Why is This Man Walking Around the World?

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  03.21.14 | 12:26 PM ET

Aspiring travel writers can choose any number of paths. They can start a blog, or intern at a magazine, or simply start pitching stories to editors.

But 24-year-old Ryan Newburn is taking a different approach. He plans to spend four or five years walking around the world—almost literally. He’ll hoof it across Japan, then New Zealand, then Australia, and then he’ll work his way up Southeast Asia, and that’s only the beginning.


Among other things, the Nebraska native told Newsweek: “I thought about what I wanted to do with my life, and I’ve always wanted to be a travel writer. I want to meet extraordinary people from all walks of life, all over the world, and write about them.”

Well, if he pulls off the epic trek, he’ll have one incredible story to tell.

3 Comments for Why is This Man Walking Around the World?

Matt 04.09.14 | 5:11 AM ET

To really go the extra (thousand) miles, he should be swimming between countries.  Still an awesome journey though, I’m a little jealous. Hope he has a good pair of shoes.

Henri 05.09.14 | 11:48 AM ET

That is an incredible goal. I have heard of many travel blog writers walking through Europe and beyond but ROUND THE WORLD?? That is a mamoth undertaking.  Best wishes for no blisters.

estays 05.12.14 | 2:16 AM ET

Very proud of it, Amazing one..

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