For many, the notion of travelling the world is something that is frequently thought about: seeing the sights and experiencing different cultures on a globetrotting backpacking adventure. Often the backpacking dream comes with a costly price tag and many months are spent saving up for the funds needed...
But for one man he turned that dream in to a reality and is now officially the youngest person in the world to have visited every country on Earth! We reckon that's pretty impressive!
James Asquith, 24, took his first footsteps abroad in Vietnam as a student in 2008 after catching the travel bug from his best friends. He altered his saving plans and began gathering up the £125,000 needed to complete his trip of a lifetime after landing his first job at the age of 16. Since 2008 when he took his first trip, he has spent his University holidays exploring wonderful and exotic locations across the globe, funding his ongoing travels through bar and holiday jobs both at home and abroad. Dividing that amount of money by eight years presents a grand earning total of £15,625 - just for one year of travel alone!
Asquith has visited Argentina, Zimbabwe, Vanuatu and North Korea to name just a few! The longest he spent in any one country at a time was six months in Africa, often relying on the goodwill of others to drive him to places he needed to go.
Originally from Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Asquith has now returned from his travels and works full-time as a banker. Although there are still destinations he'd like to cross off his bucket list which include visiting Antarctica, Tahiti and Easter Island (all falling under the overseas territories category) and hopes to complete his travel plans by 2014.
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