Ben L., High Society Hobo is creating Photography, travel envy/inspiration & sending you cool stuf
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Following your passion is a scary thing.

As long as I can remember I've been obsessed with the world and all it has to offer: cultures, languages, histories, peoples, food (OMG the food) and the accompanying sites, sounds and smells. I've chosen to dedicate my life to telling you all about those things and showing you as much as possible. Hopefully along the way I'll be able to inspire you to see more of the world (or do more of whatever your passion is) and provide some useful tips as well.

I've been traveling for work and school for years now, but it is only recently that I finally found the courage to make my passion my full-time job. I'm learning a lot and investing as much as I can in becoming better at this. It's a lot of work with little return, but I love what I do. So I need your support to help me keep going and to continue to bring you awesome pics, inspiring posts and advice. 

By choosing to support me with a monthly donation that you set yourself (an amount you want), you can help ensure that I can keep going and keep creating content for free, public consumption. Obviously, if you are one of the awesome people that do choose to support me, you'll get something in return. I'm not asking for handouts, after all. 

What can you expect in return for your support? Well, here are a few examples:

  • Hand written postcards mailed to you from wherever I'm at. Every single month. 
  • Monthly chat sessions, where you can ask whatever you want.
  • Trip planning (itineraries, hotels, sites, restaurants, etc).
  • Custom artwork from artists I meet along the way.
  • Unique pieces of jewelry, articles of clothing, etc. from wherever I happen to be.
  • And more. If you're looking for something in particular, please ask!

Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per month
Support me at this level and get:
  • Monthly emails with exclusive information on my favorite "secret" places that I don't publish on my public sites. 
  • Discounts on any of my products and access to discounts from any companies I chose to partner with.
  • A handwritten postcard mailed to your home/office the month you join and on your anniversary month every year.
  • Mini photobook at 1 year anniversary of your support.
Pledge $10 or more per month
only 200 left
All of the above, plus:
  • A handwritten birthday card sent to your home/office. These will be higher end, hopefully locally made/designed cards (and may be in a foreign language!). Available from 3rd month of contribution onward (international postage is expensive, after all).
Pledge $15 or more per month
only 100 left
All of the above, plus:
  • Handwritten, monthly postcard.
  • Access to quarterly (small) group video sessions, where readers/followers can ask me all their travel questions.
Pledge $60 or more per month
only 30 left
All of the above, plus:
  • Private, 30 minute video sessions where you can ask me anything you want! Scheduled in advance, up to 4 times per year.
  • Priority response to emails seeking travel advice.
  • Assistance in creating a travel itinerary for you, for a trip lasting up to 14 days.
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 20 left
Support me at this level and get:
  • 5in x 7in (12cm x 18 cm) soft-cover photobook shipped after 3 months.
  • Handwritten monthly postcards sent to your home/office.
  • Private, 1-hour, on request, video sessions where you can ask me whatever you want! Limited to 6 per year.
  • Cool local item shipped from wherever I am to wherever you are, every single month. You'll get a monthly email detailing what my travel plans are. You can then let me know what item you might like! The options are virtually endless! Examples include: artwork, clothing, handmade soaps/cosmetics, jewelry, knick-knacks, etc.
    • Price includes international shipping, which is really expensive.
Pledge $250 or more per month
only 20 left
Everything from the $100 level, only:
  • Higher quality local items. Examples could include commissioned art pieces, custom made jewelry, rare vintage clothing, custom made clothing, antiques, etc.
  • Hardcover, 8in x 10/11 in. (roughly A4 size) premium photobook shipped ASAP.
Pledge $600 or more per month
only 15 left
Everything from the $200 level, plus:
  • Premium, large, custom bound photobook with personal message inside, sent ASAP. 
  • High quality photo print (framed) or canvas of your favorite photo of mine. Up to 2 per year (depending on size, extremely large prints may be limited to 1 per year).
  • Complimentary copies of any of my other publications (I've got several in the works or on the drawing board)
  • One off unique goodie grab bags comprised of random things produced by my creative friends and fellow travelers. 1 per year.
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
only 5 left
Everything from the $600 level, plus:
  • Join me on my travels! For 7-10 days every year! These aren't group tours. This will be private travels right alongside my original plans.
  • I will arrange and pay for everything from flights and visas to accommodation, in country transportation and local adventures with local people and fellow travelers!
  • Note: Think budget travel style here, because that's how I role. You can expect roundtrip economy flights. Accommodation will be simple, but nice and clean guesthouses or hostels. In country transportation will be busses, trains and/or (where feasible) private vehicle. Meals will be a mixture of street food, dive joints, cafes, restaurants and (if we're really lucky) maybe even a local's home. Any tours/tour guides will be from locally owned small businesses.
    • Obviously, there will be a lot of coordination between us and the whole program will be subject to your approval. Higher-end arrangements can be made, but an additional one-time fee may be needed (depending on the location and how high end you want). 
    • If you want to bring a significant other, that can be arranged as well, thought this may also require an additional one-time fee.
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I love photography and providing wonderful, unique images for my readers. My current camera is decent, but very old (bought it used to begin with). So, help me bet a better camera and I'll be able to provide more and better images for your daily delight!
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Following your passion is a scary thing.

