2018 Objectives & Journey Plans

After recapping my 2017, my travels to 17 nations, ending each nation on the earth, making $200ok+ on-line, I wish to crystalize my plans for 2018, keep centered and transfer onto larger and higher issues. New Yr’s Resolutions/new targets, no matter it’s individuals name it, I discover it massively essential to jot down down your plans, make a remark of them, refer again to them if you’re feeling low and perceive the trail you’ve chosen.

I'm off to the beautiful Faroe Islands in May
I’m off to the attractive Faroe Islands in Could

So, sure, each nation on the earth finished. However that is no time to sit down again and relaxation on my laurels. Extra targets to set, extra of the world to see, extra initiatives to work on. So let’s take a look what I hope to do in 2018…

I had deliberate a quieter yr in my thoughts for 2018, seems that was by no means going to be the case, so bear with me as a result of the following few months are going to be intense!

JANUARY:  Tomorrow I fly to Bangkok, three nights in Thailand then….

VIETNAM! Ho Chi Minh and Phu Quoc, I’m taking my mum to her 46th nation for every week. Then….

JAPAN! Flying from Vietnam to go and discover the snow monkeys in Japan, then off to Niseko with SkiJapan.com for my first ever ski expertise, I actually can’t wait. Then four nights in Tokyo and Fuji. Then…

Snow Monkeys in Japan
Vietnamese paradise of Phu Quoc

FEBRUARY: Fly again to Bangkok and proceed coaching for my marathon in April, till…

QATAR! I’m going to Doha, Qatar for every week in late February for the InFLOW summit convention (the identical one I spoke at in Istanbul in December), and to see an outdated buddy. And fly again to Thailand.

Doha, Qatar's skyline
Doha, Qatar’s skyline

MARCH: Thailand for extra marathon coaching, then..

INDIA! On March 19th we’re off to improve a poor faculty in India on our subsequent GiveBackGiveAway.com undertaking. We’ll be taking children out for his or her first ‘time out’, an enormous get together, putting in and upgrading the school rooms and backpacking throughout India – Delhi, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Agra. There are nonetheless 5 spots obtainable on the journey, let me know if you wish to come and be a part of!

The Taj Mahal, come see it with me!
The Taj Mahal, come see it with me!

APRIL:  The givebackgiveaway India journey (learn all about it in that hyperlink if you wish to come!) winds up on 2nd April. The exact same night time I fly to…

SVALBARD, NORWAY! I’m off to the Arctic circle once more, to an island I’ve all the time dreamed of. I’ll be snowmobiling throughout the island on a safari with Basecamp explorers, it’s going to be epic, and I’m dreaming of seeing polar bears within the wild! Till I fly to…

NORTH POLE! I’ll be doing the North Pole Marathon on April ninth, actually on the North Pole! I’ve by no means finished a marathon earlier than, so I’m fairly scared, I don’t have any gear, have little expertise of -30 diploma climate nevertheless it’s a aim of mine to go to the North Pole and to do a marathon, so let’s do them each on the identical time. From there I fly to….

THAILAND! Only for four or 5 days ‘house’ in Bangkok, getting the GiveBackGiveAway to ensure that our subsequent charity undertaking in…

THE PHILIPPINES! We’ off to construct lecture rooms within the Philippines on APRIL 22ND! for our subsequent GiveBackGiveAway after which journey round Palawan with the group. It’s ALMOST bought out however nonetheless three spots left, so test it out and be a part of me!

North Pole Marathon 2018!
Palawan Philippines, come see it with me!
Svalbard, can’t wait to discover this place

MAY: Our Philippines journey winds up on Could fifth, so I’ll fly again to Bangkok for every week to get better from the journey after which…

GEORGIA & ABKHAZIA! I’ll fly to Tblisi and onwards to hook up with Abkhazia, which isn’t one of many 197 nations, nevertheless it may very well be argued that it’s a nation. It’s purported to be stunning, and a spot I’ve all the time wished to go to. Can’t wait, engaged on the visa in the intervening time. Then I’ll fly to..

UNITED KINGDOM! Time to hit up the Russian embassy and get my visa to Russia, whereas that visa is processing, I’m hopefully doing the three PEAKS CHALLENGE within the UK, after which I’m flying to…

GREENLAND! One other dream come true, as I fly to Greenland, again to the Arctic circle! It belongs to Denmark, nevertheless it’s kinda it’s personal nation too, and it’s HUGE! So it’s about time I paid it a go to. From right here I’ll fly again to Copenhagen…


JUNE: From Copenhagen, I’ll connect with…

FAROE ISLANDS! The primary week of June I’m off to a different ‘kinda nation/kinda not’ with the attractive Faroe Islands. Mark my phrases, the Faroe Islands will turn out to be one in all THE locations to go to within the subsequent few years. Iceland, however you’ve the place to your self. I CANNOT watch for this. Flying again to Copenhagen, I’ll then fly to the Caucasus, to…

RUSSIA & CLIMBING MOUNT ELBRUS! Mid June I’ll make it the southern Russian border with Georgia to climb Europes tallest mountain, Mount Elbrus (all 5,642m of it!), it’s one of many 7 summits, the tallest mountain on every continent, and it’ll be my second of the 7 summits after Kilimanjaro, thrilling, it ought to take about eight days. After that, a couple of beers, after which to…

SOUTH OSSETIA! The final week of June I’ll be visiting one other ‘nation’ that’s controversial if it’s a rustic or not. The visa is tremendous difficult however I’m engaged on it, fingers cross it’ll work out. Oh and possibly a convention in Brussels, Belgium in June too.

