A 21-year-old woman has become the youngest woman to travel to every country in the world.
On May 31, 2019, Lexie Alford landed in North Korea and broke a rather coveted title: “the youngest person to visit each country in the world!”.
As Laughing Colours reports, traveling has always been a big part Lexie’s life as her parents run a travel agency and it almost seems now that she had been working on traveling to visit all 196 sovereign nations since she was a child even though she had no such plans.
Talking about how important traveling has been to her and her family, she says:
“Travel has been a part of my life since before I can remember. My parents would take me out of school and place me on independent study for weeks and months at a time every year.”
She traveled so much even as a child and she had already seen a whole lot of the world from Cambodia to Egypt by the time she grew up. Talking about her travels as a child, she says:
“My parents placed a lot of importance on exposing me to every way of life around the world and that had a very profound impact on the person I am today. I’ve always had a curiosity about other people’s ways of life and how they find happiness.”
She talking about her achievements of life –
“Honestly, in the beginning, I simply wanted to push the limits of what I thought I could do with my life and see as much of the world as possible in the process. It wasn’t until things started getting really challenging that I realized I was inspiring people around me, especially young women. Feeling that support meant that I couldn’t give up when things got tough. I was determined to show everyone that the world isn’t as scary as the media portrays it to be and that there’s kindness everywhere.”
It is to be wondered about how she managed to do it all at such a young age. She has shed some light on how to realize your travel plans in simple ways and it truly is helpful, especially if you are someone who has been bitten by the travel bug:
“I do a lot of research in advance to find the best deals, utilize points and miles for my flights, stay in cheap accommodation like hostels or create content for hotels in exchange for accommodation. I’ve also made sure to keep my monthly overhead as low as possible by living at home with my parents, I don’t have a car payment or student debt and I don’t spend my money on unnecessary material possessions.”
She is on Instagram by the name ‘lexielimitless’ & has around 78.9k followers. She keeps updating her account by the pictures from her travelling diaries.