Travelling may be a fun for some and for few it will be a relaxing factor, but there are many incredible people in the world, who travel to conquer something, unique, distinct, rare or strange and enter into the travel world records. If you want to know about some of the records that are really awe-inspiring, you have to go through the records that we have compiled for you. Or in fact you can even try to break it by taking up that great feat! Well that being said easily, it may be extremely hard to succeed through it; From a fantastic record of longest car journey in a single country to the youngest one who climbed the seven summits, we have given you a brief glimpse of the various records for your information and knowledge:
Longest Journey By Car in a Single Country
For some people driving is passion, while for some it is a necessity but for some rare people driving car is to enter into Guinness Records. When we browse through the Travel world Records, we can find that the longest journey ever made by man in a car to a single country was achieved by four Indians hailing from Bangalore.
This world record was achieved by K M V S N Raju, Arun Kumar, Purushotham and Jayanth Varma Kunaparaju. They toured whole India to cover a distance of about 36060.1 Km in a span of just 35 days. They started this marvelous journey on 11th of March and completed by 14th April 2016. The motive of behind this epic journey was to create an awareness regarding the Swach Bharat Abhiyan – A mission taken to have a clean Indian city/town.
Most Travelled Toy Mascot
You don’t get noticed in your original physical appearance and that’s the reason probably ISPY (UK) decided to send its toy mascot in bear form to travel. The toy mascot named Raymondo; a Bear travelled a distance of 395,605 miles to cover more than six continents. The bear Raymondo along with some airline members and sponsors started its travel on 27th September 2009 to pass through six continents, 35 countries to complete its journey on 3rd September 2010.
Just like a normal traveller, the toy mascot carried along with it travel goodies, passport and numerous clothes to change, whenever the toy mascot covered a mile, the data was recorded in a website that was dedicated for this purpose with blogs, pictures and witnesses. Some of the countries that this Raymondo toy mascot covered include – Aruba, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Germany, Hongkong, Singapore, USA, Spain, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Vietnam, Sudan and Mexico, Raymondo had to retire from this record at Court Colman in South Wales.
Longest Travel Book Series
Some of the book series never seem to end at all, they go on and on to create an epic journey, the longest book series to enter into the Travel world Records is “Rurubu”. This longest travel guides which is in publication from August 1984. The book published by the JTB publishers of Japan is the proud owner of the title “Longest Book Series”.
The longest book series – Travel guides “Rurubu” began modestly with four editions in 1984 and gave an immense rise by expanding very rapidly to publish more than 100 editions by the year 1993. If your interest is on literary world, this book series is going to surely fill your book shelves as more editions are expected from this Guinness record book series title.
Longest Running TV Travel Show
If travelling is fun, watching the Travel show is even more fun, even if you are not able to travel personally around to explore the culture, history and traditions of various countries, Osvaldo Bevilacqua will help you gain some knowledge about all of these.
The longest running TV travel show Sereno Variabile – Raidue, Italy started its journey through its first ever telecast during November 1978 and is running even still now as on March 2015. The host of this soap Italian Osvaldo Bevilacaqua with his supreme voice and personality takes the audience to his world where he has covered almost all regions of Italy and aboard, he journeyed all over the world 2,912,950 kms in Italy and 13,950,000 km on his tour that speaks about various countries tradition, food and history. Watch the series and know what new the host has got to offer to you!
Fastest Time to Travel to all London Underground Stations
When you hear about a record, you may feel “What is the big deal in it!” but when you are into the field to do it personally, I bet you will not be able to cover eve 10% of the record. Well I am now speaking of Travel world Records for the fastest time to travel to all London underground stations.
This record was created by the duo – AJ and Steve Wilson, they achieved this record on 21st May 2015 by covering all London underground stations in a short duration of 15 hours, 45 minutes and 38 seconds. When people take this much time to travel under one underground itself, these men covered all the underground stations of London. It is also worthy to mention here that Steve is a veteran at this record as he already holds a joint record for the same in 2009 and 2011 also.
