Twipper of the Week: Johnny Ward from One Step 4Ward.
Current city: Bangkok, Thailand
Total countries visited: 194
What makes you interesting: I’m about to become the youngest person ever to officially visit every country in the world.
It’s your first day arriving in a country with a language so foreign it might as well be gibberish, how do you plan to get by: I live my life in foreign countries and I’m constantly on the move, so this is normal for me! We always find a way, usually with me making a fool of myself and then some basic hand gestures.
What motivates you to travel: The freedom to live my life when, where and how I want. It makes me feel like I’m not just ‘existing.’
What is your favorite mode of transportation when you travel: I love trains. You can cover huge distances, but you are not trapped in a seat like a bus or plane. I took the TransSiberian train once and since then I’ve been hooked! Oh, and interrailing throughout Europe? Amazing!
If you were given a free trip tomorrow, where would you go: North Pole, South Pole or Everest!
What is your most favorite travel memory: I’ve been traveling full time for nearly 10 years so it’s a tough one! Maybe celebrating my 100th country in a water bungalow in the Maldives. That was amazing.
Best travel advice: There’s never a perfect time, you’ll never have enough money and you’ll always be better prepared in the future – ignore it all, go now.
Next travel destination: Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia or Yemen – visas depending!