21-year-old woman becomes youngest person to travel to every country

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 June 2019, 04:20 PM
Lexie Alford becomes youngest person to travel to every country (Photo: Instagram)
Lexie Alford becomes youngest person to travel to every country (Photo: Instagram)

And while we are here re-going through the calendar for our next holiday destination, 21-year-old woman sets record by traveling to all. It was on May 31, when an American woman named Lexie Alford stepped touched down in North Korea, officially becoming the youngest person in history to travel to every country on earth.

Smashing the Guinness World Record as the youngest person to travel to 196 sovereign nations according to Forbes, Alford took to Instagram to write about her world record feat.

‘’OFFICIALLY TRAVELED TO EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.
‘’It’s crazy to have years of hard work culminate 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’’ she captioned.

Talking to Fox news after her achievement which she calls it a ‘relief, Alford said:

“I've been working through extreme anxiety for the past six-plus months overcoming the obstacles that go along with getting into some of the least accessible places in the world. It wasn't until the moment in that obscure conference room, of all places, that it really sunk in how far I’ve come,” Alford said.

“Not many times in life does everything that you've worked towards for years culminate into a single moment,” the Nevada City, Calif. native described the overwhelming rush of “gratitude, joy and satisfaction” that came with the milestone’’

Alford was born into a family of travel agents that also ignited her the passion to become the whole globe trotter, beating the previous Guinness World record set by James Asquith, who, on July 8, 2013, managed the feat at the age of 24 years and 192 days old after landing in the Federated States of Micronesia.

First Published: Wednesday, June 05, 2019 04:19 PM
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