128: Travelling To Every Country In The World – Salvatore Lavallo

Salvatore Lavallo interviewed by Mikkel Thorup on The Expat Money Show

Today’s guest on The Expat Money Show is Sal Lavallo, one of the youngest people to have visited all 193 countries in the world. He has worked with brands such as Marriott, E*Dreams, G Adventures and more, and has been featured in CNN, Business Insider, CNBC, and Conde Nast Traveler on this 12-minute YouTube video where he talks about every country he has visited.

I’m so excited to chat about where he’s been and what awaits him for the future of travel after being to every country by the time he was only 27 years old.



  • How did Sal decide that he wanted to visit every country in the world
  • Growing up with immigrant parents, Father from Italy and Mother from Germany
  • Attending an international boarding school, how did that experience shape his views on the world
  • How does Sal keep track of everywhere he has been and how long he was there
  • What is your reason to travel and see the world
  • They share their love of the UAE as Sal has lived in Abu Dhabi for 10 years and Mikkel lived there for 8
  • What is travel and what does it mean to you
  • Where does Mikkel want his next travel destination to be and why
  • The experiences Sal and Mikkel have had in different locations across the globe
  • Their love of food, art, and a good cafe!
  • What Sal’s sweet spot is for a time in a destination?
  • Mikkel and Sal chat about the countries they loved, like North Korea and China and how they both believe the media gets it so wrong when they talk about countries like these.
  • And just a ton more!



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Tik Tok – @sallavallo

Sal Lavallo – Stores From Every Country 

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Such a great conversation with Sal. It was so fascinating to hear stories about countries that I have yet to travel to, like Djibouti, Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia and to get to know Sal, what drives another person to want to visit every country in the world.



About The Host, Mikkel Thorup

Mikkel Thorup; the host of The Expat Money Show, has 20+ years in continual travel around the world, visiting more than 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe and Iran.

His goal now is to help Expats just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again.

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