When someone says they want to travel and see the world, they usually have a few countries on their bucket list. Sal Lavallo, on the other hand, literally saw every country in the world.
By the time he turned 27, he had already visited all 193 countries. He says that it took about 10 years to accomplish.
Lavallo took advantage of loyalty points programs to make it around the world. He recommends choosing a loyalty program that lets you move points between hotels and airlines. In his case, he used the SPG Loyalty Program, which allowed him to transfer points to United Airlines.
While he saw almost 200 countries in 10 years, Lavallo says his favorite is the United Arab Emirates, which is where he has been based for the past 6 years. Though it's his favorite, he added that the most luxurious trip he ever took was to the Maldives.