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Hey guys and girls, I’m Johnny Ward, a normal Irish guy who just knew that there was more to life than a 40+ hour work week, a bland social calendar and a year spent saving for that one 2 week break in the sun. No thanks. Not for me.

I grew up pretty poor, in a single-parent family, on welfare for half my life. Now I work 10-15 hour weeks from my laptop anywhere on the planet, as I finished my journey to EVERY country in the world – and I've made over $3m USD from my blog along the way.

My next goal is to be the first person in history to visit every country, the North Pole, the South Pole and climb the highest mountain on every continent. I'm about 75% of the way there. I'm no athlete, I'm awful with tech, I don't know how to code, design or programme. But I'm a dreamer, and I wanted a life to be proud of, so I made it happen, now I want to help you do the same thing...

Published : Jul, 2023

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A Self-sufficient Race | long race in Moroccan desert | Marathon Des Sables: a super-long race | Medical tents & painkillers | Ouarzazate Morocco | planning for the Marathon | Training & a Pre-Stress Foot Fracture
This article is more about my feelings about the whole amazing experience, and how the actual thing plays out when you’re there, living it.

The Marathon Des Sables is a super-long race operated each April where you run roughly 6 marathons over 6 days, carrying all your gear as you run, and sleeping rough in the desert (it differs each year but normally somewhere between 210 km to 260 km in total). It’s always run in the Sahara desert, in Morocco quite near the Algerian border. Each year roughly 1000 people compete in it. The whole expedition takes 10 days. But the race itself takes 6...

Published : Jul, 2023

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Dublin | Road trip itinerary | Rock of Cashel | Cork | Blarney Stone | Mizen Head | Skellig Michael | Cliffs of Moher | Galway | Kylemore Abbey/Connemara National Park |
Ireland, and an Irish road trip, should be on everyone’s bucket list. Lots of Guinness, friendly people, rugged scenery, green fields and lots of Guinness (that was intentional). And the best way to explore Ireland by driving it. I’ve just finished an epic Ireland road trip so let me help you guys out with an awesome 2-week itinerary to make sure you hit all the top spots!

Published : Jul, 2023

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Andes Mountains | Cajon Del Maipo | catch The Changing Of The Guard At La Moneda Palace | Cerro San Cristobal views | drink at Bellavista | Museum of Pre-Columbian Art | Plaza De Armas | Sky Costanera | St Lucia
Chile is one of the hidden gems of South America and the capital, Santiago, has so much to offer. For most of us visiting South America is a big step in terms of location and there are so many places to go, luckily LAN and other airlines regularly have flights to and from Chile from most destinations, so getting to Chile should never be an issue.

Here are some great things that you absolutely must see and do in Santiago...

Published : Jul, 2023

Other logistics | Low budget | Any food | Bars and pubs | Nightlife
Barbarbar | Beam | Boytown | Club at Koi | Demo | Dress code for the Best Clubs | Glow Club | Gogo Bars | Havana Social | Insanity | Levels | Maggie Choos | Mixx | Mustache | Nana Plaza | Onyx | Patpong | Penta | Route 66 | Sing Sing Theatre | Soi
I’ve lived in Bangkok since 2010, I’ve done the standard 3 day Bangkok itinerary, I’ve done luxury Bangkok staycations, and I’ve done every tourist thing from day-trips to Ayutthaya, Bangkok’s floating market, and that railway market place where the train comes through the market! And I’ve been on both sides of Bangkok’s price point. From a broke backpacker trying to find the cheapest drinks on Khao San Road (I still do that sometimes, to be honest!) to a successful blogger where I just want a night spent in the best clubs in Bangkok. So after 10 years of ‘research’, finally I feel qualified to give you guys a list of Bangkok’s best clubs, depending what you’re after.

One thing to remember though folks, especially for travelers to Bangkok. Bangkok is a booming international city, and although there is a ‘travel’ vibe to Bangkok, the clubs are awesome here. And that means similar prices to what you know at home and similar dress codes. No flip-flops, vests or shorts! There are places for that too, I’ve added that in the cheaper section at the bottom.

Published : May, 2023

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glacier hike tour | Ice Caving in Iceland | Mýrdalsjökull glacier | Skaftafell National Park | snorkelling between 2 continental plates | snowmobiles | watefalls
Having been to every country in Europe, I can understand why people can get a little jaded with European travel, all the 49 countries can seem a little samey. A church here, a museum there. But then comes Iceland. Iceland, in my opinion, is the best country to travel through in all of Europe, with Malta probably coming second. Northern lights, snorkelling between two continental plates, waterfalls, snow-mobiles and one of my favourite activities I’ve ever done, ice caving in Iceland...

