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Welcome to the TREAD Tribe.
We both really appreciate you kindness and support.
It's very hard to offer you lots more that we do already to make joining the TREAD Tribe really worth your while , as we already aim to give you all 100%. That being said you are probably reading this because you genuinely care about us, enjoy our content and want to help ensure our adventures continue. For just thinking that we THANK YOU.
That being said by joining the TREAD Tribe you are part of our special adventure and you'll get more access to us. We already always aim to respond to every message and comment, which is manageable at the moment (just - Marianne does a fab job keeping up with them all) but as we grow we will always respond to the TREAD Tribe members first.
The thought that anyone would consider giving us any form of contribution to help keep us on the road is extremely humbling and heart warming. Although we can't offer you lots of perks one things for sure we are forever grateful.
You'll get everything mentioned in the $1 per month plus
1. Access to our Private TREAD Tribe facebook page
We have created a Facebook Page - just for you. It's an easy way for us to share exclusive content and to build the TREAD Tribe community. We can't wait for you to join us there
2. You're invited to the exclusive TREAD Tribe video hangouts
Every couple of months we will arrange a live video via our Facebook Live. (We think at the moment that the facebook video will be the easiest way to go live). As we live on the road the frequency will be dependant on having a wifi signal,
The content of the Live Chat will be up to you - the TREAD Tribe Members - We can share our stories on the road, talk about destinations we've been or if you've got questions or want to discuss a topic then that's what we'll do. It's your live chat so you tell us what you want to talk about.
3. 10% Discount on all TREAD the Globe Merchandise
We sell TREAD the Globe merchandise in our online shop as you will get a special TREAD Tribe discount.
4. Exclusive TREAD Tribe Sticker*
* Sticker will be send after 2 months membership
You'll get everything already mentioned plus
- We'll send you a personal TREAD the Globe postcard every 3 months, where ever you are in the world.
- 25% discount on TREAD the Globe Merchandise
We are Chris & Marianne, a couple from the UK. After some life changing events (Chris lost a couple of friends and Marianne amazingly donated a kidney to her best friend). We decided that life was really too short and needed to be lived. This helped us make the decision to make our dream of full time travel a reality. It took us a year to sell everything we owned before we rented out our house and bought 'Trudy' our Campervan.
The challenge is to visit every country in the world, before we die, in either Trudy our van, or with a backpack. We set off in May 2018 and after spending 9 months exploring Europe in our home on wheels, we headed over to Central America with our backpacks, to spend 5 months exploring this wonderful place.
The decision to create YouTube videos of our travels and to share all of our adventures was originally our sons, so that our family can see where we were off to. We never thought that our videos would become as popular to watch by others and we underestimated how much our content has positively affected peoples lives - it truly is very humbling.
The decision to create a Patreon page was not one that we took lightly and prompted many lengthly discussions. We had some followers asking us to create this page, but ultimately we really had to try and determine the value of what we are creating. The messages we get saying how we inspire people, has really touched us and we regularly being told that we really do undervalue the content we create.
We have always wanted our videos to be available to everyone, after all, not everyone is in a financial position to join Patreon. So we have agreed that we will continue to provide everything that we have done since we started, without our followers having to pay to join Patreon. It's very hard for us to find more time to create extra or exclusive content, as we literally spend all of our time travelling, filming, editing, posting on social media and of course living and having fun !! So if you have taken the time to read this far, it's probably because you just want to support us so that we can continue to create content!
Although we have planned our travels, to make them sustainable, through our house rental, we have exceeded our imagined invested by investing in filming equipment, editing software, websites etc, and the reality is, it would be much cheaper for us to travel and not produce content. We do however LOVE sharing our adventures with you and will continue to do so, all the while trying to improve and create better content.
Join us for the latest adventure, as we spend the next couple of years driving around the World on an Epic Road Trip.
Chris & Marianne