5-month-old May Be the World's Youngest Person to Visit All 50 States in the U.S.

A 5-month-old baby named Harper Yeats may become the youngest person ever to visit all 50 states in the U.S.

Her parents, Cindy Lim and Tristan Yeats, have been documenting her exciting beginning-of-life road trip on Instagram.

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?? Hello from Wyoming! ••• Oh Wyoming, you tried to hide your sign from me… but I found you on the other side of the Shoshone National Forest! Thank you for being such a fun state to hang out in – I really enjoyed spending time in Yellowstone National Park, especially getting to see bison, antelope, deer and sheep. I can’t wait to come back when I’m bigger so I can try to spot a bear! ••• Hi, I’m Harper! I’m 21 weeks old and am on an epic trip around the USA. I’m going to visit all 50 states before the end of the year, which could make me the youngest person to do it. Check out my story on the Daily Advertiser (#linkinbio) and then I hope you’ll click that follow button to join my adventure! ≫ 14 states to go #harper50states // @harper.yeats @uplateblog // #hmsyeats #babyyeats #uplatefamily // #wyoming #visitwyoming #thatswy #wyomingonly #findyourpark #yellowstone #yellowstonepledge #visityellowstonepark @visitwyoming @only_in_wyoming @yellowstonenps @nationalparkservice

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Lim and Yeats, who live in Canada but are originally from Canberra, Australia, decided to take a trip across the U.S. when Lim went on maternity leave after Harper was born, CBS News reported. Initially, they didn’t mean for it to be so epic.

After they began their trip in June, the new family looked into a membership with All Fifty States Club, that has an application to receive a certificate that proves you’ve “officially” visited every state in the United States. To become a member, you have to have already visited more than 35 states.

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?? Hello from Colorado! ••• This is the face you make when your daddy tells you there’s still 25 states to visit before the end of the year ? “I’m sorry — did you say 25?!?! But I just did 25!!” ••• At least with Colorado checked off too, there’s just 24 to go ? We’re officially on the home stretch! Don’t forget to head to my Arizona post to score yourself a gift postcard from me. I’ll be leaving it open for a few more days while I’m back in Toronto for my four month checkup and then I’ll be sending out the cards when we get back to the mainland from Hawaii. ≫ #harper50states // @harper.yeats @uplateblog // #hmsyeats #babyyeats #uplatefamily // #visitcolorado #colorado #coloradolive @visitcolorado

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If you go to the organization website and click off every state you’ve actually been to (airport layovers don’t count), you’ll realize how hard it is to visit so many.

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?? Hello from Massachusetts! ••• We visited this state for 5 days. We explored Boston, Plymouth and Salem and learned a lot about early America. We saw the Red Sox win at Fenway Park, visited Cheers (from the hit TV show), toured Harvard and ate a lot of Clam Chowder (at least Daddy did)! ••• Hello, I’m Harper. I want to inspire other newborns to take their parents to see the world ? I’m currently travelling the USA with my parents. We are on a family gap year and are going to visit all 50 states before I turn 6 months old. ≫ 47 states to go #harper50states ••• 》Wondersuit: @bondsaus @bondsbumpsandbaby 》Headband: @littlebonnieshop // @harper.yeats @uplateblog // #hmsyeats #babyyeats #uplatefamily // #visitma #massachusetts #onlyinmassachusetts #visitmassachusetts #bostonusa @visitma @visitboston @harvard @redsox

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But glory and bragging rights weren’t really on the family’s mind. “Why not go to all 50 states?” Lim told CBS News. “It was just our plan to do it together and have fun.”

Now, they’re nearly at the end of their journey. As of October 18, the family will be in Vermont, the last stop on the trip. And yes, they’ve even been to Alaska and Hawaii, too.

