Kristin Lajeunesse is creating Will Travel for Vegan Food
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*** CURRENTLY ON HOLD UNTIL FURHTER NOTICE ***

In 2011 I had this bananas idea to quit my job, sell or donate almost everything I owned, move into a renovated van (named Gerty), and set out on the road in an effort to eat at every single vegan restaurant in the U.S. I called the project, Will Travel for Vegan Food.

2 years, 48 states, and 547 restaurants later I completed my mission (Oct. 2011 - Aug. 2013).

Here's a short recap video about that:



When the trip ended I never would have dreamed of loving the nomadic lifestyle so much. In addition, I came to a deeper understanding of how my passion for food and travel was extending much further.

I started hearing from people who were grateful to learn of vegan food in hidden places, or of how easy it is to maintain a vegan lifestyle while on the go. Some people were beginning to change their food consumption habits, while others were inspired to let go of some of the fears and chase their wildest and sometimes scariest dreams.

The project became so much bigger than I could have hoped and it hasn't slowed.



I was approached by a publishing house shortly into my journey; which resulted in my first ever memoir (published in April 2015). I've also started creating a lot more content: posting weekly vlogs, video tours showcasing veg-friendly eateries and cities, video updates of my travel and foodie excursions, more blog posts, cross-platform social media content, and more.

Even though this all sounds idyllic and fancy, it's a LaaahhhhT of work, and I don't currently earn anything from these endeavors. But I *love, love, love* what I do so much that I don't want to let something pesky like this slow me down.

That's why I'm not asking you to pay for anything—the vlogs and all the regular yummy content will still happen no matter what—what I'm asking for is support from the masses so I can turn this into a proper, full-time, passion-drive endeavor. <3

With your support I can create content more consistently, showcasing vegan travel and culture from around the world.

Let's work together to continue spreading the good vegan word, turn this passion project into a full fledged full-time gig, AND (if all goes according to plan) help create the world's first nationally televised vegan hosted travel show. Weeee!!!!!!!!

Thank you so very much!!

xo
Kristin
Tiers
"You've Got This"
$1 or more per creation
 That's what I hear whenever ANY support comes in for this bananas project that I'm trying to turn into a proper career. From those willing to simply acknowledge what I'm working on, it's as if they're saying to me, "you got this" and that means SO, so, sooo much. Thank you!

For $1/month you will get:
  1. Exclusive access to my Patreon stream.
  2. Humungo virtual gratitude and thanks for letting me know you're here and that you care.
Access to Untold Stories
$5 or more per creation
For $5/month you will get:  
  1. Exclusive access to my Patreon stream.
  2. Humungo virtual gratitude and thanks for letting me know you're here and that you care.
  3. MEMBER-ONLY access to my bi-monthly "untold stories from the road" video series (published 2x a month as 'private' videos to my YouTube channel, that only those who give $5+/month will have access to). These stories will sometimes be really difficult to hear or understand, but they are true and deep parts of my journey that I've never shared publicly before. You'll have unlimited access to these stories immediately and going forward with your $5/month contribution. 
Two Coffees Per Month
$10 or more per creation
A coffee these days is what, around $5 each (with soy), right? So I totally understand how committing to double that per month is like giving up two coffees over a four week period. But to me this means you're totally serious about seeing this through and helping me out, and that truly means so much.

For $10/month you'll get all the previously mentioned perks + a digital copy of my memoir.

  • Digital copy of Will Travel for Vegan Food: A Young Woman's Solo Van-Dwelling Mission to Break Free, Find Food, & Make Love
  • All of the above rewards too.
Let's Hangout
$15 or more per creation
Get all the stuff mentioned in previous perk options PLUS live monthly hangs with meeeeee!! :) :)


  • LIVE monthly Google Hangout chats - for this level and up, supporters only.
  • Plus all of the above perks as well.
Don't Tell My Publisher!
$19 or more per creation
My publisher doesn't even know I'm doing this! Check it out:


  • NEW never before seen extended chapters from my memoir! Once per month (starting in April 2017) I will release one new chapter, from where my book left off, on through today. While this series isn't directly tied to the memoir I wanted to create a way to share what has gone on in the WTFVF journey since the book was published (it's been nearly 3 years since the road trip ended). Look for "Chapter 28" starting in April 2017. And if you sign up after this time frame then you will have plenty of extended chapters you can take your time catching up on. :)
  • Plus all of the above perks as well.
Craft My 'Untold Stories'
$25 or more per creation
All SIX of the previous tier perks + YOU TELL ME what you want me to talk about in an upcoming episode of 'Untold Stories from the Road.'

