We are Jonathan and Natalia, a couple that enjoys traveling, adventuring, and journeying, both in the conventional sense and in terms of personal growth. Here we are documenting our experiences, findings, and thoughts on all of the above.

Jonathan Littauer is an epic fantasy writer, an avid rock-climber, an editor and a bartender. Check out his website here.

Natalia Boltukhova is a parkour coach, rock-climbing instructor, setter, and photographer. Check her photo website here and here

Backsteps Forward nods to climbing, which uses backstepping as a technique to advance forward and upward. More broadly, in life, it is not uncommon for one to have to go back in order to move forward.

We hope to share our passion for curiosity, open-mindedness, and discovery, within and without, while entertaining through word and image.