My name is Mika. I’m an adventurer and ambassador traveling and living around the world collecting experiences, sharing impressions and connecting people. I also help people make their dream adventure come true — within their budget!

I just came back from four months on the road hitchhiking about 12,000 Km with my wife and alone throughout Europe and around Brazil. I’m currently winding down from that experience, and working on a long-term, budget travel “tutorial.” It will consist of a series of short “lessons” sent every few days via email, each sharing the bulk of my experience in one of the relevant topics such as accommodation, food, gear, etc, and i can’t wait to share it with all of you!

To get the lessons and receive summaries of what else is developing here in manageable, sporadic bits, sign up for the Not Mad Yet mailing list:

Meanwhile, you’re invited to check out my stories on the Not Mad Yet blog, or find out how you can help me continue bringing all this content to you 😉

Thank you for the visit, and enjoy your stay!

charities supported by this project

In 2014 i took the  Giving What We Can pledge, and have been donating 10% of my gross earnings to the best poverty-relief project i am currently aware of ever since. The current recipient of my pledge donations is the Against Malaria Foundation, a non-profit organization distributing long-lasting insecticide-treated nets in developing countries. Each net costs about $4.00, lasts for 3–4 years, and protects, on average, two people sleeping under them. This is understood to be the most cost-effective way to prevent malaria, a severely debilitating disease affecting half a billion people every year, about half a million of which die of the disease.

other acknowledgements

I used icons from https://icons8.com/ in my business card — i sincerely appreciate folks who let you use their stuff for free!


Cycle touring or hitchhiking, like just about any aspect of the human experience, carries risks, known and unknown, that the person undertaking the activity has chosen to accept and take full responsibility for. I am neither entitled to any share of the rewards you might find on the road, nor am i liable for anything bad that might happen to you either — sounds reasonable, right 😉 So, use the information on this website and travel at your own risk!

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