21-Year-Old American Woman Becomes Youngest Person To Visit Every Country.
Lexie Alford has recently broken a record by being the youngest person to have visited all the sovereign nations on the planet in an epic trip. What began as a dream turned into an amazing reality as she overcame obstacles and gained entry into even the least accessible countries in the world to complete her task. Traveling to 196 countries is by no means a simple task, but this gal did it and broke the Guinness World Record too. Funnily enough, she never set out to break any records. It was only after her journey ended that she realized the true scope of what she’d accomplished.
This is 21-year-old Lexie Alford and she just became the youngest American to make travel history.
She traveled to every sovereign nation. That’s 196 countries and through it all, she documented her amazing journey across the world. But not all of it was on her blog. She also shared her journey with her 223,000 Instagram followers too.
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How many gals her age can say they’ve roasted marshmallows right over the door to hell?
Actually, she was visiting the Darvaza Gas Crater in Turkmenistan, which is an oil field that’s been burning since 1971. But what drove her to such a remote place on the planet was possibly her family who are all travel agents.
Lexie claims she has been saving up since she was 12 in order to pay for this bold and daring trip.
By her 18th birthday, she had already traveled to 72 nations. But by October 2016, she knew that she could visit the other 124 nations in time to break a world record, so she got started. This took her to beautiful locations like Petra, the City of Mysteries located in Jordan’s southwestern desert.
On Instagram she’s known as LexieLimitless and what she wanted was to inspire others to travel.
At first, she intended to push herself beyond the limits of what she thought was possible. But when things got challenging, she realized her journey would motivate other young people, particularly women, to travel. But first she had to show her followers the world wasn’t so scary.
In places like Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Lexie found a city with marble buildings and gold monuments.
It was only after she graduated from high school two years earlier and getting her associate’s degree in her home state of California that she aimed to break the record. So, starting in 2016, she traveled on her own but found some challenges along the way.
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