In today’s Celebrity Travel Addicts Q&A we interview my friend Johnny Ward of One Step 4 Ward. Johnny recently finishing visiting every country in the world and he is world famous for making over $1.5 million through blogging. From Ireland, to Thailand, around the world to every country, without further ado here is Johnny Ward!
It was always about the freedom to be honest buddy, the travel was a symptom of that. I wanted to be able go where I want, when I want, and then once I created the freedom, I decided to try to visit every country in the world!
9/10 months per year on the road. I will visit anywhere and everywhere, ideally somewhere adventurous with the odd spot of luxury thrown in.
I’m no photographer, but I want people to believe that you don’t need to come from a wealthy family, have the right accent, religion, education to succeed, especially now we can use the internet to build our platforms. We can all achieve our dreams now.
Honestly, after 197 countries, that’s impossible! I do love rural China, Ethiopia and Iceland off the top of my head though.
Danakil Depression – lowest place on earth, looks like another planet
Mouth to mouth feeding ‘wild’ hyenas in Harar, insane
Addis Ababa – the capital, dodgy nightlife and amazing food. Worth cutting looses for a day or two!
The rift valley – amazing vistas as far as the eye can see.
Shashamane – where rastafarianism comes from.
Mexican, Thai, Indian
Wow, tough one. I went to a gorgeous one in Karachi called Kolachi, on the waterfront, amazing
Lost in Translation, having lived in Asia straight after finishing uni I could totally relate to the confusion of it all.
Changi I guess, it’s gorgeous!
Algiers, Algeria – amazing people
My mum is pretty cool! Then a few of my buddies are pretty epic travel pals too, Josh, Paul, Duff. Laid back, like a few too many beers, appreciate the awesomeness of the road.
Blogging – that’s a win/win.
It’s tough buddy, I’ve kinda been almost everywhere! Maldives? Seychelles? Palau?
The key to a life of travel is finding a way to fund it, and the best way to do that is online. My advice would always be to start a blog, who knows where that will take you, it changed my life entirely!
iPhone, MacBook, international adapter and a powerbank. God that sounds pathetic, haha!
Summit of Mount Everest, North Pole, South Pole.
“You’ll never be as young as you are tonight”
The price of beers at $15 a pint is a killer! But it’s an amazing country, beautiful, uber developed, and with great activities in both summer (fjords, cruises etc) and winter (northern lights, arctic circle, huskies).
My charity is building another playground for an impoverised school, you can see that at GiveBackGiveAway.com, then I’m off ‘Around the world in 80 days (no flights)’ which should be awesome. Also, racing tuktuks in Sri Lanka with the guys from LargeMinority.com in 2 weeks, super stoked about that too.
97 Countries • 1400 Cities
I’ve been following Johnny’s blog for about four years now. Very inspiring guy who has really embraced the term “live life to the fullest.” This was actually a great list of questions you asked, David. Very thought provoking and clearly researched your interviewee before conducting it. These Q & As are a dime a dozen on other blogs and very forgettable as a result. This one, however, is not. Keep up the good work! And Johnny, if you read this, I will be looking forward to following along your next greatest adventures – especially the North Pole, South Pole and Mount Everest!
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