For me though the real highlight is getting to the ice caves. Once you enter the cave though – WOW. The most brilliant electric blue colours come shooting out from huge solid ice walls, the sun shines in through the mouth of the cave illuminating the entire place with colours you thought you could only see through an Instagram filter. It’s truly one of the most beautiful sites I’ve ever seen. Again, you don’t spend too long in the caves as there have been tragic occurrences of caves collapsing, so we probably got around fifteen minutes inside. And what a fifteen minutes it was.

After that, on our tour, it was a walk across a glacier back to the main road and my tour was over, checking your photos at night brings it all right back though. What a day. This is what you earn your money for. I hope you guys make it to Iceland, and if you have a choice, go in the Winter. Ice caves and Northern Lights will be two of your best travel experiences ever, you should add them to your travel bucket lists, I promise you that. Happy travels.

Published : May, 2023

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3 Peaks Challenge -how to do under 24 hrs. | Active Mountaineering | Ben Nevis -Scafell Pike - Mount Snowdon | Challenge Record | challenge schedule | Logistics: the best/cheapest way to do the 3 Peaks Challenge | route map
The 3 Peaks Challenge in the UK is a hiking adventure that most people can do with a little bit of training. It can be done either in under 24 hours (that’s the real challenge!) or leisurely at your own pace. When you call it the “National Three Peak Challenge’ however, that means you’re setting out to do it in under 24 hours, climbing each mountain then hopping in transport, driving to the next one, climbing it and coming down, then driving to the 3rd and final one and getting up and down it. All within 24 hours. And that’s exactly what I recently did!

So I’m going to give you guys the lowdown on how to do it as cheap as possible, as easy as possible (but not THAT easy), and how to ensure you come in under the 24-hour mark. So let’s get to it!

Published : Apr, 2023

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Boma National Park | central mosque | Cultural Diversity | History | John Gaeang Mausoleum | Juba | Kidepo Valley National Park | Konya Konya market | Mundari tribe | Natural Beauty | Nimule National Park |
South Sudan travel can be tricky, but visiting the Mundari tribe makes it so, so rewarding. Over the years, I’ve made a lot of friends in the more obscure countries in our beautiful planet, traveling to all 197 countries will do that! And with these friends, it’s allow me to run blog trips to places like Syria, Yemen, Central African Republic, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Mali and Mauritania. Most recently this list includes South Sudan, both one of the least visited countries in the world, and the newest country in the world;

I organised a group of me and my followers to take a few days in South Sudan (including bringing my mum!). Exploring Juba, the capital, but even better – visiting the Mundari Tribe in the savannas of the world’s youngest country. The Mundari went viral recently when a Nat Geo photographer took some epic photos with some of their wrestlers and their cattle. So let’s have a look at all things South Sudan travel related, including a recount of my travels with my onestep4ward trip recently...

Published : Mar, 2023

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Ahsan Manzil & Para Bibi’s Tomb | Bagerhat | Cox’s Bazar Beach | Dhaka | Lalbagh Fort | NafaKhum Waterfalls | Shat Gambuj Mosque | The Sundarbans
Bangladesh is a country that most people skip on their Asian backpacking trip. And it’s a real shame because there are some really beautiful places to visit in Bangladesh. Sandwiched between 2 backpacking hotspots India (home to the amazing Taj Mahal in Agra) and Thailand (where I live), I’m surprised that more people don’t take the plunge and visit a country where the warmth of people can’t fail to impress you. And the tourist places in Bangladesh won’t fail to wow you.

Published : Feb, 2023

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Denali FAQs | Expedition Schedule | Final Thoughts on Experience Climbing | Packing List | Why I climbed Denali
I spent this summer training for, and then climbing Denali. Denali is tough for a number of reasons. Firstly, you have to drag 25kg (55lbs) on a sled that’s attached to your waist, and another 25kgs (55lbs) strapped in a backpack to your back, for up to 12 hours a day, at altitude There is no base camp so you have to do this regularly. Breaking down camp and then setting camp up from zero again each time.

Also Denali is often referred to as ‘the coldest mountain in the world’. I’m not sure if that’s the case, but I can confirm it’s seriously cold!

