Current issues surrounding the travels to be taken are budgetting concerns. A bit of inquiry has not resulted in any broad grants or fellowships begging to be stolen by an engineer doing social work in India. The result will be a month of working in Austin, meaning a nice trip home, not quite at the peak of summer, and the potential to do a lot more planning.
Also on the table are plans to interview non-profits along the way, asking questions about incorporating new technology and where funding comes from, recording the videos on my new flip video, and eventually helping Mrs. Deborah Edward (aka Mom) to write a book on the subject, using her non-profit expertise.
Another idea is to try to get a local outdoors store to support my travels in exchange for an article or two for a newsletter or just mad props on my blog. Other thoughts?