Mark and Amanda, The NYC Coupleis creating adventures around the world 1 country at a time!
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What we can offer (we're open to suggestions)
1. A huge THANK YOU and shoutout in a video!
A public display of our appreciation is the perfect way to start!
2. Access to Patron only behind the scenes unedited footage.
We have literally a Terabyte of footage and even from videos that have been published, that is only 25% of what was recorded.
Invite to monthly Patron only video chat.
Do you want to know where we're going next, our favorite destinations, how we got started on our journey, or our favorite animal? Fire away in a private group chat session!
You get all of the perks listed above, plus a postcard from each country we visit! Of course, it comes with a little hand written letter (we'll write as neat as possible for you)
You get to be in a video!
Well, kind of. We'll chat, you decide which future location you want to be featured in and we'll add your beautiful beastie face in our video along with a shout out and link to your social media in the description.
A couple of 30 something New Yorkers that decided we didn't want to wait until our hair was (completely) gray and our knees were bad to see the world. Why wait until you retire? Do you really NEED to work the 9-5 hustle? Live for the weekends while each year melts away? Hell no, you don't! In June of 2015 a plan slowly formed... to quit our jobs, sell everything, and travel for as long as possible. Nearly a year and a half later we "clocked out" of our NYC lifestyle, got engaged, then left on a 1 way ticket to Colombia. It's been 8 months and it's been one hell of a ride (check out our Youtube channel to follow along www.youtube.com/markamanda).
What started out as a hobby (making Youtube videos and taking photos) has turned into a passion that we love. There's something very satisfying about clicking the "publish video" button on Youtube, and we're constantly growing and learning new ways to share our experiences around the world with you. Why? Because everyone NEEDS to know how beautiful this place, we call Earth, is! Because everyone NEEDS to know how different AND similar people are across the world. Because everyone NEEDS to know that it's possible for them to take a leap of faith and chase down whatever it is they really want in life!
The truth is this, we're not entirely sure where we'll be one year from now... it is very likely we'll be back in NYC daydreaming about our adventures today, but we're going to fight like hell to see as many cities and experience as many cultures as we can before that day. We're already very thankful for the support we get from our loyal beasties and honestly, we don't expect or assume any of you to contribute, but if you'd like to be a part of this adventure with us, just know that we'll be forever grateful.
The decision to create a Patreon account wasn't easy. But after a few of our subscribers asked us why we didn't have one yet, combined with the fact that when other travelers ask us "how long does it take to make a video", I'm a little embarrassed to say (6-8 hours). At this point, it's truly a labor of love, but if we started to make enough money to buy a coffee to caffeinate our bodies for the "edit-fests" that happens quite regularly, we'd be very happy!
Of course, this adventure has been quite unique and an amazing opportunity. What is the biggest surprise though? The amount of people that ask for our advice regularly. The people that tell us we've inspired them. Those are the intangible gifts we've received that have made our journey unforgettable! We've had a positive impact on people lives and it makes us feel great. I think that value is definitely worth something, especially when all you see and read about is negativity.
We understand that not everyone is able to support us financially. So, if you can't or don't want to, that's fine, because having you watch, like, and comment helps us out as well!
If you DO want to be a patreon, we've got some small perks for you! Plus, know that you will be having an incredible impact on our lives, and it just makes us feel good when people appreciate what you're doing.
We've got big pals, goals, and aspirations! Either way, drop some "F-Bombs" with us and keep rockin'!
$10 - that will buy us each a cup of joe to keep us up for our late night video edit sessions.
But in all seriousness, these videos each take on average 6-8 hours to edit... but we LOVE doing it. A little caffeine can help though, so we're setting an achievable goal.
Let's do this!