Since One Direction officially went on hiatus at the beginning of 2016, the boys are still, somehow, garnering attention. Despite Liam Payne's claim that they aren't famous anymore, the paparazzi are still on their trail, and fans keep track of their every move online.
Even though they're on a break, they are far from drama-less: Harry Styles is working on his own music; Liam Payne is hanging out with Cheryl Cole; Louis Tomlinson is, of course, getting Directioners all shook up with his new fatherhood; and Zayn Malik—now known mononymously as Zayn—is trying to prove his solo worth with his supposed-to-be-sexy new album, out March 25.
But Niall Horan? Well, Niall is just living life.
He told Fabulous magazine in November that he was planning on backpacking through Thailand and Australia with his friends. And, well, that's what he's doing. There are even reports that he's traveling economy and staying in low-key hostels so he can live the ~non-famous~ life.
Among Directioners, Niall has notoriously been the least problematic member of the group. He hasn't passed off homophobic comments; he hasn't quit the band to be "normal"; he hasn't dated a Jenner; and as far as we know, there are no babies involved. So, in celebration of that, here are some pictures of Niall doing completely normal things and living his drama-free life.