Published : Feb, 2023

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Kabul | Qargah Resevoir | Istalif | TV Hill | Old Bazaar | Masjid-e-Shahe Du Shamshira | Masjid-e-Pule Kheshti | Mausoleum of Amir Abdur Rahman | Bala Hisar
My mum is 60 something, she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 3 years ago, but she loves to visit me as I travel to every country in the world. As I’ve got closer to finishing my dream, it’s been getting a little trickier to find places that are ‘mother-friendly’, I thought I’d got myself off the hook by taking her to Morocco in December. Wrong. Next up, Afghanistan Travel!

Note, my 2023 edit is at the bottom. TLDR? If you want to join my AFGHANISTAN TOUR IN 2024, click the link and come join us!

Published : Feb, 2023

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Chi Fa’ is like the area that points to sky | La Patta hotel | Phu Chi Fa - a mountaintop | Phu- is mountain
I’ve lived in Thailand for a decade (Bangkok to be more specific, click to check out an insiders Bangkok itinerary here), and I had never heard of Phu Chi Fa.

Thankfully my Thai fiance finally told me about it recently. I understand that people flock to Thailand for the islands, full-moon parties, and gorgeous temples. However, Northern Thailand is home to some amazing mountain views.

And of course, Phu Chi Fa, 100km from Chiang Rai city, and on the border with Laos is the most spectacular sunrise spot in all of Thailand. I’ve outlined my experience visiting Phu Chi Fah below. And added some information about how to get to there and everything else, hope it helps!

Published : Feb, 2023

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Arboretum | Botanic Gardens | Casino Canberra | Lake Burley Griffin | nation’s heritage on display | Questacon makes science fun | Royal Australian Mint
Australia features on most travel bucket lists. But when they get there, the majority of visitors tend to stick to the main tourist hubs in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne. Understood, Australia is a big place, and you can’t see it all in a single visit. But if you miss the nation’s capital, you are doing both it and yourself a huge disservice. Here are just a few reasons why Canberra needs to be part of your Australia travel plans.

Published : Jan, 2023

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Canadians are incredibly friendly | enjoy the beauty of Canada | go on a road trip of a lifetime | incredible trails & 37 national parks | outdoor exploration | specialties &
Are you looking for an exciting new place to visit? If so, Canada is an excellent choice for several reasons. Check out this list of the best reasons to go to Canada in the coming months..

If you’re a fan of the outdoors, you can expect to have a genuinely good time in Canada, an area best known for some of its incredible trails and national parks available. Some of these parks include the Yoho National Park of Canada, Waterton Lakes National Park, and Jasper National Park of Canada, each of which has something incredible to offer. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that Canada is home to a staggering 37 national parks! So, what does this mean? You will have plenty of opportunities to go hiking, camping, fishing, and so much more. It’s the place for the average outdoor enthusiast looking to go on a thrilling adventure.

Published : Jan, 2023

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Australian Centre for Moving Image | Dandenong Ranges | famous sports stadium | Mornington Peninsula | National Gallery of Victoria | nature & outdoor experiences | Online betting | rich cultural scene |
Melbourne, the capital of Victoria and Australia‘s second-most populous city, is a melting pot of cultures and a feast for the senses. Known for its vibrant arts and food scenes, as well as its dynamic architecture and natural beauty, Melbourne is a destination that should be at the top of any traveller’s bucket list...

In conclusion, Melbourne is a vibrant and diverse city that offers something for every traveller. With a rich blend of history, culture and modernity, visitors can admire striking architecture and street art, explore world-class museums and galleries, indulge in the diverse food scene, and experience the city’s vibrant sports culture, all while being surrounded by natural beauty just outside the city.

Published : Jan, 2023

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a vibrant food scene | Balboa Park | Bay Wine + Food Festival | beach volleyball | beautiful beaches | Comedy Clubs & Live Music Venues | electrifying nightlife | fascinating museums | Gaslamp Quarter | magnificent beaches | San Diego Comic-Con Intl. | San Diego Zoo | Sunset Cliffs
Moving to a new city always brings about a sense of excitement and curiosity. You’ve finally unpacked your boxes, the moving truck has vanished from view, and now it’s your moment to fully immerse yourself in the joy of exploring your new surroundings. Welcome to San Diego, the city that promises to keep you enchanted with its incredible array of things to do in San Diego.

Situated cozily on the Pacific Coast of California, San Diego is an absolute paradise that offers a myriad of experiences for everyone. If you’re wondering about all the things to do in San Diego, look no further. Known for its beautiful beaches, fascinating museums, a vibrant food scene, and electrifying nightlife, there’s never a dull moment in San Diego. Embrace this city as your new home and begin your journey of exploring all the exciting things to do in San Diego.

