Hello! My name is Mike Novak but most people know me as “Mikey”.
I have been to thirteen different countries since December 2015 and travel abroad on an average of $30 a day. I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Marketing and Global Management. Currently I am an MBA Student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where I am studying Data Analytics. Whenever I am not at university studying, I am off traveling the World and have now done without ever paying for airfare!
I was hit by the travel bug in December 2015 when I studied abroad in India and The United Arab Emirates during my senior year of college. After experiencing the diversity of the two countries, I made it my goal to experience as many counties as possible on the most efficient budget.
In the summer of 2016, I went off on a voyage through Central and South America. From Volunteering as a Sea Turtle Conservation to Partying in Lima, Peru, I loved every minute of it. By the end of 2017, I am planning on visiting an additional fifteen countries while being a full-time graduate student.
My dream is to continue to travel and one day make a living from working on my laptop across the globe. On michaelcnovak.com you will find insight on how to travel affordably, tips on traveling to different countries, and how to make the most out of your money.
My ultimate goal is to help you travel the world no matter what your budget it and to become a role model for college kids who are aspiring to see the world. If I have learned anything over the past three years, it is that anything is possible and you can see the world will little savings and hard work.
If you ever have any questions, I encourage you to reach out to me and ask anything that is on your mind. It is my goal to respond to every message I receive whether its through email, Facebook or an Instagram comment. My hope is that I am able to encourage you to take a trip and see the World around you!
Thanks for reading!