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The Youngest Person to Visit Every Country Is Giving Away His Air Miles

by Tim Wenger Aug 6, 2018

There’s a mystery afoot in the realm of travel hacking. A London banker, who became the youngest person to visit every country in the world at age 24, is giving away the air miles that he accumulated along the way.

James Asquith, now 29 years old, announced the giveaway via his Instagram account on July 30th. Asquith is the founder of a travel app called Holiday Swap. In order to enter the giveaway for the miles, you have to head over to Instagram and follow the Holiday Swap channel, as well as Asquith’s personal account. Then, you need to comment on the accounts with who you’d bring with you on your travels and take a stab at the big question itself: how many miles has he accumulated?

According to Asquith, the idea behind the contest isn’t just to promote his travel app, but to inspire people to get out there and see the world. “After visiting all 196 countries, I wanted to try and inspire everyone that supported me in my journey along the way,” he explained on Instagram.

As a clue to give entrants something to base their guess on, he said, “There is enough to fly around the world more than three times if you use them wisely or treat yourself to a bunch of First Class flights.”

If it sounds like something you’d like to take a stab at, you have until September 23rd to enter.

H/T: Travel & Leisure

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