Sal Lavallo

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Sal Lavallo
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Born (1990-09-11) September 11, 1990 (age 29)
WebsiteOfficial site

Sal Lavallo (born September 11, 1990 in Indiana, United States)[1] is one of the youngest people to have visited every country.[2][3][4]


Lavallo was born in Indiana, United States. In 2011, he founded the NGO, Trail of Seeds, which promoted "culturally inclusive development" but has since become defunct.[5][6][7] After graduating from university, Lavallo worked for 3 years as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company in the Middle East and Africa. He has been based in Abu Dhabi, UAE since January 2012.[8][9] Lavallo converted to Islam in 2013 in the village of Mang'ula, Tanzania, where he owns a small farm.[10]


By the age of 24, Lavallo had visited over 100 countries while working and studying full time. He then took two years off work to travel full time, and just after his 27th birthday, he visited his final country, Malta, becoming one of the youngest to have visited every country.[11][12] He documented and shared his travels on his website, Instagram, and Youtube. He has also lived more than twos months in 15 countries, visited 50 countries twice or more times, and has entered 115 countries by land border.[13]


  1. ^ Dunne, Samantha. "Meet Sal Lavallo". Courier and Press. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Cheslaw, Louis. "193 Countries 193 Questions". Conde Nast Traveler. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Lien, Amanda. "Travel Tips from the Millenial Who Has Visited Every Country". Observer. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  4. ^ Dickinson, Greg. "Man has visited every country in the world". The Telegraph. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  5. ^ Barry, Erin. "NYU Grad Took A Year Off From Work Then Touched Down In Every Country". CNBC. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  6. ^ Rogers, Taylor Nicole. "Gallatin Alum Plans To Visit Every Country". Washington Square News. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  7. ^ Menon, Utpala. "NGO Plants Seeds of Change". Washington Square News. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Zaki, Yousra. "Sal Lavallo Has Been To Every Country and He's Only 27". Gulf News. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  9. ^ Iyer, Anita. "Globetrotter Travels 193 Countries Dubs UAE As His Favorite". Khaleej Times. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  10. ^ Nishar, Arshia. "Muslim Travel Blogger". Islamic Finder. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  11. ^ Watson, Gordon. "We Interviewed the man who visited every country in the world". Lovin Malta. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  12. ^ "Nomad Mania UN Masters List". Nomad Mania. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  13. ^ Lavallo, Sal. "Official website". Retrieved July 7, 2018.