Published : Jan, 2023

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bike ride along waterfront | Cabbagetown | designer boutiques | financial & tech hubs | High Park | Kensington Market | low crime rate | museums & galleries | parks & playgounds | research
Are you considering a move to Toronto that offers a perfect blend of cultural diversity, natural beauty, and exciting opportunities? Look no further than Toronto, the vibrant and cosmopolitan capital of Ontario, Canada. With its thriving city life, stunning green spaces, world-class dining, and thriving arts and culture scene, Toronto has something for everyone. In this article, we will explore the best things to do in Toronto and why it’s an excellent choice for relocation.

Toronto is a bustling metropolis situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. It is the most populous city in Canada and is renowned for its cultural mosaic and welcoming atmosphere. Home to over 200 ethnic groups, Toronto embraces diversity and offers a rich tapestry of cultures, languages, and traditions.

Published : Jan, 2023

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Animal Kingdom | Epcot | Florida Mall | Harry P. Leu Gardens | Hollywood Studios | Magic Kingdom | Orlando Science Center | Science Center | Theme Park Capital of the World | Universal Orlando Resort | Walt Disney
Orlando, often recognized as the land of animated characters and roller coaster rides, offers an experience that extends beyond its world-renowned theme parks. This multifaceted city in the heart of Florida has a myriad of places to visit in Orlando, catering to travelers of all tastes and interests. From tranquil nature retreats to bustling shopping districts and culinary hotspots, the diversity of attractions in Orlando presents a captivating blend of adventure and relaxation.

Beyond the familiar enchantment of Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, the city conceals a trove of lesser-known attractions waiting to be discovered. Among the top attractions in Orlando are the serene Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando, the beautiful Harry P. Leu Gardens, and vibrant cultural destinations such as the Orlando Science Center and The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Each of these places to visit in Orlando offers unique insights into the city’s rich tapestry of experiences, making it much more than just a theme park destination. So, let’s dive in and explore the full spectrum of what Orlando has to offer!

Published : Jul, 2022

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home to ancient holy cities | legendary nomadic tribes | Nouakchott tour | one of the most hardcore travel experiences -IRON ORE TRAIN | sand dunes in
Mauritania Tour (and Iron Ore Train!) – November/December 2023
Email me on johnny@onestep4ward.com if you’re keen!
So we’re doing it again! After years of talking about it, last year we finally did a Mauritania Tour featuring the epic Iron Ore train across the depths of the Sahara! And we’re back in for our Mauritania tour 2023 this November/December, so COME JOIN ME! This will be my FIFTH TOUR TO MAURITANIA! I’m the only foreigner to ride this mad train 5 times or more.

If you follow my Instagram, you’ll know I did a couple of iron ore train tours to Mauritania last year and they were probably the COOLEST TRIPS I’VE EVER RUN. They were amazing, and now I’m back in Thailand, I’m getting itchy feet, so let’s get it going again in on our Mauritania Tour 2023 – this time in November/December.

Mauritania Ultra Marathon?!
NOTE: I’m also organizing an ULTRA MARATHON IN MAURITANIA IN WINTER 2023/24! You can join the normal trip, listed here, but if you want to spend an extra 3 days running 150km through sanddunes, email me and I’ll send you the info. 20 spots only.

So why join?
Very simple. hitching a ride on the iron ore train through the Sahara desert is one of THE epic adventures on our whole planet.

For those of you who don’t know me, and you have stumbled across some weird Irish guy running trips in even more obscure countries, then welcome! And get ready for the kind of trip you have never experienced before.

Adventurous, chaotic, one to tell the Grand Kids, and always oh, so fun. And, you’ll get to hang out with an awesome group of people who are also interested in this crazy form of travel.

Published : Jul, 2022

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Buddha Tooth Relic Temple | China Town | Clarke Quay | Gardens By The Bay | Haji Lane & Muslim Quarter | Little India | Marina Bay Sands | Orchard Road | The Merlion | The Singapore Flyer (Singapore’s London Eye)
I’m based in Thailand, so Singapore is right on my doorstep. Every time I need to leave Thailand, I often travel to Singapore for a weekend away. I know now the perfect 2 day Singapore Itinerary, so let me help you with your trip!

I hate checking blogs for help and they talk too much so don’t worry, I’ll keep it simple, so you can enjoy your tour to Singapore, and lean on my itinerary to help you. First I’ll lay out the 5 things to do in Singapore that you can’t miss, then a more detailed step-by-step Singapore itinerary. Check it out.

