Welcome to AspiringBackpacker.com!

Aspiring Backpacker

This site will provide you with all you need to know now you’ve decided that traveling the world might just be the thing for you!

Whether it’s advice about packing your backpack, which route to take or just a little bit of extra inspiration – aspiringbackpacker.com will be right there with you, every step of the way.

Our team has traveled to over 100 countries around this crazy world of ours, and we’re only an email or comment away – so don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any doubts or worries. We respond to every single email we get 🙂

The world is waiting for your arrival, so stop deliberating….

Just read up and set off!!

About the Founders


Johnny has been on the road since graduating in 2006 –  traveling, studying, and working around more than 50 countries across the globe…

He is a huge fan of backpacking, experiencing new cultures, partying in every dingy corner imaginable and is obsessed with the very awesome concept of  lifestyle design. Johnny is also the founder of the hugely popular blog  www.onestep4ward.com – where he offers insights into long-term travel, making money on the road and general ways to break the mould.


Neil aka Duff is a twenty-something marketing professional with too many qualifications to count! Originally from the U.K., Duff is currently living and teaching English in Taiwan. He has been globetrotting since 2008 and with so much to explore on our wonderful planet, he hasn’t made it home yet.

Duff has worked and traveled extensively around Asia and the South Pacific, and resided in no fewer than 5 different countries in the last 5 years. He takes every opportunity that life throws his way whether that be sky-diving, shark diving or drinking snakes blood!!

“Money comes and goes…. your life only goes – make the most!!”

Our team of contributors hail from a variety of different countries, and we’ll introduce them individually as we post their articles. Needless to say they are all ridiculously amazing, outstandingly good-looking and all round good eggs. Prepare to be amazed.


A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step – you’ve just taken that first step, where’s your second one going to land….