Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Travel Tag: Henrik Jeppesen

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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!

Meet Henrik Jeppesen

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."

Mount Nelson Hotel in #CapeTown, #SouthAfrica , one of the best hotels in the world.

Q: Where are you from?

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.

Hotel D'Angleterre in Copenhagen

Q: Do you travel alone?

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.

Great dinner at Michelin-starred, 

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in 

London. Suitable for vegetarians.

Q: Favorite cuisine?
A: Italian or French.

Q: Any food dietary requirements? (Often asked by restaurants or hotels in my journey)
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.

Here are some of his answers

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…
  1. Uber
  2. Sun Air of Scandinavia
  3. Priority Pass
3 money-saving travel tactics I use are…
  1. Follow money-saving travel experts on Twitter
  2. Avoid taxis in Western countries
  3. Hitchhike
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!

Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion), Kyoto, Japan.

Follow Hendrik's Amazing adventures:

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  1. Wow! Fun interview - my new hero! I always find it hard traveling, because of food, too. He is the perfect food travel buddy for me - he has the same taste in food. Pick me up or I will meet you there!

  2. That's amazing!!!!! Great interview. He has seen so very much. I'm sure he's learnt alot too. How fascinating to see new places n cultures

  3. I am a window seat person too. What an adventure he has been on.

  4. Such a nice interview! He is so lucky! I wish I could travel all around the world!

  5. I wish I had all that time to do the same! What an adventurous spirit

  6. I think there is something to be said about a person who's been places. Not many can, but if you can travel, you should.

  7. What a dream come true to be so well-traveled. I'd love to hear all of his stories!

  8. I would love to travel this much!!! I love to travel but have been able to do it world wide.

  9. He travels a lot, that's for sure! I really enjoyed the interview. He's been to so many places, it's quite an awesome learning experience.

  10. He sounds so cool!! I would love to travel to every country in the world too.

  11. What an amazing story and such an fantastic thing to do. I'm not sure I'd be brave enough

  12. How fun would it be to travel all over?! I love his mantra. However, hitchhiking would scare me, LOL!

  13. Wow, sounds like a very adventurous person! I enjoyed reading this, nice interview!

  14. What a cool interview. I wish I can be bold as this. Sounds so interesting!

  15. Oh, what a traveler! I wish I can travel more, actually I want to be a travel blogger but I have limited budget only haha!

  16. Oh wow, I am so jealous. I have only been to 26 countries so far and counting and would love to visit every country.

  17. DOn't find her while you're traveling. One of you would have to move! :)

  18. i wanna go to south africa too! it hits me reading the quote " travel before its too late" i have a daughter who goes to school so my only time to get away is when she is on holiday. next year would be my year of travelling, i am saving for a house for my parents at the moment hehe nice interview

  19. What a great interview, I can't imagine traveling the whole world. That must have been such a incredible journey.