A Guinness World Record Holding Traveler Is Giving Away All of His Miles

Aug 6, 2018

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It’s not uncommon for people to have travel-related aspirations on their bucket lists. For instance, flying Lufthansa first class is a common one among points and miles enthusiasts. But they’re often a lot more far-fetched than that and only a select few actually achieve them.

Meet James Asquith. Growing up, Asquith has always wanted to travel and see the world. After years of saving his money, he decided at 18 years old to take a gap year before starting university to travel to Southeast Asia with friends. However, things didn’t play out quite as planned. The trip that was supposed to be three months long quickly turned into something much greater. Asquith ended up spending the next five years traveling around the world, stopping in every single country — quite literally. And by the time he turned 24, he was awarded a Guinness World Record for being the youngest person to visit all 196 countries.

Now, he wants to help another person to see the world. Asquith’s currently running a contest where one lucky person will win all of his British Airways Avios. Asquith says that there’s enough to fly around the world more than three times or a bunch of first class flights, but you’ll need to guess the number of miles he has to win.

🌎✈️🌍 Guys, it’s time for a HUGE GIVEAWAY, maybe the biggest travel giveaway ever!? 🕺🏻- I am giving away all of my Air Miles, every single one of them!💥🙈 There is enough to fly around the world more than 3 times if you use them wisely or treat yourself to a bunch of First Class flights 🥂✈️ After visiting all 196 countries, I wanted to try and inspire everyone that supported me in my journey along the way, that’s you guys! . So many of you ask me for tips on Air Miles (and I’ll give them all to you in another post as I won’t have room here). We all want to travel more, so here is my present back to you guys for being so awesome! This isn’t sponsored, it’s my way of inspiring more travel! 😁 . Here’s all you have to do: 1) Be following me 🙈 (of course 😂) 2) Go and follow @holswap where you can use ‘FreeSwap’ to also stay for free, so there is such a thing as a free holiday maybe?!? 3) Comment below 👇🏼 as to how many air miles you think you will win and tag who you would take with you round the world (you can tag and comment up to 5 times, and each comment is another entry, where the closest number of miles guessed wins!) – to anyone that knows me – please don’t ask me, I won’t tell you!!! 😸 . 1 clue – I use Avios . Happy travels and good luck everyone! I’ll announce a winner in 8 weeks time on the 23rd September! 😃✈️ . . . #giveaway #free #freeflights #cheapflights #cheaptravel #competition #giveaways #giveawaycontest #contest #contests #freebies #holswap #holidayswap #travelblogger #adventure #explore #aroundtheworld #airmiles #miles #traveltips #travelphotography #traveling #travelbug 🌎

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To enter, you’ll need to follow @jamesasquithtravel and Asquith’s start-up @holswap on Instagram. Then, comment on the photo above with your guess and tag who you would take with you round the world. The giveaway ends September 23, and you can comment up to five times, each being a new entry. The person who guesses the closest number of miles wins.

Good luck!

Featured photo by rawpixel on Unsplash.

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