A 21-year-old lady has been named the youngest individual ever to journey to each nation on the earth.
Lexie Alford from the US accomplished her journey by means of 196 international locations in North Korea, on Could 31, 2019.
The journey noticed her swim in crystal-clear salt water cavern swimming pools in Samoa, roasting marshmallows over Darvaza Gasoline Crather — generally known as ‘Door to Hell’ and lots of extra.
Lexie hopes to interrupt the Guinness World File for the youngest individual to journey to each nation.
The present document was set in 2013 by then 24-year-old James Asquith, nevertheless, in line with Forbes, Lexie has been transferring in the direction of breaking the document since she was a toddler.
She instructed Forbes: ‘To start with I merely needed to push the bounds of what I assumed I may do with my life and see as a lot of the world as attainable within the course of.’
Lucy stated travels runs within the household, she stated: ‘Journey has been part of my life since earlier than I can bear in mind. My dad and mom would take me out of faculty and place me on impartial research for weeks and months at a time yearly.
‘My dad and mom positioned a variety of significance on exposing me to each lifestyle around the globe and that had a really profound affect on the individual I’m right now.
‘The primary time I considered breaking the world document was in October 2016, I graduated from highschool two years early and I used to be prepared to begin my hole yr after I dropped the thought of going again to high school and commenced to pursue the document full-time’.
By the point she turned 18, she had already travelled to 72 international locations and it was at this level she determined to commit herself to visiting each single nation.
Alford has labored in each job she may discover and has been saving since she was 12-years-old to fund her journeys.
Nonetheless, she has executed some model offers and campaigns so as to add cash to her pocket, she’s by no means had an official sponsorship.
When she’s residence in Nevada Metropolis, California she works in her household’s journey company and helps out with running a blog and pictures.
In her Instagram posts, Lexi shares insights into tips on how to get the proper journey snap whereas travelling solo, and encourages these to see areas believed to be harmful resembling Pakistan or Venezuela.
Considered one of her most difficult journeys was reaching North Korea, which she reached after months and years circuiting the US journey ban.
Lexi Alford is now getting ready for her first xTED speak on June 15 and is at present engaged on a ebook about her travels.