1-5 Star Memberships of the Hobo Community - Maybe You Become the First 6...?

Explaining the 1-5 Star Hobo Memberships -- Note --- Bad Boys, Bad Girls, please get verified, or ability to comments will be blocked after grace period.

"Get Your First Membership Star." 


Don't talk to Strangers - Hobos: where, we are on the same path...

- We want honest members, willing to give honest advice.

Verify You Are a Real Person Today   


1. Pay 25 USD processing fee.

2. We mail a letter to your home address which includes a code.

The belief is, if we send a letter, and the postal service delivers it, then name being used is probably real person.

3. You return to the HoboTraveler.com and enter the code online. You are verified and receive ONE STAR

Verification is the belief that anonymous people cause problems, while stand up, and be counted people are in the business of helping. Bad Boys, and Bad Girls have a "Grace Period," broken windows, and weaving spider get no grace...

Verification stops what is common on many Expat sites:

- Talking to strangers - You are making expensive travel plans, to meet people on the other side of planet, it is dangerous to talk to strangers

- Shame Blamers - People who say your honest question is stupid, there are no stupid questions on Hobo.

- Weaving Spiders - Weaving a good story, to sell us something.

- Broken Windows - When one broken comment, this makes other members  throw rocks, and the more windows get broken.

- Armchair-ing -- Giving advice for a location you have never visited.

-- 3C - Conspicuous Consumption Comparisons - When members want to say they spent more, therefore better, while normally the more a person spends, the less travel savvy. We do not care that people spend money, but to infer they are clever is to 3C someone.


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5 Membership levels

“The Internet is fast becoming a cesspool where false information thrives.” -  "Brands are the solution, not the problem. Brands are how you sort out the cesspool."
– Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google, Mountain View, CA, U.S (Dr. Eric Emerson Schmidt)

Greetings, I am Andy Lee Graham, founder of HoboTraveler.com / the Hobo Travel Community, I have lived abroad for 18 years, in 107 countries.

We believe it is our duty, our ethical obligation to notify members as to the quality of the members inside the Hobo Network. Therefore we encourage members to update their profiles and will assist members in proving, or vetting themselves so each member is safe to be contacted, or give advice.

Soon you will be able to say,
"Only allow 5 or 4, etc. Star Members may contact me."

This is a huge challenge, and the reason networks like Facebook do not care, this slows the money tree from growing. We want you to learn from the best of the best, and know when people are not to be trusted.

First, we need to prove you are real person!

Become a "Vetted" Member to the Hobo Travel Community!
We vet members of the Hobo community. Your privacy, and protection is more important than growth or money to us. We want you to know exactly how trustworthy and reliable we consider members, and notify you of the risk in associating with various members. Therefore, we are creating a 100 point evaluation system of members, a plus and minus system whereby members can become 5 Star Members.

Prove you are real person, and start the vetting process to become a Master Traveler


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How this works? Second time around...

a. You pay, we mail you letter with a code to your home address.

b. You enter the code, and prove you exist, and rise membership levels.

c. Note: You are not guaranteed 5 Stars, you must be a good member.

The Rules of membership are Secret for your protection

We are not going to disclose to members our point system that will allow a member to achieve 5 Star Membership, but here is a hint:

Fill out your profile honestly, with good manners, be as transparent as possible and take great care with the use of words when making comments. And always beware, we do ban many members for clever or tricky behavior.

Thank you,
Andy Lee Graham

The 5 Hobo Member Levels

Gold Membership 5 Star

5 Star Hobo Member is Gold - Master Traveler

These are the teachers, the proven travel masters.

Master Traveler Defined: This person has a proven, and vetted knowledge of travel. He or she is an expert traveler, it is an exclusive group of people who have demonstrated exceptional travel knowledge and experience. To become a Master Traveler, you have to be recommended, and approved by our group of travelers. A Master Traveler is pure of spirit, and does not give travel advice that he or she does not do, they are only helpful to junior members.

Benefits - Reservations without a credit card. - Other members can trust. - Able to contact Andy Lee Graham the CEO / Founder - Sell your photos on the site

Member 4 Star

4 Star Hobo Member is Green - Real Traveler
Real Traveler Defined: This person lives by the traveler creed, obeys the rules of the road, and is knowledgeable in parts of the planet, and is on their way to becoming a Master.

3 star member

3 Star Hobo Member is Blue -The Mechanic Traveler

Mechanic Traveler Defined: This is people that have special knowledge of specific type of travel, but doe not have broad experience and knowledge of the whole world of travel. He or she know about a specific subject, yet needs more experience, time, and travel to rise to high membership levels.

2 Star

2 Star Member is Yellow - Benefits - We allow your messages to go into white level, we believe you are safer.

Proving you are real person gets you this level - Get Verified Now and have a code sent to you.

1 Star Member

1 Star Member is Red for Stop - No Benefits to Members "Do not communicate with this member." - Messaging is stopped.

Prove you are real person, and start to become a Master Traveler 

PAY 25 Dollars - Get Verified Now

a. Andy Graham mails you letter with a code to your home address.
b. You enter the code, and prove you exist, and rise membership levels.
c. Note: You are not guaranteed 5 Star, you must be a good member.

Thank you,
Andy Lee Graham / Founder CEO
18 plus years of perpetual travel, and 107 countries.


People who has not been verified as real...

1-5 Star Memberships of the Hobo Community - Maybe You Become the First 6...?

Explaining the 1-5 Star Hobo Memberships -- Note --- Bad Boys, Bad Girls, please get verified, or ability to comments will be blocked after grace period.

Guerrillamail Com Anonymous Email Is Not For Hobo Members

Guerrillamail.com, Anonymous emails has no value for our members, we are about being adventurous to meet people of the world, and introduce ourselves.

How to Become a Pro Traveler Member of HoboTraveler.com

We are vetting members for Pro Traveler memberships now.

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Hi friends. Can't afford another relationship. Just friends. Raised Central Ohio. Mother from England. Plan early retirement w/ very humble means to Baguio City first of 2015...advice of aunt raised in Manila. Must know BC ins/outs...and not talking boom boom girls! :) Registered nurse 32 years. Belong to Unorthodox Christian Church. Main hobbies will be surviving culture shock, old age! tc

I haven't quite figured out all the ins and outs of this site yet so hoping this spot is ok to introduce my self and start to ask questions. My wife and I wish to retire early (in 5 years) (on limited budget) and are considering a few countries. This February we are going to a couple places in Belize to get a feel for the country. Thought we would start north. Ambergis Caye or Caye Caulker and then down to the Placencia area. Thinking of renting a car to see the country. (I believe Andy has reservations about car renting) Anyway this will be our first Retirement looking vacation. Any advice from experience Belize travelers would be fantastic.

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