If you find the content i share in reaction to my experiences on the road valuable, there is a variety of ways in which you could facilitate its long-term financial viability. Your interest and support will be greatly appreciated, and also sweetly rewarded!
Would you believe you could support me for a whole day on the road with just about $10? Yep, that’s what my average daily on-the-road expenses add up to!
I love writing postcards from inconspicuous locations during my travels — especially to thank and stay in touch with those who have helped me along the way. If you fund me for a day on the road and also like getting postcards, just send me a message with your mailing address, and i’ll send you a postcard from the road!
Not Mad Yet now has a Patreon profile, through which you can become a regular supporter — and get other sweet rewards in return!
I’m currently (June 10th, 2017) in Belarus, on my way to Lithuania.
Another way in which you can help me not only cut costs but also have precisely the kind of experience i seek when i’m on the road —meeting people—, is by hosting me, or helping me find a host along my way. Some of my most interesting experiences on the road have actually been through “second-degree connections” like that. During my tour from Copenhagen to Istanbul, i found myself transporting four copies of the book my host in Vienna had just published to his friend in Bratislava!
charities supported by this project
Besides the rewards to donors, i would also like to express gratitude for the support you have shown me by paying some of it forward. In 2014 i have taken the Giving What We Can pledge, and have been donating 10% of my gross income to the best poverty-relief project i am currently aware of ever since. At the moment, the recipient of my donations is GiveDirectly, an organization operating cash transfers in poor communities in Kenya and Uganda, and carefully studying their effects on the well-being of the recipients. GiveDirectly is highly recommended by reputable charity evaluator GiveWell. I will continue to honor my pledge in all my gross earnings.