As of May 31, 2019, 21-year-old Lexie Alford, an American woman from California, made her goal: to become the youngest person to travel to all the countries in the world. Now, you might be thinking, “How the heck can someone so young travel that much?” Well, it should be noted that she’s the daughter of parents who own a travel agency.
She’s trying to break the Guinness World Record title of being the youngest to visit all countries. Before her was James Asquith, who earned the title in 2013 at the age of 24. And then there was Cassie De Pecol, who broke the Guinness World Record for being the fastest woman to visit every country. Guinness is currently reviewing Lexie Alford’s documentation. So time will tell if she really is what she claims to be.
North Korea: The Last on the List
Lexie Alford had started this mission before she even was aware of it. As a child of travel agency owners, she and her family traveled a lot ever since she was a child. And before she even knew it, she got to visit all 196 countries.
The last country Lexie visited was North Korea. And, of course, she took it to Instagram, posting a photo with the caption: “OFFICIALLY TRAVELED TO EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD it’s crazy to have years of hard work culminated into one single moment. I’m so grateful to everyone that’s helped me get here. The greatest chapter of my life is coming to a close. Cheers to a new beginning.”