As long as I can remember I've been obsessed with the world and all it has to offer: cultures, languages, histories, peoples, food (OMG the food) and the accompanying sites, sounds and smells. I've chosen to dedicate my life to telling you all about those things and showing you as much as possible. Hopefully along the way I'll be able to inspire you to see more of the world (or do more of whatever your passion is) and provide some useful tips as well.

I've been traveling for work and school for years now, but it is only recently that I finally found the courage to make my passion my full-time job. I'm learning a lot and investing as much as I can in becoming better at this. It's a lot of work with little return, but I love what I do. So I need your support to help me keep going and to continue to bring you awesome pics, inspiring posts and advice. 

By choosing to support me with a monthly donation that you set yourself (an amount you want), you can help ensure that I can keep going and keep creating content for free, public consumption. Obviously, if you are one of the awesome people that do choose to support me, you'll get something in return. I'm not asking for handouts, after all. 

What can you expect in return for your support? Well, here are a few examples:

  • Hand written postcards mailed to you from wherever I'm at. Every single month. 
  • Monthly chat sessions, where you can ask whatever you want.
  • Trip planning (itineraries, hotels, sites, restaurants, etc).
  • Custom artwork from artists I meet along the way.
  • Unique pieces of jewelry, articles of clothing, etc. from wherever I happen to be.
  • And more. If you're looking for something in particular, please ask!

Recent posts by Ben L., High Society Hobo

Tiers
Pledge $5 or more per month
Support me at this level and get:
  • Monthly emails with exclusive information on my favorite "secret" places that I don't publish on my public sites. 
  • Discounts on any of my products and access to discounts from any companies I chose to partner with.
  • A handwritten postcard mailed to your home/office the month you join and on your anniversary month every year.
  • Mini photobook at 1 year anniversary of your support.
Pledge $10 or more per month
only 200 left
All of the above, plus:
  • A handwritten birthday card sent to your home/office. These will be higher end, hopefully locally made/designed cards (and may be in a foreign language!). Available from 3rd month of contribution onward (international postage is expensive, after all).
Pledge $15 or more per month
only 100 left
All of the above, plus:
  • Handwritten, monthly postcard.
  • Access to quarterly (small) group video sessions, where readers/followers can ask me all their travel questions.
Pledge $60 or more per month
only 30 left
All of the above, plus:
  • Private, 30 minute video sessions where you can ask me anything you want! Scheduled in advance, up to 4 times per year.
  • Priority response to emails seeking travel advice.
  • Assistance in creating a travel itinerary for you, for a trip lasting up to 14 days.
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 20 left
Support me at this level and get:
  • 5in x 7in (12cm x 18 cm) soft-cover photobook shipped after 3 months.
  • Handwritten monthly postcards sent to your home/office.
  • Private, 1-hour, on request, video sessions where you can ask me whatever you want! Limited to 6 per year.
  • Cool local item shipped from wherever I am to wherever you are, every single month. You'll get a monthly email detailing what my travel plans are. You can then let me know what item you might like! The options are virtually endless! Examples include: artwork, clothing, handmade soaps/cosmetics, jewelry, knick-knacks, etc.
    • Price includes international shipping, which is really expensive.
Pledge $250 or more per month
only 20 left
Everything from the $100 level, only:
  • Higher quality local items. Examples could include commissioned art pieces, custom made jewelry, rare vintage clothing, custom made clothing, antiques, etc.
  • Hardcover, 8in x 10/11 in. (roughly A4 size) premium photobook shipped ASAP.
Pledge $600 or more per month
only 15 left
Everything from the $200 level, plus:
  • Premium, large, custom bound photobook with personal message inside, sent ASAP. 
  • High quality photo print (framed) or canvas of your favorite photo of mine. Up to 2 per year (depending on size, extremely large prints may be limited to 1 per year).
  • Complimentary copies of any of my other publications (I've got several in the works or on the drawing board)
  • One off unique goodie grab bags comprised of random things produced by my creative friends and fellow travelers. 1 per year.
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
only 5 left
Everything from the $600 level, plus:
  • Join me on my travels! For 7-10 days every year! These aren't group tours. This will be private travels right alongside my original plans.
  • I will arrange and pay for everything from flights and visas to accommodation, in country transportation and local adventures with local people and fellow travelers!
  • Note: Think budget travel style here, because that's how I role. You can expect roundtrip economy flights. Accommodation will be simple, but nice and clean guesthouses or hostels. In country transportation will be busses, trains and/or (where feasible) private vehicle. Meals will be a mixture of street food, dive joints, cafes, restaurants and (if we're really lucky) maybe even a local's home. Any tours/tour guides will be from locally owned small businesses.
    • Obviously, there will be a lot of coordination between us and the whole program will be subject to your approval. Higher-end arrangements can be made, but an additional one-time fee may be needed (depending on the location and how high end you want). 
    • If you want to bring a significant other, that can be arranged as well, thought this may also require an additional one-time fee.