Did you read something in the memoir or an online post that made you scratch your head or say to yourself, "There must be more here"? Have you been itching to ask me about it but worried it would be inappropriate or too sensitive? Now's the time!

The whole point of the Untold Stories is to share with you some of the intimacies of this entire project, that I've never shared before.

Now's your time to ask the tough questions. You're welcome to submit one question per month for consideration.  
I'll Plan Your Next Trip
$50 or more per creation
You get ALL of the perks listed above + let me thank-you by planning your next adventure* (upon request)!
  • I'll take care of planning where you should go eat (and make recommendations for menu item if I've been before)...
  • Scope out affordable accommodations...
  • And connect you with any local vegans and/or veg groups I may know in the area (if you wish).

    *Limited one itinerary per every six months.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
$100 or more per creation
I'M YOURS!

Grab any and all of the previous perks that you want + a signed copy of my memoir (if you already have a copy I'll send ya another one and you can choose to do whatever you'd like with the extra).

If I won't be nearby for a hand delivery I'll get this plus some WTFVF swag shipped out to you ASAP.

ALSO, your name will go into the credits of future, monthly WTFVF-specific video content (that may include vlogs, 'what I ate in a day' videos, and city tours—not to be confused with promotional videos that may be created for specific businesses) .
Dinner & A Show
$250 or more per creation
Your choice of any and all of the previously mentioned perks + if we ever end up in the same place I'm totally taking you out for dinner and if you don't already have a signed copy of my book plus loads of WTFVF swag, you can be sure I'll come bearing ALL the gifts. ;) I might also request your company to the movies. We'll see what's playing and if we can agree on one. Haha!
Choose Your Own Adventure
$500 or more per creation
Oh wow, you're incredible!!

Not only will you be responsible for helping create a lot of compassionately focused content, but you'll get to decide what gets made!

In addition to choosing among the previous perks (any and all of the ones you wish) the floor is yours to add your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas to our monthly $500+ MEMBER ONLY meetings where I share with you what's in the works, how your money is being used, and what we've got in the pipeline. This is your chance to help mold the future of Will Travel for Vegan Food.
Goals
36% complete
This would be the first stepping stone in realizing that the world is ready for and does in fact want this type of content, and are willing to help make it happen. This amount would cover some business expenses like website and email hosting, accounting, and moderate travel expenses. 
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*** CURRENTLY ON HOLD UNTIL FURHTER NOTICE ***

In 2011 I had this bananas idea to quit my job, sell or donate almost everything I owned, move into a renovated van (named Gerty), and set out on the road in an effort to eat at every single vegan restaurant in the U.S. I called the project, Will Travel for Vegan Food.

2 years, 48 states, and 547 restaurants later I completed my mission (Oct. 2011 - Aug. 2013).

Here's a short recap video about that:



When the trip ended I never would have dreamed of loving the nomadic lifestyle so much. In addition, I came to a deeper understanding of how my passion for food and travel was extending much further.

I started hearing from people who were grateful to learn of vegan food in hidden places, or of how easy it is to maintain a vegan lifestyle while on the go. Some people were beginning to change their food consumption habits, while others were inspired to let go of some of the fears and chase their wildest and sometimes scariest dreams.

The project became so much bigger than I could have hoped and it hasn't slowed.



I was approached by a publishing house shortly into my journey; which resulted in my first ever memoir (published in April 2015). I've also started creating a lot more content: posting weekly vlogs, video tours showcasing veg-friendly eateries and cities, video updates of my travel and foodie excursions, more blog posts, cross-platform social media content, and more.

Even though this all sounds idyllic and fancy, it's a LaaahhhhT of work, and I don't currently earn anything from these endeavors. But I *love, love, love* what I do so much that I don't want to let something pesky like this slow me down.

That's why I'm not asking you to pay for anything—the vlogs and all the regular yummy content will still happen no matter what—what I'm asking for is support from the masses so I can turn this into a proper, full-time, passion-drive endeavor. <3

With your support I can create content more consistently, showcasing vegan travel and culture from around the world.

Let's work together to continue spreading the good vegan word, turn this passion project into a full fledged full-time gig, AND (if all goes according to plan) help create the world's first nationally televised vegan hosted travel show. Weeee!!!!!!!!

Thank you so very much!!

xo
Kristin

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Tiers
"You've Got This"
$1 or more per creation
 That's what I hear whenever ANY support comes in for this bananas project that I'm trying to turn into a proper career. From those willing to simply acknowledge what I'm working on, it's as if they're saying to me, "you got this" and that means SO, so, sooo much. Thank you!