Youngest Person to Travel to all Sovereign Countries
When parents fear to send their kids alone even to the nearest vicinity, it is really a wonderful part by the parents of James Asquith who allowed him to follow his dream to travel to all the sovereign countries. And now the credit goes to this little boy who is now 24 for earning the Guinness title record “Youngest person to travel to all Sovereign countries”.
This British lad was only 16 then when he decided to embark on his first journey as a backpacker to southeast Asia with STA Travel, this journey made him literally into a travel bug and he got inspired with this experience and went on to cover 196 sovereign countries from Australia to Iraq and from San Marino to Serbia in just five years. He completed his journey at Federated States of Micronesia on the 8th of July 2013.
Fastest Time to Travel the Indian Golden Quadrilateral on Foot (Female)
“Women empowerment” gets its true meaning only when women are able to use this power and do something equal like that of their counterpart. The fastest time to travel the Indian Golden Quadrilateral on foot by a female was achieved by an Indian Woman “Michelle Kakade”.
She conquered this title during 21st October 2015 and 1st May 2016 to complete this magnificent journey in 193 days, one hour and nine minutes. To break the previous record she travelled all over India starting at Mumbai covering 5968.4km and ended again at Mumbai. Millions of people were waiting for her and even went down to accompany her in her last leg of journey which she winded up at the great Gateway of India.
Fastest Time to Travel to all The Berlin U-Bahn Metro Stations
People employ the metro station for commutation almost daily, but for Oliver Ziemark, Michael Wurm, Rudolf Von Grot and Henning Colsman- Freyberger Berlin U- Bahn metro station was not used for travelling from one place to another, but it was in fact used for creating an epic world record.
The fastest time to travel to all the Berlin U – Bahn metro stations was achieved by these four men – Oliver Ziemark, Michael Wurm, Rudolf Von Grot and Henning Colsman – Freyberger in 7 hours, 33 minutes and 15 seconds. This Guinness world record was completed on 2nd May 2014 at Honow Station, Berlin.
Fastest Time to Travel to all New York City Subway Stations
Normally people use the subways to board a train and to go to other places, but whereas Matthew used the subway stations of the New York City to create a history and entered in to the World of Guinness records. Matthew holds the Guinness record for “Fastest time to travel to all New York City Subway Stations”.
This Law student broke the NY city subway all stations speed record in the quickest possible incredible time of only 21hours, 28 minutes and 14 seconds. Matthew Ahn of USA has achieved this record on 22nd July 2016 to enter into this new category of record.
He broke his own record which he created previously by travelling through the city and went on through the five boroughs, running between platforms to create a record then on January 16th 2015 in an incredible time of 21 hours, 49 minutes and 35 seconds.
Fastest Time to Travel The Length of The Mississippi River by Canoe/Kayak (Female)
While for many people swimming and making up till the great Mississippi river may still be a dream, a female will be creating a history and make it to the Travel world Records for the category “Fastest time to travel the length of the Mississippi river by Canoe/Kayak”.
For entering into this category of Travel Records, a female is going to attempt to cross the length of the River Mississippi by Canoe/Kayak in the fastest possible time. This is going to be done by a solo female and the result will be recorded and measured in days, hours and minutes.
Longest Career as a Travel Guide
To survive in this world, people take up any profession – Doctor, Engineer, Advocate, Banker, CA, Administration and so on, When you are interested in the travel sphere the best job to enjoy the tours is by being a Travel guide. When you are taking this as a passion or want to create a record, you are sure to enter into the books of Guinness records.
A record is going to be set for the category “Longest career as a travel guide”, to participate and enter into this category, a person should spend their time as a travel guide for the longest period of time. Travel guide is a person who spends his time leading a group or around areas of interest in travelling and touring.
Fastest UK Tour Tickets Sales
If travelling is a craze for some people, selling the tour tickets are not only fun but also a mission for some people. By selling around 1.3 million tickets the Take that’s of UK entered into world’s record. This tour ticket was for UK and Ireland tour. English pop group “Take That” formed during 1990 in Manchester consists of Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, but originally the teams were supported with Robbie Williams and Jason Orange.
The Take that’s sold the whole tickets in the quickest time period of just one day to create a new record, this was the first tour after Robbie Williams their team mate left this group in 1995.
