Life Lessons from the Youngest Person to Travel to Every Country | Lexie Alford | TEDxKlagenfurt

Do you know how many countries there are in the world? 21-year-old Lexie does because she took on the adventure to visit them all. She broke the Guinness World Record for the youngest person to travel to every country in the world. To give this achievement some context, more people have been to space than have traveled to all 196 sovereign nations and approximately less than 20 of those people are women. In this TEDx talk, Lexie shares her stories from around the world to inspire others, especially young women, to follow their dreams, to get out of their comfort zone and to stimulate personal growth. Lexie Alford was born in a small town called Nevada City, California. She has been traveling for as long as she can remember with her family who started a travel agency. She traveled to all 196 countries by 21 years old, breaking the Guinness World Record for the Youngest Person to Travel to Every Country by over 3 years. To find out more about Lexie, follow @lexielimitless on Instagram or visit her website This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


46 thoughts on “Life Lessons from the Youngest Person to Travel to Every Country | Lexie Alford | TEDxKlagenfurt

  1. Very thoughtful and inspiring to watch this video by Lexie Alford. She narrated her travel experiences and lessons she learnt during her journeys.

    Lexie asked "how uncomfortable you are in order to reach your fullest potential? This question made me think and rethink again to venture out of my comfort zone and move ahead fearlessly to reach ambitious career path.

  2. Whao, she sadly seems to be predestined to be one of the worlds most polluting Human beings.

    Hope her wisdom will help or level that put in the future by engaging in huge nature projects.

  3. I used to want to be like her but after many people have said well where did all of your money come from? I started to think travelling is bad thing. Also some company if they see your passport is full of stamps they don't give you Visa.

  4. The way you shared your experiences, learnings, learnt lessons made me a gaga fan of your.
    Melodious voice, appealing eyes, killing smile, enthralling body language and face expression everything was just wao!
    I wish ever, I could meet you in-person. Sending you tight hug…

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