John Dickinson

John Dickinson

is creating travel books, guides, photographs, and videos

4

patrons

$53

per month
After spending a year and a half cleaning up from hurricanes (Matthew, Irma, and Maria in Puerto Rico) I decided it is time for a change in my life. I've always told myself I am going to be happy in whatever jobs I pursue and if something interested me, I worked my way through learning to do whatever that task entailed. I was a history professor at a university for several years, an IT manager at a hospital for several years, and in my spare time I've been a carpenter, helped build a house, and worked with kids as a tutor. My skill set varies widely and now I want to take on a new challenge. I want to see the world and share it with everyone.

I've been a backpacker all of my adult life. As soon as I was able to strap on a pack, I headed outdoors to experience everything nature had to offer. Growing up in Florida, I was too far away from the mountains to get there as often as I would have wanted, but I have logged my share of miles on the Florida Trail!  I've spent the last six months on the Appalachian Trail and in the gym getting ready for my big trip to New Zealand, where I plan to hike the Te Araroa trail and the Milford Track. I've started working on two books for this adventure, one guidebook and one memoir of my journey. The guidebook is designed to be my gift back to the trail and I hope it helps hikers plan and execute their own journey. The memoir is going to be my story, both on the trail and of my life to this point. Given my degrees in history, I'm no stranger to research and writing. I'd like to put that experience to good use and be able to publish books highlighting all of my planned adventures. And my plans are ambitious to say the least. I'm starting with Te Araroa but, with your support, I'd like to climb the 50 highest points in the Unites States (I'm excited about Florida - hopefully on that one I won't even break a sweat), hike the Everest Base Camp trail, hike the Grand Italian Trail, and hike the Hokkaido Nature Trail in Japan. There is a whole world of backpacking trails to explore and I want to share my experiences with everyone. While my primary medium is probably going to be publishing books, I have been learning photography and will be taking my equipment along on my trips. Perhaps a photo book will be a possibility by the time I have finished each adventure.

I've seen my share of tragedy. People sifting through what remains of their houses after a hurricane. Families lined up to collect rainwater from a highway drain spout. A woman and her kids living in her car because her house was just gone. It's time for me to see the beauty in this world and to share that beauty with you.

Thank you for your support!
Happy Trails!
--John

Tiers
Tier 1 - The Decal
$1 or more per month
Tier 1 patrons will get a personal thank you note and a Backpacking the World decal for your car!  Additionally, Tier 1 patrons will get early access to all video productions from my adventures!
Tier 2 - The Magnet
$3 or more per month
Tier 2 patrons will get everything from Tier 1 and a Backpacking the World refrigerator magnet.
Tier 3 - The eBook
$5 or more per month
Tier 3 patrons will get everything in Tiers 1 & 2 and will also get digital copies of every book published.
Tier 4 - The Book
$10 or more per month
Tier 4 patrons will get everything in Tiers 1-3 and will also get signed paper copies of every book published. ALSO - the first fifteen people to support me at this level, or above, will receive a limited edition Backpacking the World embroidered hat!
Tier 5 - The Show
$25 or more per month
Tier 5 patrons will get everything in Tiers 1-4 and will also get personalized trip reports along with exclusive photos and videos sent directly to you! These pictures and videos will not be made available online unless you post it!
After spending a year and a half cleaning up from hurricanes (Matthew, Irma, and Maria in Puerto Rico) I decided it is time for a change in my life. I've always told myself I am going to be happy in whatever jobs I pursue and if something interested me, I worked my way through learning to do whatever that task entailed. I was a history professor at a university for several years, an IT manager at a hospital for several years, and in my spare time I've been a carpenter, helped build a house, and worked with kids as a tutor. My skill set varies widely and now I want to take on a new challenge. I want to see the world and share it with everyone.

I've been a backpacker all of my adult life. As soon as I was able to strap on a pack, I headed outdoors to experience everything nature had to offer. Growing up in Florida, I was too far away from the mountains to get there as often as I would have wanted, but I have logged my share of miles on the Florida Trail!  I've spent the last six months on the Appalachian Trail and in the gym getting ready for my big trip to New Zealand, where I plan to hike the Te Araroa trail and the Milford Track. I've started working on two books for this adventure, one guidebook and one memoir of my journey. The guidebook is designed to be my gift back to the trail and I hope it helps hikers plan and execute their own journey. The memoir is going to be my story, both on the trail and of my life to this point. Given my degrees in history, I'm no stranger to research and writing. I'd like to put that experience to good use and be able to publish books highlighting all of my planned adventures. And my plans are ambitious to say the least. I'm starting with Te Araroa but, with your support, I'd like to climb the 50 highest points in the Unites States (I'm excited about Florida - hopefully on that one I won't even break a sweat), hike the Everest Base Camp trail, hike the Grand Italian Trail, and hike the Hokkaido Nature Trail in Japan. There is a whole world of backpacking trails to explore and I want to share my experiences with everyone. While my primary medium is probably going to be publishing books, I have been learning photography and will be taking my equipment along on my trips. Perhaps a photo book will be a possibility by the time I have finished each adventure.

I've seen my share of tragedy. People sifting through what remains of their houses after a hurricane. Families lined up to collect rainwater from a highway drain spout. A woman and her kids living in her car because her house was just gone. It's time for me to see the beauty in this world and to share that beauty with you.

Thank you for your support!
Happy Trails!
--John

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Tiers
Tier 1 - The Decal
$1 or more per month
Tier 1 patrons will get a personal thank you note and a Backpacking the World decal for your car!  Additionally, Tier 1 patrons will get early access to all video productions from my adventures!
Tier 2 - The Magnet
$3 or more per month
Tier 2 patrons will get everything from Tier 1 and a Backpacking the World refrigerator magnet.
Tier 3 - The eBook
$5 or more per month
Tier 3 patrons will get everything in Tiers 1 & 2 and will also get digital copies of every book published.
Tier 4 - The Book
$10 or more per month
Tier 4 patrons will get everything in Tiers 1-3 and will also get signed paper copies of every book published. ALSO - the first fifteen people to support me at this level, or above, will receive a limited edition Backpacking the World embroidered hat!
Tier 5 - The Show
$25 or more per month
Tier 5 patrons will get everything in Tiers 1-4 and will also get personalized trip reports along with exclusive photos and videos sent directly to you! These pictures and videos will not be made available online unless you post it!