This 21-Year-Old Woman Became The Youngest Person To Visit Every Country

Born in a small town called Nevada City, California, Alexis “Lexie” Alford has been traveling since she was very young, along with her family who has a travel agency business.

At the age of 21, she broke the Guinness World Record for youngest person to travel to every country on earth, when she visited North Korea, the remaining country on her list, on May 31, 2019.

Alford has already traveled to 72 countries by the time she was 18. So in 2016, she started working on her ambitious goal to travel to ever part of the world and beat the record held by James Asquith, who achieved the feat in 2013 at 24. As for the finances, Alford said that her travels are self-funded.

“I always knew I wanted to take time off to travel so I’ve working every job I could find and saving since I was 12 years old,” she shared.
Alford has been working as a travel consultant in her family’s agency and while traveling, she works as a blogger/photographer.

After accomplishing her biggest dream so far, she’s taken some time off. She’s also writing a book about her incredible adventure. Check out her Instagram for more updates.

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Guys I literally can’t believe there’s over 25K of us here now (cheers to the people who also love @thomasbrag 😉) I swear life just went from being somewhat dormant to absolutely and incredibly LOUD. I’m in one of those rare times in life where everything seems to be working out perfectly and I couldn’t be more grateful. Sorry that I have joy BURSTING from my fingertips right now but I just got on a flight to a country I’ve never been to before and I’m so freaking excited! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since there’s so many fresh faces here I wanted to share 5 things you might not know about me:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. I just turned 21, I’m from a little town in Northern California and my parents are my best friends.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. The only countries I haven’t traveled to yet are Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Pakistan, Syria & North Korea and I still have over 3 years to break the world record.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. Traveling so much has left me really out of touch with my body & getting back into a healthy routine is one of the things I’m looking forward to the most.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4. One of my super powers is being able to fall asleep anywhere at any time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5. I’m happiest when I’m out in nature & when I’m doing something I’ve never done before. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That’s enough about me for now, I want to get to know some of you! Tell me about where you’re from & what you like to do in the comments 🤗

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