Parachuting – Largest Sequential Freefall Formation (Women)
Again and again women prove that they are as equal as their male counter parts in all the sectors. Freefall and Skydiving may no more be a game for fun or hobby, it can be used to create new records or if you are able enough you can even break the old records that are already created. Around 117 participants participated in the freefall and created Travel world record during October 2014.
Around 117 women hailing from countries – Argentina, Czech, Australia, Finland, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, Sweden, UK, USA, Netherlands, Norway, Mexico, Paraguay, Russian federation and Romania participated in the largest parachuting freefall formation for women and created a record by having a sequential freefall from P3 Skydiving at Perris, California, USA on the 17th of October 2014.
Most Countries Visited on a Single Tank of Fuel
It is actual true that the fuel price is soaring so high that you hardly are able to spend on fueling your vehicle, but this person has filled only a single tank of fuel as he wanted to enter in to the world record in the category “Most countries visited on a single tank of fuel”. He not only saved money on fuel but has even created a world record.
Audi breaks the Guinness world record, Audi and RAC created a new record by driving to nearly 14 countries with a single fuel tank. Racing driver Rebecca Jackson and Andrew Frankel travelled for nearly 28 hours non-stop to complete their voyage of 1158.9 miles in their Audi A6 ultra. Starting from Netherlands to Hungary, they passed through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, and Lichtenstein and created a new world record.
Most Countries Visited in 24 Hours
It may not be an easy task to travel even if you have your vehicle, then how about using the so called punctual transport system to cover most of the countries in just a day. This is what internet entrepreneur Adam Leyton did to create history and enter into the Guinness world records.
39 year old Adam Leyton set a record for the category “Most countries visited in 24 hours” by commuting through the public transportation. Leyton from Leeds took up this venture to raise money for Sands – a Charity organization.
This epic European day-trip took place from 25th and 26th May. Starting from Perl, Germany Adam travelled all the way through Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary and ended finally at Austria.
Most Capitals of Countries Visited by Motorcycle
When one thinks about visiting a nation, the first place which comes to one’s mind is their capital city, ever wondered what would be Travel world Records for visiting most countries capital by motor cycle? It was done by a passionate motorcyclist belonging to Guatemala City of Republic of Guatemala, Edwin Escobar.
This Great Man achieved this record using his BMW Version R 1200 GS Ride. Started his journey from his home town and moved through almost every capital of Central America, then towards San Jose of Costa Rice, further visiting Managua of Nicaragua, Capital of Honduras Tegucigalpa, San Salvador the capital of El Salvador and finally coming back to his Home town the capital of Republic of Guatemala and thus successfully made it a record.
Oldest to Travel Around World
The greatest fear for a traveller is the fear of growing old, the myth that one bone cannot take the effort or pain to travel. But SaburoShochi San from Fukuoka city of Japan has proved everyone wrong.
Aged 106 years, and working as a Professor at Fukuoka University of Education, he travelled over 6 countries for this lecture tour at the age of 106, covering over 56700 Kilometers, making it a world record for being the oldest man to travel around the world. The countries he covered were Bulgaria, South Africa, Canada and few more, and he covered all this by using public transport system alone. So now what is your excuse for not traveling?
Longest Bicycle Journey in Antarctica
Cycling has been one of the most famous means of transport since ages, we have seen it transform from a mode of transport to a mode of maintaining physique. So how do you charge yourself up in a cold climate? By cycling, Eric Larssen took it to another level, by cycling in the South Pole.
This polar adventure took him to a distance of 175 miles from his start point which is almost 1/4th the distance of South Pole. He rode a Surly Monlander which was loaded with 100 pound gear which makes it ideal to ride on snow. Mr.Larssen was forced to revert back after traveling 175 kilometers as he ran out of food supplies making it the longest bicycle ride on the Antarctic.
First Person to Visit all Nations Without Flying
It’s a dream for everyone to visit each and every country of the world, but what stops you from achieving it? Flight Charges? Absolutely not, Mr.Graham Hughes of South Sudan was an adventurer who visited 201 nations of the world without using flight.
