Who is Behind the Journey?
Taylor hails from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and acquired an Economics and Public Policy degree from Vanderbilt University but soon she found out that it wasn't her passion. So, she decided on trying her hands-on travel and adventure. The realisation dawned upon her after she was done interning at New York Wall Street. Her journey was inspired by Cassie DePecol's 2018 record of 1 year 194 days. She started the journey on June 1, 2017, just two weeks after her semester came to an end.View this post on Instagram
Monaco, the second smallest country in the world, is one of my favorite tiny countries so far. I didn't get to spend much time exploring on this visit but I loved visiting the casino, looking at all of the fancy yachts and cars, going to the shops, and walking along the beach during my last visit to Monaco. It is a very unique place and so beautiful as well. Read more at the link in my bio.â € Country 40/197
Also, a long time back when she was studying at University College London, she took four months out to travel 20 countries of Europe. She wanted to break Europe travel records and break her confined lifestyle.
The Incredible Tale
As she embarked on the journey, her first choice was to visit Latin America and the Caribbean countries and so she started with the Dominican Republic. She moved from Alabama to Texas for having accessible international flights. Though she was not sure of getting the visas on time, that never stopped her. Amidst her travel, her rule was never to take a gap of more than 14 days as that will help in maintaining a good pace. She also tried to spend at least one day in the country she was visiting.View this post on Instagram
I visited the Equator today and it was so cool! The whole area is surrounded by beautiful landscape and there is so much to do. There were lots of interesting exhibits, cultural performances, and even llamas! While the area was definitely touristy, if you ever find yourself in Ecuador it is worth the visit. Side note, I have now been to both Latitude 0Â° (the Equator) and Longitude 0Â° (in London)! Blog is a little behind but will be posted in the next day or so.â € Country 24/197
The Iranian city of Kish was one of her favourite places because of the hospitality of the locals. During the course she also going through a lot of personal turmoil, her father even had a heart attack while she was in the Middle East, but Taylor never lost her spirit and dealt with all the difficulties with the utmost zeal.View this post on Instagram
My favorite part about Iguazu Falls was definitely being able to walk right up to Devil's Throat, the main waterfall of the largest waterfall system in the world. I was soaked but it was amazing to spend a few minutes walking so close. Also, a fun bonus from all of the waterfalls is the endless amount of rainbows that you see throughout Iguazu. I had an amazing time and cannot recommend a visit to Iguazu Falls enough!â € Country 31/197
As she was travelling solo, she also met loads of interesting people and was liberated by the warmth and love. Canada was the last country that she visited, and her journey ended on December 7, 2018.
She now holds the Guinness World record for the Youngest and Fastest Person, as well as the Youngest and Fastest female, to visit every country in the world. At an interview, Taylor also revealed that Singapore and Iceland were her favourite countries from the 196 countries she visited, but she did enjoy having the experience of going through the world.View this post on Instagram
I didn't have enough time to take on the Louvre this trip but it is truly an incredible museum. I had a great time just walking around Paris this morning before my flight home and it was magical happening upon a violin and cello performance of Beauty and the Beast in the Louvre buildings! You can watch it at the link in my bio. Also, I love my @koiocollective sneakers! They are such high quality and I've loved walking all over Paris and Europe in them. Visit www.koiocollective.com to check them out!â € Country 41/197
What Comes Ahead?
In the future, Taylor wants her passion for travel to grow further. Along with that, she is inclined towards writing a book and wants to inspire people with her experience. She also plans to visit the 2020 Summer Olympics with her brother. You can check out Taylor's Travel Blog here, where she has exclusively written about her sojourns all around the world.View this post on Instagram
My stay in the Bahamas was absolutely perfect! I couldn't have picked a better country to rest and relax for a few days in between major trips. The weather was perfect, the beaches were beautiful, and I'm so glad to have finally visited this perfect island chain so close to home. Day three featured quite the entertaining ordeal of watching a crane eat an entire snake whole. Twice. It was crazy! Read more at the link in my bio.â € Country 79/197