For $1/month you will get:
  1. Exclusive access to my Patreon stream.
  2. Humungo virtual gratitude and thanks for letting me know you're here and that you care.
Access to Untold Stories
$5 or more per creation
For $5/month you will get:  
  1. Exclusive access to my Patreon stream.
  2. Humungo virtual gratitude and thanks for letting me know you're here and that you care.
  3. MEMBER-ONLY access to my bi-monthly "untold stories from the road" video series (published 2x a month as 'private' videos to my YouTube channel, that only those who give $5+/month will have access to). These stories will sometimes be really difficult to hear or understand, but they are true and deep parts of my journey that I've never shared publicly before. You'll have unlimited access to these stories immediately and going forward with your $5/month contribution. 
Two Coffees Per Month
$10 or more per creation
A coffee these days is what, around $5 each (with soy), right? So I totally understand how committing to double that per month is like giving up two coffees over a four week period. But to me this means you're totally serious about seeing this through and helping me out, and that truly means so much.

For $10/month you'll get all the previously mentioned perks + a digital copy of my memoir.

  • Digital copy of Will Travel for Vegan Food: A Young Woman's Solo Van-Dwelling Mission to Break Free, Find Food, & Make Love
  • All of the above rewards too.
Let's Hangout
$15 or more per creation
Get all the stuff mentioned in previous perk options PLUS live monthly hangs with meeeeee!! :) :)


  • LIVE monthly Google Hangout chats - for this level and up, supporters only.
  • Plus all of the above perks as well.
Don't Tell My Publisher!
$19 or more per creation
My publisher doesn't even know I'm doing this! Check it out:


  • NEW never before seen extended chapters from my memoir! Once per month (starting in April 2017) I will release one new chapter, from where my book left off, on through today. While this series isn't directly tied to the memoir I wanted to create a way to share what has gone on in the WTFVF journey since the book was published (it's been nearly 3 years since the road trip ended). Look for "Chapter 28" starting in April 2017. And if you sign up after this time frame then you will have plenty of extended chapters you can take your time catching up on. :)
  • Plus all of the above perks as well.
Craft My 'Untold Stories'
$25 or more per creation
All SIX of the previous tier perks + YOU TELL ME what you want me to talk about in an upcoming episode of 'Untold Stories from the Road.'

Did you read something in the memoir or an online post that made you scratch your head or say to yourself, "There must be more here"? Have you been itching to ask me about it but worried it would be inappropriate or too sensitive? Now's the time!

The whole point of the Untold Stories is to share with you some of the intimacies of this entire project, that I've never shared before.

Now's your time to ask the tough questions. You're welcome to submit one question per month for consideration.  
I'll Plan Your Next Trip
$50 or more per creation
You get ALL of the perks listed above + let me thank-you by planning your next adventure* (upon request)!
  • I'll take care of planning where you should go eat (and make recommendations for menu item if I've been before)...
  • Scope out affordable accommodations...
  • And connect you with any local vegans and/or veg groups I may know in the area (if you wish).

    *Limited one itinerary per every six months.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
$100 or more per creation
I'M YOURS!

Grab any and all of the previous perks that you want + a signed copy of my memoir (if you already have a copy I'll send ya another one and you can choose to do whatever you'd like with the extra).

If I won't be nearby for a hand delivery I'll get this plus some WTFVF swag shipped out to you ASAP.

ALSO, your name will go into the credits of future, monthly WTFVF-specific video content (that may include vlogs, 'what I ate in a day' videos, and city tours—not to be confused with promotional videos that may be created for specific businesses) .
Dinner & A Show
$250 or more per creation
Your choice of any and all of the previously mentioned perks + if we ever end up in the same place I'm totally taking you out for dinner and if you don't already have a signed copy of my book plus loads of WTFVF swag, you can be sure I'll come bearing ALL the gifts. ;) I might also request your company to the movies. We'll see what's playing and if we can agree on one. Haha!
Choose Your Own Adventure
$500 or more per creation
Oh wow, you're incredible!!

Not only will you be responsible for helping create a lot of compassionately focused content, but you'll get to decide what gets made!

In addition to choosing among the previous perks (any and all of the ones you wish) the floor is yours to add your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas to our monthly $500+ MEMBER ONLY meetings where I share with you what's in the works, how your money is being used, and what we've got in the pipeline. This is your chance to help mold the future of Will Travel for Vegan Food.