I'm off to the beautiful Faroe Islands in May
I’m off to the attractive Faroe Islands in Could
Climbing Europe’s tallest mountain. Mount Elbrus in Russia.

JULY: After that I’ll hopefully fly to Moscow for the…

WORLD CUP FINAL IN MOSCOW! The place a buddy of mine is assured he has a ticket for me. I hope that works out too. That takes me as much as mid-July. Phew. From right here I must get better, so my plans get a bit of hazy, though I’m fairly positive I’m going to fly to…

GREECE! Chill out time. Athens, Crete, Santorini. That’s the imprecise concept. Then again to Eire? Or Italy?

Stunning Santorini
HOPEFULLY, I’ll be on the Russia World Cup Closing!

AUGUST: I’ll most likely fly again to Eire for every week to recharge and organise issues for….

NICARAGUA! August 12th – August 25th we’re working our Nicaragua GiveBackGiveAway journey. Extra charity, extra backpacking, extra epic enjoyable. Examine it right here and are available be a part of me! Josh, my cofounder, and I’ll then most likely overland to Costa Rica for a little bit of enjoyable after which fly to Nairobi in….

Be a part of me for a charity undertaking in Nicaragua


KENYA & TANZANIA! September ninth – September 21st we’re again to Africa the place the GiveBackGiveAway started. However this time we’re constructing playgrounds in Tanzania. From there we’ll go on a safari, then overland throughout Tanzania to spend 5 days in paradise on Zanzibar islands! You’ll be able to e-book your spot right here too. After we end up in Zanzibar, we’ll both climb Kilimanjaro with anybody on the group who desires to, after which head again to Nairobi, Kenya. After which probably fly to Germany for Oktoberfest!

Be a part of me for a charity undertaking in Tanzania (and a safari!)

OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER: A BREAK?! Presumably, I’ll most likely return to Thailand and get better from that manic 9 months! It’ll be time to get match once more, concentrate on enterprise, properties, funding. I’m positive I can discover one thing epic to do throughout that final quarter too. I heard a few marathon and 10km race in Addis Ababa that I’ll take my mum to! Let’s see. Any concepts for me guys?


That may imply my 2018 journey plans look roughly like:

  1. Eire,
  2. UK,
  3. Thailand,
  4. Vietnam,
  5. Japan,
  6. Qatar,
  7. India,
  8. Norway,
  9. North Pole,
  10. the Philippines,
  11. Georgia,
  12. Abkhazia,
  13. Denmark,
  14. Greenland,
  15. Faroe Islands,
  16. Russia,
  17. South Ossetia,
  18. Greece,
  19. Italy,
  20. Nicaragua,
  21. Tanzania,
  22. Kenya

It’s hopefully going to be an enormous yr for enterprise. OneStep4Ward.com is about to get actual! I’ll be releasing my course exhibiting you guys observe my lead, generate profits on-line, journey free of charge and dwell the dream. That will likely be a recreation changer I hope! Ensure to enroll to my mailing record to maintain updated with all that. The course, as I mentioned, will likely be priced between $999 and $1999. Tremendous low cost contemplating it would actually change your life. Comply with it and also you’ll be capable of work as an English instructor in Asia inside a month or 2, whilst you arrange your weblog. Then you definately’ll be capable of journey free of charge and generate profits whilst you arrange a bit of digital media biz, and then you definitely’ll be making tax-free cash as you journey (or not journey) indefinitely. I can’t wait to report on the primary particular person to make $100ok from this.

Media firms – each my step4wardmedia.com and my different search engine optimization biz will tick over and hopefully develop, so long as Google doesn’t come and smash every little thing! I hope this could generate $200ok. It’s robust to know, it may very well be much less contemplating how a lot I will likely be touring.

Investments – I gained’t be including to any investments other than cryptocurrency, I hope to extend my portfolio by at the very least $100ok throughout 2018.

Properties – I’ll proceed to hire out my 2 London properties, however I most likely gained’t hire out my Bangkok place, except it’s to buddies. I like understanding it’s there ready for me.

Let’s see. It’s my aim to get my mum to 50 nations. She’ll be 69 this yr, and we’ve managed to get her to 45, which will likely be 46 and 47 this month with Vietnam and Japan. Possibly a weekend in Singapore/Laos may very well be 48! 50 potential this yr? Who is aware of.

Me? I’m dreaming of staying match and wholesome regardless of all of the journey. This yr, I hope and plan, would be the yr I be taught to remain in form on the street! 80kgs, 15% physique fats, able to working a half-marathon at any time, veggie-tranistion-to-vegan weight loss plan. That’s the plan!


So it’s going to be a busy yr. 20+ nations, four charity initiatives, North Pole marathon, climbing Mount Elbrus, a World Cup Closing, hopefully sticking to my ‘minimal of $100ok+ elevated internet value per yr’ rule. And hoping to remain match and wholesome. Eeek. I’d like to know your plans guys, so remark under or on my social media please!