days I really won’t want to cook my own food whereas other days I will. It also helps to account for varying restaurant prices that I would incur. I have to different options of saving. One is at $50 a month because that is what I likely could afford and I included $75 a month because I could likely cut some of my expenditures in order to make up that addition $10 that would be necessary, even with cutting my monthly entertainment entirely.