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One of my favorite days of the week has arrived, iiiiiiitS #TravelTuesday
Travel is a Billion Dollar industry almost teasing at Trillion Dollar status, Why?
Because EVERYONE loves to travel!
Today I have the extreme privilege to feature a man who's achieved an impossible goal by following his dream and never giving up. It's people like him that offer true proof that it is possible to dream the impossible, to start with nothing and accomplish anything through passion & hard work.
When I first saw Henrik's profile, I was immediately drawn by the phrase "Visited every country in the world". I invite you to think about that, the vastness of this world & he has traveled it!
He's a 28-year-old Dane travelling to all 325 countries and territories in the world. He has been to every country in the world and currently has 36 territories left to visit. He's hitchhiked with more than 1,000 different cars around the world, flown with more than 200 different airlines, and has been on four of the world’s greatest train journeys.
36-year-old Norwegian Gunnar Garfors held the record for being the youngest person in the world to have traveled to every single country on Earth - but his record has just been beaten.
The adventure began in Egypt at the age of 17.
Now Danish 28-year-old Henrik Jeppesen has just become the record holder for being the youngest person in the world to have traveled to every single country on Earth!
Q: What are your favorite countries?
A: It's such a difficult question to answer. I love many countries for different reasons. Italy and France for the food. South Africa has a lot to offer for travelers while Iran probably has the friendliest people in the world. Here is a top 10 list
His Number One Pick is my home land of South Africa! Hopefully this means I'll get to meet him when he's here again :-)
"My favorite country in the world for many reasons. The diversity, the people, the food, the cities, the countryside, nature, the animals and the affordability are some of the things that come to mind."
A: I am from Denmark. I grew up in the Thy-district of Northwestern Jutland, where Denmark later got its first national park, called National Park Thy.
A: Yes. I would say I have traveled alone more than 95% of the time. It's difficult for friends and family to take time off. I would of course like to find a girlfriend to join me in travelling full-time, but where to find her?
Q: Window or Aisle Seat?
A: Window seat. Very important for me on long flights.
Q: What is your dream destination you haven't been to yet?
A: Although I have been to every country, there are still many destinations in the world I haven't been. Many places in the countryside of Europe are places I dream of visiting plus far away islands like Pitcairn Island and Niue.
Q: Favorite food?
A: Fine dining by far. With food I feel you pretty much get what you pay for. The Michelin-starred restaurants have those stars for a reason.
A: Italian or French.
Q: Any food dietary requirements? (Often asked by restaurants or hotels in my journey)
A: I don't eat meat, but I am not a vegetarian or vegan as it is difficult as a full-time traveler. I also don't drink alcohol. I try to eat 100% organic, but again as a full-time traveler it's also something that is difficult.
Always in my luggage…
- It depends on each trip. For most trips I bring a laptop, some clothes, and toiletries.
A favorite travel memory is…
- Probably my trip to New Zealand. What an amazing country.
3 favorite travel brands…
- Sun Air of Scandinavia
- Priority Pass
- Follow money-saving travel experts on Twitter
- Avoid taxis in Western countries
8 word (or less) travel mantra…
“Travel before its too late.”
Be sure to check out Henrik's Photo From Every Country in the World!
Here is my favorite so far:
From my Favorite Country in the World, Japan!
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