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My new photo collection of NFTs “Where My Vanagon Goes” is an homage to my love of VW Vanagons and also one of my favorite NFT photo collections “Where My Vans Go” – it’s also more than that though. It’s a love letter to Oahu, the Hawaiian island I live on. I first came here in 2001 and through the years, I learned the nooks and crannies of this island well enough to become one of the top rated guides. I developed high end luxury tours, hostel tours, and ‘cowboy’ tours – and I’ve introduced hundreds – probably thousands of tourists to the wonders of this place. On Vagobond.com, I’ve written extensively about Oahu, her history, her neighborhoods, her beauties, and her treasures. So, as my new collection grows – I will be sharing all of that and more. To be honest, I’ve got some fun ideas about future utility for this collection – travel is an under-developed category in NFTs.
And that brings me to Thursday Travel NFT – today I’ll delve into some of what exists in the NFT world of travel – and perhaps on future Thursdays – we will go down that rabbit hole even further.
This morning’s cover (on Vagobond) is one of the first pfp NFT collections I degen’d into. Degenz.
* ALPHA * – The Vagobond Discord is one of the best free alpha servers around. You might see it in this briefing, but you’ll definitely see it in the Alpha channel of our discord first.
-McDonalds Files Trademark on Metaverse Restaurant’s that Deliver IRL
– Angry Ape Army partnering with VANS
– Top 100 Most Influential People in the NFT Space
– Pixel Vault ‘Elite Apes’ covers for Comic #2 to launch today.
– UN and Tencent Decide on NFT Standards
– OpenSea Daily Users Drop 30% in One Week
– Meet Fewocious
2021 NFT Retrospective
Vagobond’s New Acquisitions
Rebels in Disguise (Coin) https://opensea.io/assets/0x0f667b08e583631f50df85537dc567ab90433b08/0
You can find my NFT buying methodology and more on the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com
Travel & Food NFT Projects
Updated Thursdays – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-travel-food-nft-beat-updated-thursdays/
SuperLocal – NFT gated travel app where users can mint locations as NFTs. https://pass.superlocal.com/
Travala Travel Tigers – Minting now for WhiteList https://www.travala.com/nft – these guys are the OGs of paying for travel with crypto. Their initial foray into NFTs is expensive and will probably sell out before reaching the public sale – but offers some amazing benefits.
NFT Booking – https://book.nftbooking.eu/ Book all of your travel with $BOOK – Think of this as the AirBnB of NFT/crypto travel
Lynkey – Luxury Resorts and Travel powered by Blockchain and NFTs. https://lynkey.com/
News and Info on Travel NFTs
Useful Info – Selling Travel Photos as NFTs
Are there NFTs for Travel?
Is there a role for travel in NFTs?
News – Marriot Enters the Metaverse
How Tech Can Alter Travel and Places
Travel Photography Collections
This section will grow over time
Food & Beverage NFTs:
Bored Breakfast Club – Coffee delivered by virtue of owning this NFT. https://www.boredbreakfastclub.com/
Delectibles by FoodMasku – One man’s quest to make masks from the food he eats
My Bag of Chips: Blue, Red, & White Chip NFTs
Updated Daily by Vagobond
These are my personal blue chip plays. Not everyone will agree with my chip designations. That’s fine.
On Chain Monkeys – One of the most positive ‘do good’ projects out there.
BAYC/MAYC– https://boredapeyachtclub.com/#/ $APE token coming. Huge sales. Roadmap underway.
Jenkins the Valet https://www.jenkinsthevalet.com/ Redefining publishing and collaboration
10KTF – https://10ktf.com/ $NTD token. This is a cool and probably Beeple project.
Huxley –https://huxleysaga.com/ AAA Game, Movie, Series, Licensing innovation
BYO Pills – https://byopills.com/ BYO Craft Snapshot 2/18 – $TRYP currency and p2e game
–BYOCRAFT MINTING MECHANICS
– Claimed rather then airdropped to holders of a BYOPill and a BYOVape.
– Need BYOPill AND BYOVape during the snapshot and during the time of claiming.
– 1 BYOPill + 1 BYOVape = 1 General BYOCraft
– 1 BYOPill + 1 BYOVape + 1 Apostle = 1 Tier-Specific BYOCraft
– 5 different tiers of BYOCraft with unique and generative traits & utility.
– BYOCrafts are 3D, game-ready vehicles with future use in the BYOVERSE
Peace Void/ Peaceful Groupies –https://peacevoid.world/ $PEACE token, PeaceDAO, partnerships with other projects and festivals (IRL and MV).
– Groupies can now be staked for $PEACE.
– $PEACE is the currency of the PeaceVoie ecosystem, the digital money to interact with
– PEACEFUL GROUPIES: You only need 1 Groupie to be part of the party.
– PEACEVOID: A web3 native brand. It’s art, music, poetry, fashion, lifestyle
– Focus is to take Groupies to festivals all around the world
Pixel Vault/ Punks Comic/ Metahero $PUNKS/$POW https://www.punkscomic.com
– Origin Story #1: Courtney – 5902 origin stories
– Each planet holder will be eligible for sidekick claim. Sidekicks will be stakable. TBA
– Physical comic will release by end of February
Elite Apes Collector’s Editions on OpenSea
King BlackBored: https://opensea.io/collection/punks2kingblackbored
These are projects I think have the potential to become blue chips.
