Humans are pretty big on the whole 'pack mentality' thing.
You can see it in everything from group trips to the bathroom (we're looking at you, girls!), to the shenanigans of Bucks' nights, or even the madness that sweeps over us as a nation during World Cup season.
It's a bit of a wonder crowd funding has only gained traction over the last few years. Kickstarter is one of the more well known platforms for this phenomenon, where groups of individuals pledge funds to another group or individual to achieve a goal. And what was initially all about getting innovative products or businesses across the ground is now opening up new possibilities at every turn.
Enter the travel market.
If you can make your trip sound fantastic, unique and worthy enough, you might just be able to crowd fund your travel plans.
Before you start thinking this is your ticket to finally make it to the music festival of your dreams, take a look at one of the examples currently earning funding from total strangers.
Bikecar 2014 is looking for $4,000 to build a two-seater, four-wheeled bike for its creators Paul and Kelly to ride from the southernmost tip of the UK to the northernmost tip – a journey of over 1,800 km. For a donation of $10, you get your name painted on the bike. For $150, you decide what Paul and Kelly wear for a day of their trip, and for $500 or more, you'll get six months of free advertising on their official website.
Many of the projects have a humanitarian element, or involve some sort of physical endeavour, so you can guarantee you'll need to win over the masses!
Think you've got what it takes? Or at least, think your travel plans have what it takes?