"I want to live an extraordinary life. It comes at a cost, but the alternative is to waste opportunities and look back with regret".
Johnny is just a normal 30-something Irish guy trying to live a life that isn't average. He grew up in a single parent household, on welfare, so he’s always been focused on breaking that cycle for himself. You can follow his adventures on his blog One Step 4Ward.
Why I travel
I wanted to be free. I don't want to request a 2 week holiday, asking someone permission to follow my dreams. So off I went, with no money and no plan. But I was free. I continued it because I wanted to become the first person from Ireland to visit every country in the world, and that was a 10 year journey!
I used to be an English teacher but then..
I had heard of American bloggers making a full-time income talking about their relatively 'safe' travels to Australia, Thailand, Amsterdam etc. I figured my wild stores of Yemen, Papua New Guinea, Ivory Coast should be able to inspire people more than yet another '2 weeks in Thailand' post. So I started.
I’ve made over $2 million travel blogging and so can you
It's not so complicated to be honest. Advertising revenue, affiliate marketing, tours, public speaking, SEO, it adds up quick. Be smart with your money, leverage your platform for sponsored travel, invest and focus.
One of my best travel memories
After 10 years, to every country in the world, it's impossible to say just one. I share a lot of my stories on my blog, but hitching a ride in a cargo ship through the Somalian waters for 4 days to reach Socotra Island, my 196/197th country was a beautiful experience.