Non-Fungible Fungus – Fun and trippy.
Moons of Mars https://www.moonsofmars.xyz Rock n Roll, Fashion, Branding, Products
Rebel Planet Motor Club – https://discord.gg/2pFUWV6R6p I’ve jumped this straight from watchlist to Red Chip. Not positive what is coming yet, but positive you don’t want to miss it.
– RPMC is planning on sending an NFT holder to Space on a Commercial Flight!
– Art Reveal coming this week
Creature Toadz – https://swampdao.finance/ Mashup of Creatures + Cryptoadz . $FLYZ This is one of those projects that might hit or completely miss. It literally could go either way. Project Dev is relentless, so I’m in but DYOR.
Adidas: Into the Metaverse – What’s going to happen here? I guess we wait and see.
Two Bit Bears – There is a level of genius working here that is largely overlooked. Goldilocks DAO
These are projects I love and support – but tbh, some of them may end up in the graveyard….
Glitchy Bitches –Visually morphing muses.https://glitchybitches.com/– still minting.
Rue Arcana – Tarot + Attractive art + SciFi vibe
CyberGalz – Sold Out
Do Not Mint – This may be idiotic but it’s feeling like something
Avax Wolf Game – Great team, easy minting and low gas, and always evolving dynamics.https://avaxwolfgame.io/
Bloot – https://discord.gg/Qdep8xgGqEBloot is being redefined. $BGLD is being unrugged.
Bulls on the Block / Bears on the Block – https://bullsontheblock.com/ This project, DAO, wallet being moved to the community still – feels like one foot in the graveyard.
Heaven Computer – https://heaven.computer/ Female led, amazing art project. Godmin abides but there is nothing happening here.
One Day Bae – https://onedaybae.io/ This is a favorite project. It vibed with me just right. Nothing is happening now. I don’t want to move it to the graveyard – but may have to soon.
*I’m looking for Beat Writers! Contact me. This is great exposure and a chance to write about your favorite projects. I’m covering all the beats without a designated writer – and those are all open to be claimed.
Literary NFT Beat
NFT Gamer Beat
Updated Tuesdays – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-nft-gamer-beat-updated-tuesdays/
Music NFT Beat
Updated Wednesdays – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-music-nft-beat-updated-wednesdays
The NFT DAO Beat
Updated Fridays – See latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/the-nft-dao-beat-updated-fridays/
Influencer NFT Beat (almost religious)
Updated on Weekends – Latest at https://vagobond.com/nft-influencer-beat/
The First NFT/Metaverse Religion- Bald Jesusism
Bald Jesus – BJ is Your Bro
– Minting for Bald Jesus Drinking Club – .05 ETH
– Holy Bjble – AB version – Readable on OS! Only .001 ETH on Polygon so no gas
Tokens, Staking, Defi
Solon – https://www.solon.finance/ I minted this what seems like 500 years ago. Love the art but the token and the vision are what actually made me mint.
$WTF – You can still claim here for a few more days:
$LOOKS Token – Looks Rare platform is gaining traction. Daily rewards for staking unmatched.
$TKNFY Tokenify – https://tokenfy.gitbook.io/tknfy-earn-guide/
I periodically move all of this to the NFT 101 page on Vagobond.com
How to Earn Money with NFTs
DAOs Will Change Everything
Passive Ways to Earn Money with ETH
Top of my radar right now probably Rebels in Disguise.
Rebels in Disguise – https://discord.gg/s4pRJKTw Presale: 2/9 Public Sale: 2/10
Moonlings – Metahero derivitive project by PVFD – https://discord.gg/cXjPutEu4h
Rap Empire DAO (Snoop Dog) – https://discord.gg/rapempire
Gnomenclature – https://discord.gg/vJD94smbnZ
Look Labs – (former?) Beanie project – https://discord.gg/kscScVhq – Probably won’t mint this.
Nemus – https://nemus.earth/the-nft/ – this is an ecology project.
FomoMofo – Hawaii based project with doxxed founders & branding https://discord.gg/K7vxMCTK
Great Projects I’m Not In or Following:
aka projects I missed and am salty about. There are too many – see the whole list at:
Missed in February: Generative Dungeons, Heroes,
These are projects that I wanted to believe in that simply seem like they are dead. I bought into many of these instead of the winning projects above. Take that as a warning. I sincerely hope that they resurrect – but when I put them here, it means that I’ve stopped believing and looking. I hope to someday have a section at the top called ‘Resurrections’ for when projects in the Graveyard manage to rise up again. As time goes on, I have no doubt this will be the biggest section of this newsletter and I will let it keep growing so that those who care to look can understand that the majority of projects fail and investors lose money. Pick wisely, my friends, and good luck!
See the huge full list at https://vagobond.com/nft-101/nft-project-graveyard/
Februray Graveyard Residents Added:
Tiki Festival – https://tikifestival.io/ I held on to hope as long as I could. Frenchie is still working, but I think this is a graveyard project now.