Published : Jul, 2022

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camping by the gate of hell at night | Darvaza gas crater | mud crater | sleeping beside the Gate | water crater
Visiting The Gates of Hell Turkmenistan is a tricky task to accomplish. Turkmenistan is one of the most difficult countries in the world to get a visa for. I was rejected twice before finally I cracked it third time lucky (more info on that below). Unless you’re trying to visit every country in the world, as I was, then the main reason anyone visits Turkmenistan is to see the Gates of Hell.

I’ve blogged my personal experience about visiting the Gates of Hell below, as well as added my YouTube video. I hope my blog post helps you plan your gates of hell tour. It’s an awesome experience.

Published : Jul, 2022

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Dress code for men & women | St Peter’s Basilica | St Peter’s Dome | The Sistine Chapel | Vatican Museum | Vatican Gardens | about an hour’s walk from the Colosseum of Rome
Here’s one for the county counters (me included!). When you’re visiting the Vatican City in Rome, you’re visiting the World’s smallest country (yes The Vatican is a country!). But there are some great ways to visit the Vatican, and some not-so-smart ways to visit. I’ve visited the Vatican City three times now, so I hope I can help you guys make the right choices on your visit!

The Vatican city has a population of only 800 and a land area of 0.44sq km. The Vatican is home to the Pope, the head of the Catholic Church, and it’s the undisputed center of the Catholic faith so expect big crowds when you arrive. Especially during Easter.

Don’t worry though. Although the Vatican City is a sovereign state you don’t need your passport to enter. There’s no passport stamp and no ‘border’ between Rome and the Vatican.

Published : Apr, 2022

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Baltic Triangle | Cavern Club (where Beatles 1st played) | Gothic Liverpool Cathedral | Hope St. cathedrals | Lady Lever art gallery | Liver Birds | Liver Building | Liverpool Museum | Port Sunlight | River Mersey | Strawberry Field | Visit Anfield;
Whilst many of us have been grounded in our hometown, it might be time to start exploring places closer to where we grew up. Like finding the epic things to do in Liverpool.

The more I travel around the UK, the more I’ve learned to appreciate the stunning scenery and ancient history that it has to offer. Perhaps, it’s not quite as adventurous as jetting off to the Caribbean. But there are some phenomenal sights to see and places to explore. There’s something refreshing about revisiting locations and experiencing them from a different perspective...

Published : Apr, 2022

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can rent walking poles | food & accomodation options | It gets steep near the summit! | Laban Rata hut (77 beds) | Lemaing Hostel (only for
Climbing Mt Kinabalu will mean you have climbed the highest mountain in South East Asia. Pretty cool! It’s a beautiful mountain, and you don’t need ANY mountaineering skills to tackle it. It is quite steep though.

And you do a bit of scrambling, and use some ropes to hang on, but any novice can do it, I promise. In my blog post, I’ll explain how to climb Mount Kinabalu, how much it costs to go climbing Mt Kinabalu, whether or not you need a guide or a pre-booked Kinabalu package, and everything else from packing lists to the best time to climb Mt Kinabalu.

I climbed it a few years ago, and it was the first mountain I ever climbed. Be warned though, it gets addictive! Since then I’ve gone on to attempt the 7 Summits...

Published : Mar, 2022

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Baroque Royal Palace | Budapest Wine Festival | Castle Hill | Danube Festival | Danube River | gothic cathedrals | Liszt Ferenc Square | SPArties | St. Stephen’s Basilica | stunning architecture | Sziget Festival | Thermal Baths
When you think of European cities to visit, Budapest might not be the first one to pop up in your mind. After all, the Hungarian capital is not as popular as Paris, Barcelona, or Prague.

However, if you are considering exploring Europe a little further, then Budapest is a fantastic choice to include in your itinerary. Let us tell you a few reasons why Budapest is one of the most enjoyable cities in Europe...

Published : Mar, 2022

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Balkan breakfast | Belgrade Fortress Kalemegdan | Classic Belgrade | Gradić Pejton | Great War Island | Kneza Mihaila | Kod Ljupceta | Millenium Clock & the Staklenac | National Museum of Serbia | National
If you are planning a trip through the Balkans or simply dreaming of visiting this fascinating region of Europe, Serbia must be on your list and so its capital city, Belgrade. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and the most populous one in the whole former Yugoslavia. Belgrade is so rich in culture, events and things to do in general, that 3 days will be perfectly fine to visit it and get a sense of its magic! This is why we tailored this beautiful 3 day itinerary of Belgrade, rich in suggestions on what to do and see in this charming city.

