Alexis Alford is the Guinness world record holder for the Youngest person to travel to all sovereigns countries in the world.
Meet the California born Travel enthusiast, Alexis Alford a.k.a Lexie Alford who has travelled to 196 countries all around the world at the age of 21. She is also a photographer/blogger, who writes about her travel experiences and share her knowledge of traveling to different countries on the Internet.
She comes from a family who has owned a successful Travel Agency, Adventure Travel Inc. for over 30 years. From her childhood she has learned and experienced a lot about traveling. By the age of 18, she had travelled to around 72 countries and after completing her graduation she got influenced by the idea of breaking this record. After then she never looked back and goes on a mission to travel to every country in the world.
She managed all her travel expenses by herself. She got some few brand deals and collaboration along the way but never got any official sponsorship from anyone. She generates fund for her travel by writing blogs and selling photos online (that is really a good way of income, you must try it if you are a student). When she doesn’t travel, she work as a travel consultant at her parents Travel agency. She was one of those girls who started earning really early in her life at the age of 12. She wrote on her website that the amount she saved kept her going for the first year and a half of the travels.
Alexis said “I realized what I was doing was inspiring the 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“.
There are some tips from Alexis that might help you in your travels and also in your daily lives.
• Before travelling, do a lot of research in advance to find the best deals in flights and Hotels
• If possible stay in cheap accommodations.
• Keep your monthly expenses as low as possible. Don’t spend unnecessarily on things which you don’t need.
There’s so much to learn from this young lady who is sharing so much of her knowledge to inspire others. Do visit her website to get some valuable tips for solo travelling and more.