5-month-old May Be the World's Youngest Person to Visit All 50 States in the U.S.
So, you think you’ve done a lot of traveling? Well, trust us, your travels are nothing compared to this baby.
A 5-month-old baby named Harper Yeats may become the youngest person ever to visit all 50 states in the U.S.
Lim and Yeats, who live in Canada but are originally from Canberra, Australia, decided to take a trip across the U.S. when Lim went on maternity leave after Harper was born, CBS News reported. Initially, they didn't mean for it to be so epic.
After they began their trip in June, the new family looked into a membership with All Fifty States Club, that has an application to receive a certificate that proves you’ve “officially” visited every state in the United States. To become a member, you have to have already visited more than 35 states.
If you go to the organization website and click off every state you’ve actually been to (airport layovers don’t count), you’ll realize how hard it is to visit so many.
But glory and bragging rights weren’t really on the family’s mind. “Why not go to all 50 states?" Lim told CBS News. "It was just our plan to do it together and have fun.”
Now, they’re nearly at the end of their journey. As of October 18, the family will be in Vermont, the last stop on the trip. And yes, they’ve even been to Alaska and Hawaii, too.
“I hope when she looks at the photos and I tell her all the stories, that she can have the confidence that she can do anything,” said Lim. “I like to think it’s impacting who she will become.”
One thing is for sure, she’s already a savvy traveler at under six months.
Anyone can follow Harper’s journey on Instagram.
Travel + Leisure has reached out to Guinness World Records to verify if there is a title for the world’s youngest person to visit all 50 United States.