Grad doesn’t let pandemic end his travel plans

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:40 in Mathematics & Economics

Before Harvard, Harsh Sinha ’20, who grew up in Gadsden, Ala., had only been to two countries abroad: India and the U.K. During his time at Harvard, he visited more than 80 others. This summer, even though the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted his plans, he finally finished visiting all 50 states in the U.S. In July alone he went to Alaska, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Wisconsin. North Dakota marked the 50th. Sinha’s travels during this time were definitely different — both challenging and spontaneous. He took three COVID-19 tests, traveled alone in a rental car except for two flights, spent most nights camping alone in a tent, and only bought food and beverages from grocery stores. His goal is to be the youngest person to have visited 50 U.S. states and 100 of the U.N.-recognized nations. Harsh Sinha was raised in Alabama and has since traveled to 50 states. Sinha was inducted into the Travelers’ Century...

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