The Daily Mail is reporting that a British tourist is now officially recognized as the “World’s Most Traveled Man”, with:
15 million miles, 718 Concorde flights and 139 countries on the way.
Wealthy Fred Finn, 70, holds the official record for the most miles travelled by a passenger after visiting an incredible 70 per cent of the world’s 196 nations.
Fred has since spent 52 years travelling the globe, during which he has covered 15 million miles – the equivalent of travelling to the moon and back 31 times.
He has kept a detailed log of every flight and train journey he has taken, which he had counter-signed by each driver and pilot to verify his achievement.
Fred also holds the record for the most trips aboard Concorde, having notched up an impressive 718 flights – on which he always sat in the same seat.
As someone who’s always been a proponent of slow travel, I have to ask: is it possible to truly see the world if one is spending that much time “in transit”? Can’t say I envy him.
Richard, Mike. 2010. "World’s Most Traveled Man Racks Up 15 Million Miles, 139 Countries". Vagabondish. Posted: 2010. Available online: http://www.vagabondish.com/worlds-most-traveled-man/