Lexie Alford is on her way to making it to the Guinness Book of Records, after becoming the youngest person to visit every country in the world.
She’s only 21, but that doesn’t stop her from traveling the entire globe, and here’s how she accomplished this ambitious goal according to her recent interview with Forbes.
Alford’s parents own a travel agency in California, and they’ve encouraged her to explore the world from a very young age.
“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.”
The young travel enthusiast never goes anywhere without doing proper research, and she managed to save a lot of money by doing brand deals and campaigns.
“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.”
Alford is working as a travel consultant at her family’s agency when she’s not traveling, and the list of her expenses is not very long.
“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.”