27-Year-Old Will Be The First Woman To Visit Every Country In The World

Published 8 years ago

Cassandra De Pecol is a 27-year-old traveler from Connecticut who started traveling around the world in July 2015. Her goal is to visit all sovereign countries along her way and so far she has crossed 181 borders. That means Cassandra has 40 days to visit 15 remaining countries and, if successful, De Pecol will become the first documented female, youngest American, and the fastest traveler EVER to visit all 196 countries around the globe.

This amazing quest is called Expedition196 and Cassandra is traveling as an Ambassador for Peace on behalf of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism to promote peace. The trip’s expenses are almost $200,000, but everything is paid by various sponsors. If you want to track her progress or send some happy vibes, visit Cassandra’s Instagram account!

More info: cassandra de pecol | instagram | facebook | twitter | iipt (h/t: boredpanda)

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Have you dreamed about traveling to every country of the world?


Cassandra De Pecol has taken up this challenge!


Her one-of-a-kind journey is called Expedition196


She started off in Palau in July 2015


So far she has visited 181 countries


And she’s hoping to become the first documented woman to travel to all 196


Cassandra has to visit the remaining 15 countries in the next 40 days


If she’s successful, she’ll also break the Guinness World Record for the fastest person to travel to all sovereign states


Cassandra’s traveling as an Ambassador for Peace on behalf of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism


So far, the expenses are around $200,000 but the costs are covered by sponsors


The traveler also uses Instagram as a platform for advertising in exchange for free accommodation


She’s only 27 but she’s already seen more than most people get to see in a lifetime


Including meeting lion cubs


Skiing in Colorado


And relaxing on the beach in Kiribati


She also stops to appreciate beautiful sights like this view of Mostar bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina


Cassandra always has her essentials with her


As well as her map!


For more inspiration check out how this woman traveled the 7 Wonders of the world after getting diagnosed with cancer.

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