Enjoy independent travel stories without the noise
Access exclusive stories from around the world through Patreon membership with Abigail King from Inside the Travel Lab.
What Our Patreon Membership is All About...
"Relevant, thought-provoking and above all interesting."
When I first began blogging, it was an age of absolute freedom. Inside the Travel Lab began as a place for the people and stories that mainstream media overlooked.
But over time, the algorithms changed. They no longer showed people what they signed up to see but instead made the decision for them.
And, hey, it wasn't always wrong. It was useful, if lazy, for Netflix to remember what I was watching instead of me. It was wonderful to see news of engagements, births and marriage pop to the top of the feed.
But it wasn't good for more and more attention to go to those with the deepest pockets. Bots influencing elections, corporations driving conversation.
They squeezed out independent voices and everything started to sound the same.
That's why I'm so thrilled to introduce you to Patreon. A membership program where you can support independent voices, read and listen to work without ads and interact with like-minded people.
Independent Travel stories Through AFfordable Patreon Membership
Inside the Travel Lab's Patreon membership delivers insightful narrative, in-depth travel tips and exclusive behind the scenes material.
No algorithm. No machine learning.
It's the way back to independent thinking and exploring this beautiful world.
Special offer! Sign up now and receive a FREE Road Trip Planner plus a Language Learning Course
Here’s What's in it for you
Beyond feeling great for supporting independent, creative work, you'll get plenty of actual things as well.
You'll access most of your benefits straight away, with others on publication throughout the year. The three tiers of membership exist to suit your budget and desire to see the world. Each tier builds upon the other, so the more you pledge, the more you receive.
Give your motivation a boost with inspiring stories from around the world.
Learn about traditions, customs and places that mainstream media overlooks.
Support independent creatives and projects that believe in travel as a force for good.
Do It Yourself
Learn inside tips to travel the world in a curious, authentic manner and access premium products.
Here’s what people are saying about Inside the Travel Lab
Since these 3 testimonials are just after you’ve introduced your course, they should fo"Thanks for keeping our travel lust alive!"
"Everything that comes out of Inside the Travel Lab is relevant, thought-provoking and above all interesting. Great perspective and easy to dip into to learn something new, every day."
"Keep doing what you are doing!!"
Different tiers have different benefits. Here are the key components...
Behind the Scenes
Go behind the scenes with Abigail King through exclusive content you won't find anywhere else on the web. This includes travel and creative sneak peeks.
Monthly Travel Quiz
Fun and informative, the monthly travle quiz builds on the free souvenir challenge run on the @insidetravellab instagram account. Test your knowledge and learn about the world - in private if you wish.
Fresh Travel Narrative
Read the kind of travel stories that make it seem as though you're travelling there too. A mix of through provoking and atmospheric narratives from around the world.
Exclusive access to the Inside the Travel Lab podcast, published once a month and available just for patrons. Influence the topics and how they're tackled then sit back and unwind and hear stories from across the globe.
Take a look at these bonuses
Sign up in 2020 and receive the following bonuses...
Road Trip Planner & Toolkit
Sign up during the early bird period and receive a FREE copy of the signature Road Trip Planner and Toolkit. Make your life easier with these cheat sheets, planners and handbook and learn the one simple tweak that made all the difference on the road.
Stories from the Road
Download beautifully presented travel narratives in digital magazine format from the archives. Fire up your imagination with stories from Namibia, Australia, Patagonia and more.
About The creator,
Abigail King is an award-winning author, journalist and broadcaster. She is the founder of Inside the Travel Lab, described by National Geographic Traveler as "essential reading" and Lonely Planet as "one of the best in the world.
She first studied Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge before completing her medical degree and working as an Intensive Care & ER doctor for the best part of a decade before swapping the wards for a life on the road.
She's travelled to over 60 countries, spoken at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on the subject of sustainable tourism and for the EU & NASA in Helsinki on the topic of digital integrity and counter terrorism.
She likes hot tea, fresh strawberries and marmite toast, buttered just right.
Here’s what people are saying about Abigail King
Abigail King is an award-winning journalist and author whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Lonely Planet, the BBC, Red, CNN and more.
Editor, Lonely Planet
"Conducts herself professionally and is immensely reliable."
Abi conducts herself professionally and is immensely reliable. Most importantly, the content she produces is top notch. Whether it’s social content on Twitter, live video content on Periscope or well-written article pieces and blog posts on LonelyPlanet.com. Other members of the Lonely Planet Online Editorial & Community team would echo these sentiments. Beyond all this, though, she’s affable and a pleasure to deal with – which is always a big plus!
Editor, Nat Geo Traveler
"She makes my job easy as an editor!"
Abigail brings a writerly and stylish voice to her travel pieces for me. Her pieces are well-researched and nicely detailed. She makes my job easy as an editor!
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100% Satisfaction Guarantee for 30-Days
If you change your mind during the first 30 days of membership, we'll refund you the full amount, no questions asked. We've never had to do this before because we work with people with integrity and pride ourselves on delivering top quality material.
We're sure you'll find something you love.
Here's what previous students say
The Patreon set up may be new but I've been teaching and blogging for over ten years. Here's what previous students have to say about how I show up online...
Writer & Blogger
"I would re-enroll again tomorrow."
Abi is accessible and takes a keen interest in her students throughout the program. I enjoyed learning from one of the best and would re-enroll in the course again tomorrow – it is that good.
Bryan M. Richards
"I truly felt like I had a mentor walking beside me."
"I saw immediate improvements in my writing. Each day I was able to incorporate what I learned into my freelance writing. I truly felt like I had a mentor walking beside me."
"I kept having 'aha!' moments."
"Abi made me aware of areas I need to work on and gave me the insights and tools I need to do so. I kept having 'aha!' moments."
Frequently Asked Questions
Then that's OK! You can cancel at any time. I'd rather you shared with us what you felt was missing in case we could fix it but you don't have to do that.
There is no fixed time limit, you can cancel at any time and then your membership will expire at the end of the month you paid for. See more details and small print on the Patreon site.
Subscriptions are processed monthly, so you sign up for a month at a time. If you do nothing, the subscription will keep going every month. If you cancel, it expires at the end of the month.
The majority will arrive by email. Some polls, articles and updates are available through the easy-to-use Patreon site. Live travel videos on location will take place mostly through Facebook Live and Instagram Live via a protected account.
Any way you like! Please consider sharing on social media, by email and good, old fashioned word of mouth. Cheers!
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SEE YOU THERE?
I'm excited about this new membership programme and confident that you'll enjoy inspirational, informed content and meaningful perspectives from around the world.
I'm proud of all the work and passion that has gone into it and the community of people behind it.
I hope you'll join us so that you can leave the messy news feeds behind, create a place filled with beautiful narratives and gather the tools to create the trips of your dreams.
See you on the other side,