Jina & Sea Go Backpacking | 2 Months, 8 Countries

Jinapher Hoffman Start Date: May 25, 2017 - End Date: May 24, 2018
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Spain
  • Greece

My Travel Story

by: Jinapher Hoffman Start Date: May 25, 2017 - End Date: May 24, 2018
We are Jina & Sea, a couple of twenty-somethings trying to see the world, and we need your help.

Every twenty-year-old seems to catch the wander-bug, so why donate specifically to us? Well, there's a unique reason for both of us.

Who You're Donating To

Jina is a travel blogger, running and writing The Jinapher. However, as much as she does love writing about her favorite travel books and bucket list destinations, it would be nice to actually see the world outside of the southern United States. She has wanted to travel her entire life, and this is an opportunity to do it with one of her favorite people. Donating means helping her dreams come true & furthering her blogging career.

Sea is a student studying to become a veternarian, and is currently seeking to fill his next summer off with a grand adventure. He loves to explore and has wanted to visit Europe for as long as he can remember. He loves the idea of taking in the natural beauty of the world, but that's all it has ever been: an idea. Donating means turning his idea into a reality, while broadening his mind to the wonders of the world.

Together, We Need This

We seek to backpack through Europe over the course of 2 months, which would make both of our dreams come true. It's an adventure we only want to have together, and the late Summer of 2018 is the only opportunity we will have to do this until Sea graduates (becoming a vet takes a while). We both need this grand adventure to satisy our wanderlust.

What else? Currently, the two of us are on a long distance journey - Virginia and Arizona - and this trip would reunite us for a solid two months before Sea's classes start back up. Donating helps keep us sane, and this trip would be a wonderful opportunity to help nourish our love for each other.

The Expenses We Need Help With

Both of us have jobs and are currently working to save enough money for half of the transportation costs, as well as all attraction and supply costs. The expenses we need help with are the other half of the transportation costs, flight costs, travel insurance, and  our sleeping accomodations (hotel/air bnb/hostel). 

We did a lot of research and read expense reports from other young travelers who traveled for about the same time. Here are cost averages for the expenses we need help covering:
    • Accomodation - $2,193
    • Transport (Bus/Metro/Taxi/Uber) - $373.50
    • Food - $2,044.70
    • Attractions - $975
    • Travel Insurance - $360
Grand Total: $9,446.80
***These numbers are based off of BOTH of us. These are not the costs for EACH of us; that would be insane!

How We Will Show You Where Your Money Went
As a bit of an insurance policy and a bit of we just want to, we will be filming, blogging, and photographing our backpacking journey of all 8 countries! Since it's still a year out, we are still developing our YouTube channel and a separate page on The Jinapher specifically for our trip. We will also set up an email subscription list, so when you sign up you can get exclusive updates about our trip sent to your email. We want to do this, because we feel it's important for you to know how your money is getting spent. 

For every penny donated to our trip, both of us are extremely grateful. This will be a dream come true for us, and we are both so excited to embark on this journey WITH you!

  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Spain
  • Greece


  • Our Campaign Has Launched!

    Our Campaign Has Launched!
    We are so excited to see where this campaign will take us! Be sure to check out our incentives for donating, and we cannot wait to get this campaign on the road with our first donation.

Adventure Registry

  • Fuji X-TI | Mirrorless Camera

    $ 1,299
  • Osprey Waypoint | 55 (weneed2)

    $ 200
  • Nike Free 5.0 | Black (7.5)

    $ 100