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?? Hello from Alaska! ••• Check out this awesome state sign alternative we found in Anchorage AK. It’s a mural painted by @greetingstour, who are on their own 50 states journey. Swipe → to see the only other state sign we could find (at Anchorage Airport) ? I think it’s safe to say the mural is way cooler ! •• Hi, I’m Harper! I’m 21 weeks old and am on an epic trip around the USA. My family is trying to visit all 50 states before the end of the year, which could make me the youngest person to do it. Check out my story on the Daily Advertiser (#linkinbio) and then I hope you’ll click that follow button to join my adventure! ≫ 17 states to go #harper50states // @harper.yeats @uplateblog // #hmsyeats #babyyeats #uplatefamily // #alaska #anchorage #travelalaska #thealaskalife #visitanchorage @visitanchorage @travelalaska @thealaskalife // #candidchildhood #magicofchildhood #mytinymoments #ourtreasuredmoments #childhoodunplugged #mybeautifulmess #humansofjoy #photosinbetween #thisjoyfulmoment #momswithcameras #watchthemgrow #teammotherly #kidswhoexplore #thehappynow #justbaby #throughachildseyes

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?? Aloha from Hawaii! ••• If you follow my stories, you will know that I had some trouble finding a state sign to take a photo with in Hawaii (there being no road borders and all). Here are a few alternatives I found… L-R: ≫ (1) Road sign in the town of Na’alehu – I like to pretend ‘Na’alehu’ means ‘welcome to’ ?; ≫ (2) Hawaii crest at the Kona International Airport – lighting isn’t great because both times I was at the airport was night time ?; and ≫ (3) A DIY version made by Mummy with dried palm tree leaves and captured by Daddy on his drone at the Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. Which is your favourite? None of them are perfect, but I love them all! ••• Hi, I’m Harper! I’m 19 weeks old and am on an epic trip around the USA. My family is trying to visit all 50 states before the end of the year, which could make me the youngest person to do it. Check out my story on the Daily Advertiser (#linkinbio) and then please click that follow button to join my adventure! ≫ 20 states to go #harper50states // @harper.yeats @uplateblog // #hmsyeats #babyyeats #uplatefamily // #gohawaii #lethawaiihappen #islandofhawaii #hawaiitag #visitislandofhawaii #wherealoha #havealohawilltravel #hawaiitravel @gohawaii @theislandofhawaii @visit.hawaii @wherehawaii @hawaiimagazine @hawaiitravel // #magicofchildhood #mytinymoments #ourtreasuredmoments #therealparenthood #humansofjoy #photosinbetween #thisjoyfulmoment #momswithcameras #watchthemgrow thehappynow#teammotherly #kidswhoexplore #justbaby #throughachildseyes

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“I hope when she looks at the photos and I tell her all the stories, that she can have the confidence that she can do anything,” said Lim. “I like to think it’s impacting who she will become.”

One thing is for sure, she’s already a savvy traveler at under six months.

Anyone can follow Harper’s journey on Instagram.

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?? Howdy y’all from Texas! ••• We didn’t get to spend much time in Texas… just a quick bite in Amarillo and a little peak at Cadillac Ranch as we took Route 66 out of town. I hope I can come back and explore more of the state when I’m bigger. My grandparents were recently in Dallas and they tell me it’s a must visit city so, Texas, sorry I couldn’t stay longer… I’ll be back for you soon ? ••• Hi there! I’m Harper. I’m 15 weeks old and am making my way around the USA with my parents. We are trying to visit all 50 states before I turn 6 months old, which could make me the youngest person to do it! Check out my story on The Daily Advertiser (#linkinbio) and then please click that follow button to join my adventure ≫ 27 states to go #harper50states ••• 》Onesie: @purebabyorganic 》Headband: @theprintedbow // @harper.yeats @uplateblog // #hmsyeats #babyyeats #uplatefamily // #texas #texastodo #visittexas #visitamarillo @traveltex @visittexas @visit_amarillo

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Travel + Leisure has reached out to Guinness World Records to verify if there is a title for the world’s youngest person to visit all 50 United States.

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