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27-Year-Old Woman To Become First Female Ever To Visit Every Country On Earth
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27-Year-Old Woman To Become First Female Ever To Visit Every Country On Earth

If someone traveled to 50 countries, we’d be impressed. If they traveled to 100 we’d be super impressed. But if they traveled to every single country in the world, and became the first documented female, youngest American, AND fastest traveler to visit all 196 countries on the planet….well, that would leave us pretty amazed indeed.

But that’s exactly what Cassandra De Pecol is doing. The 27-year-old from Connecticut has already visited 181 countries since July 2015, and with only 15 countries remaining and 40 days to go, she’s well on course to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest person to travel to all Sovereign States (plus an additional 11 countries). Her amazing journey is called Expedition196 and she’s traveling as an Ambassador for Peace on behalf of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism. We might not be able to follow in her footsteps, but we can at least follow her inspirational journey via Instagram. Go Cassandra!

More info: Cassandra De Pecol | Instagram | FB | IIPT (Image credits: Caters News Agency)

Ever wanted to travel to every country in the world?

Well that’s exactly what Cassandra De Pecol is doing!

Her amazing journey is called Expedition196

She started off in Palau back in July 2015

And she’s already visited 181 countries since then

She’s hoping to become the first documented woman to travel to all 196 countries

Cassandra only has 15 more to visit in the next 40 days

If she does it she’ll break the Guinness World Record for the fastest person to travel to all Sovereign States

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

The trip has cost almost $200,000 so far but the costs are covered by sponsors

She also uses her Instagram as a platform for advertising in exchange for free accommodation

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

From meeting lion cubs

And skiing in the mountains of Colorado

To relaxing on the beach in Kiribati

And taking in beautiful sights like this view of Mostar bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cassandra doesn’t go anywhere without her camera

And her map of course!

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Sanam Ahmadi
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I lost interest in the story when I saw her pictures with those poor exploited animals :/ one expects more ecological awareness and sensitivity from a "world traveler"!

Hans
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry to be negative, but these pictures are so stereotypical...everyone to his own preference, but for me travelling for the sake of arriving is business travel...travelling for the sake of travelling is leisure!

Hanna
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But she has not indicated anything else except that she is travelling to beat the record.

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Arty
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

nice feat but I totally prefer to visit the world at my pace (and not just getting off a plane, taking a picture of myself on a beach and getting on the next one)

M. M. Sands
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She's 27. I'm sure she'll do a lot more traveling in her life and, when she's not trying to break speed records, she'll do so at a more leisurely pace.

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Sanam Ahmadi
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I lost interest in the story when I saw her pictures with those poor exploited animals :/ one expects more ecological awareness and sensitivity from a "world traveler"!

Hans
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry to be negative, but these pictures are so stereotypical...everyone to his own preference, but for me travelling for the sake of arriving is business travel...travelling for the sake of travelling is leisure!

Hanna
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

But she has not indicated anything else except that she is travelling to beat the record.

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Arty
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

nice feat but I totally prefer to visit the world at my pace (and not just getting off a plane, taking a picture of myself on a beach and getting on the next one)

M. M. Sands
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She's 27. I'm sure she'll do a lot more traveling in her life and, when she's not trying to break speed records, she'll do so at a more leisurely pace.

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