Hi. My name is Michal (just call me Michael). As you can see, I like hiking, photography and simple life.

I’m from Czechia, a small country landlocked in Europe. I did there my studies, my second studies, my first job, my second job and even the third one… I wasn’t really sure what’s going on so I left the country to learn about the world. I’m still not sure what’s going on but I enjoy it much more. Since 2014, I’ve been living on the road, chasing wisdom in faraway places. I haven’t found it yet but that’s alright. I’m not in a hurry.

I started hiking when I was a kid but my first “true” hike was in 2010 when I crossed the Beskids mountains with a couple of friends. Three years later I hiked Camino Francés which shaped my life a lot. Another important moment for me as a hiker was to move to New Zealand where I hiked all over the North Island and completely fell for the mountains, wilderness & hiking. You can read more about why I love hiking.

I wouldn’t say I’m a traveler. I actually don’t enjoy traveling much. I prefer living at one place which I simply change from time to time. So far I spent 2 years in New Zealand, half a year in Norway, a few months in France & Spain. Meanwhile I’m a nomad living on friends couches. If you have a free couch, please, let me know, I’ll come. I’m serious.

The main purpose of this blog is to have fun and share my thoughts and experiences from hiking which I use as a way to simple living. I don’t blog-as-I-go, I take my time to write, process thoughts and photos. It also keeps me a bit of privacy which feels good. If you feel like supporting me, leave me a comment how awesome the world is. If I occasionally recommend some gear, it’s because it’s good, not because I want you to buy it.

I write about stuff just from the pure fun of writing and showing everyone how beautiful our nature is and how important is to protect it. I hope this site could be helpful to others to get inspired, plan and go out there today, not tomorrow.

If you wanna use my photos, my stories or just to say hello, you can use the contact form or write to michal@hikingisgood.com