Journeying by train

June 14, 2013


Meet Mona Tippins.

Mona wanted to be remembered for something unique. A “bucket list” did not appeal to her, and her award-winning pineapple upside down cake was not enough. So she decided that she wanted to combine her love of train travel with a world record.  And she did it!  She traveled through 33 countries by rail and never traversed the same place twice.  Her mileage was enough to have circled the globe three and one-fifth times.

By age 65, Mona made it into the “Guinness World Records” and still holds the record today.

Image from  Scott Calleja