Hi! I’m Jonny. I left home 20+ years ago to travel the world and I’m still going. I started Backpackingman in 2013 to write guides for other travellers on the places I have been, as well as adventure/life stories to inspire you.
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The Gobi Desert is one of the remotest places in the world you could think of going to, and when backpacking in Mongolia it was one of the highlights of the trip. I know the word 'beautiful' can get thrown around quite a bit, but in this case it's very true. This is...read more
A Baliem Valley Festival in Papua with the Dani Tribe is one of the wildest tribal experiences you can have in the world... Imagine a Tolkienesque land. Mountain peaks and deep valleys strewn with tribal villages inhabited by a people who up to only 70 years...read more
What's it like living in Japan as an American woman? My name is Jessica and I recently moved back to my hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. I have spent the last 3 years and 4 months living in Hyogo prefecture, Japan, spending most of my weekends and free time in...read more