Buy Ben Holbrook a coffee


Hello, hola - welcome and thank you for supporting me and the content I publish on Driftwood Journals.

If I've helped you in anyway, whether it be with travel tips or inspiration, it would mean the world to me if you supported me by buying me a coffee (although it's more likely to be vino if I'm honest). 

Why Support Me and Driftwood Journals

I appreciate my blog paints the picture of me living something of a decadent life of travel and fine dining, but the reality is that I am fundamentally little more than a lowly freelance writer and photographer, and not a very famous one at that.

I am not a carefree “digital nomad” with a big brand bikini sponsorship deal. I have bills to pay and people who I am financially responsible for.

Luckily I am a man of simple needs and modest tastes. I don’t need or desire fast cars and fancy parties in “exotic lands”, just some decent wine and cheese, my camera and somewhere to explore and indulge my sense of curiosity.

By supporting me here you are quite literally enabling me to keep Driftwood Journals going.

You are helping me continue creating content for travellers who care about culture, art and gastronomy.

You are enabling me to continue my quest to inspire people like you and I. The curious and adventurous. We who see beauty in the world, who celebrate life and all it has to offer.

Yours most gratefully,


PS ~ If you have been so amazingly kind as to support me then please email to say hi or let me know if you have any travel/writing/photography questions that I might be able to help you out with in return. It’s the least I can do!

ben @

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Carly  Nieri
Carly Nieri bought a coffee.


Someone bought 3 coffees.

and one for sara haha

Allison Kinsley
Allison Kinsley bought a coffee.

Thank you Allison! Just enjoyed a refreshingly-cold Welsh ale and toasted you. Very kind, and very much appreciated! Ben

Someone bought 3 coffees.

Hi Ben, I just stumbled upon your blog this evening while researching an upcoming trip. I like your laid-back yet informative style, and your photos nicely augment your narratives. Thank you and keep up the good work!Best wishes,Luke

Hey Luke! Thank you a million times - I'm so grateful for your message and support. It's been a tough year and I'm happy to be able to have made it a little better for you. Will keep the writing/photos/films coming! All the best to you and yours for 2021! Ben

@wherecanilive bought a coffee.