Published : Jan, 2022

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Camden Town | Grand Royale Hotel | Hyde Park | Phantom Of The Opera & Les Miserables (show) | Premier League football | traditional pubs to glitzy nightclubs | West End -shows | World Class Sports
London is one of the best cities on the planet. I understand that the weather can be a bit dodgy at certain times throughout the year but when the sun is shining I think it’s difficult to name a better city than the capital of England. Each year I spend about a month living it up and enjoying everything that London has to offer, every time I go back I find new things to enjoy – it is absolutely impossible to get bored in this city!

If you haven’t been to London yet then you need to get booking your trip there asap! Here are some top things you can do when you’re there, I guarantee that all of these options ensure you and your group will have a time to remember. And don’t forget to check the hourly weather as it might rain unexpectedly!

Published : Oct, 2021

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World’s Largest Lava Lake | active volcano | Virunga National Park | volcano is 3470 m (11385 ft.) high | Packing List | hiking Mount Nyiragongo | 8 hrs hiking up a steep mountain | Lava at
Hiking Mount Nyiragongo doesn’t come easy. It’s found in one of the most difficult countries to visit in Africa. For sure, during my journey to every country in the world, some countries proved more difficult to visit than others. And the Democratic Republic of Congo (aka the DRC) was one of those. Not only is it a little dangerous, with warlords and civil war, but the visa is also a nightmare.

What makes it worse is that it’s a beautiful country, and is home to a truly amazing sight to behold. The world’s largest lava lake. I had spent over a year trying to get a visa for the DRC and I had been rejected multiple times. Then I discovered there was a back-door entrance.

So, this blog post should help you guys in your quest on getting into the DRC, and hiking Mount Nyiragongo. Enjoy!

Published : Aug, 2021

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2nd lowest place on earth | Danakil Depression -natural phenomenon caused by 3 tectonic plates meeting | hottest place on earth | HUGE salt plains | It’s safer than traveling to Iraq-Syria-Afghanistan | look like an alien planet
During my trip to all 197 countries in the world, I’ve loved to visit the extremes of our gorgeous planet. The lowest point on earth (the Dead Sea in Israel/Jordan) along with the highest point on earth (Mount Everest in 2023). I’m super keen to visit Omyakon in Russia, the coldest place on earth, and finally visiting the Danakil Depression in Ethiopia which is the hottest place on earth (as a temperature average over the year).

My first time in Ethiopia I didn’t manage to visit the Danakil Depression. I had just started my blog, and this was long before I understand how bloggers make money. And it’s expensive to visit the Danakil Depression. So I had to turn it down, and make do with the other epic things to do in Ethiopia, with feeding the hyenas in Harar being a particular highlight.

So when I went back to Ethiopia last year with my non-profit Mudita Adventures, visiting the Danakil Depression was my number 1 goal. I could finally afford it, so it was time to visit the hottest place on earth. And I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences during my visit to all 54 countries in Africa.

Published : Dec, 2020

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Hammam Museum | Kravice Waterfalls | Mostar Hum | Muslibegovica House | Old Town & Old bridge (UNESCO world heritage site) | Old Town harks back to Ottoman empire | Turkishesque bazaars | Walk
On my journey to every country in the world, I spent 5 or 6 months visiting every country in Europe. I had just finished traveling in Croatia, and while there are cool things to do in Split, and even more things to do in Dubrovnik, Croatia just seemed overdone. So many tourists. So many tour guides. You know what I mean. And then I moved on from Croatia to Mostar, Bosnia, and it was a breath of fresh air. I didn’t know what to expect, would there even be any things to do in Mostar?!

Published : Jan, 2020

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Asmara - capital | Asmara Viewpoints | bustling markets | Erithrea tourism -Keren | Independence Avenue | Massawa | Ottoman-era buildings | safe to travel | Tank graveyard | Trekking in Erithrea
Eritrea travel will offer you a rare opportunity. It’s untouched by tourism so it’s as ‘rmeal’ as experience as you’ll find anywhere. Eritrea is the sort of country most people have never even heard of, let alone can put it on a map. It’s a small country in East Africa, wedged between Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti and the Red Sea (check out the google map below). It is indeed one of the 197 countries in the world. And also one of the 54 countries in Africa.

For me personally, when I experienced that wonderful Eritrea tourism, it was my 183rd country I had visited. The visa is super tricky (be warned!) so I only got to spend 3 days in and around the Capital, Asmara.