This gigantic feat took over 4 years to achieve, and Mr.Graham Hughes achieved this by the age of 33. He travelled for 203 weeks and visited all the 193 United Nations Countries, The mode of land transport were majorly Buses, Trains and Taxis. To visit the overseas land ferry, Cargo Ships were the mode of transport. He started his journey from Uruguay on the New Year of 2009.
First Woman to Scale 14 Highest Peaks
Mountaineering is one of the most famous adventures throughout the globe; it is a test of one’s fitness, agility, strength and willpower. So it is certainly a major challenge for a woman to achieve. Oh Eun Sun from South Korea took up the challenge of climbing the top 14 mountains of the world and achieved it.
Finishing her adventure at Mount Annapurna of Himalayan Range of mountains in Nepal she was registered in Travel world Records by being ‘First Women to Scale 14 Highest peaks of the world’. She also proves that it has got nothing to do with height as she scaled only 5 feet 1 inch. She started her journey by starting with Gasherbrum II Mountain in 1997, including Mount Everest in 2004 and finishing her glorious journey at Mt.Annapurna.
Youngest to Climb 7 Summits
Climbing the tallest peak of each continent of the Summit has been a challenge ever since William D. Hackett attempted it in 1956, but it was only 5 continents back then. Many people have attempted it and the records for this title actually go to the youngest one.
Nothing is impossible for the youth of today, and Jordan Romero is the current holder who achieved this record at the age of 15.
The American Born teen broke the record of Britain Teen George Atkinson who recorded it at the age of 16 and few months before Romero broke it. Romero climbed all 7 summits which include Kosciuszko, Elbrus, Aconcagua and Carstensz Pyramid and is the proud owner of title “Youngest to climb 7 summits”.
Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single Country
It is a dream for every motorcyclist to go a long ride and go throughout the nation, but how long can one go in their own nation, brothers from Canada Colin Pyle and Ryan Pyle have travelled. They toured whole China on their motor cycle, for 65 days. The motor cycle they used was BMW F800GS.
The distance they managed to cover in these 65 days was 16240 Kilometers making it a Travel world Records for the ‘Longest journey by motorcycle in a single country’. They started their journey from Shanghai and returned back to Shanghai to finish their trip during the year 2011, their ride was continues with just few short breaks.
Fastest Crossing of the Sahara Desert by Bicycle
Cycling is not only means of fitness anymore as it can be taken up to face some amazing challenges these days, there are various records for cycling – the longest or fastest, something to spice things up the challenge takes you to the coldest place or the hottest or anywhere adverse, like Sahara Desert.
Mr.RezaPakravan holds the record for crossing the Sahara Desert within the time period of 14 days.36 year old Pakravan travelled 1200 miles on the sands of Desert Sahara to achieve this unachievable task, under the unbearable heat waves and high temperature of the Desert making him the record holder during the year of 2011. It took over 6 months of planning the route of the trip and to validate it with the Guinness World Records officials.
First Person to Visit Solo to all 194 UN Member Countries
United Nation is a global organization known for negotiations and to maintain world peace which many nations have joined to become the member nation of this organization. As of today 194 nations are members of the United Nations Organization, and many records have been formed for visiting all of these nations.
Yili Liu after finishing his PhD wanted to take up new challenge and visited all the 194 nations of the UNO. The Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan took 3 years 3 months 6 days to visit all these nations, making him the first person to visit all nations. He took up this opportunity to interact with different country men and understand them.
Fastest Time to Visit 245 Countries
Visiting all the nations of the world is a challenge and a dream for everyone out there, Benny Prasad not only managed to visit all 245 nations, but also became the fastest man to do it. The 34 year old started his dream journey on 1st of May 2004 From Bangalore City of India and took over 6 years 6 months to finish his journey on November 22th.
Mr. Prasad’s Journey Included 194 Sovereign nations, 50 Dependent Nations and even the freezing continent Antarctica giving him the record of ‘Fastest Time to Visit 245 countries’. This record was previously held by another Indian KashiSamaddar who visited in 6 years and 10 months.
Benny not only achieved this feat quickly but also spent less than 140K USD.