Twipper of the Week: Johnny Ward from One Step 4Ward

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Current city: Bangkok, Thailand

Age: 32

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. 

What brands do you love: Apple, Hugo Boss, Diesel and Nike.

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!