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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
Community Member
5 years ago

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"!

Maree Gergich
Community Member
5 years ago

I had exactly the same thoughts

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Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

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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5 years ago

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

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Arty
Community Member
5 years ago

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
5 years ago

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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Zoe Thompson
Community Member
5 years ago

Surely $200,000 could have been better spent on helping to achieve 'peace' through real education projects than sending a woman about what appears to be a glorified holiday. I assume there is better information about what she is doing (somewhere!) but from these pictures which just amount to a bunch of very stereotypical selfies, she may as well just photo shopped herself into pictures!

Charlotte
Community Member
5 years ago

Zoe, I was going to say something nearly the same myself. Although this is a great idea and i'm sure she's having a great time, I fail to see how the $200,000 to fund her travels is actually helping to achieve peace, when, like you said, all of the photos are like holiday pictures. I think I would feel better looking at it if she had photos of herself helping communities or something that shows she is trying to promote peace (if that can be shown in a photo).

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AcousticGString
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5 years ago

She gets sponsers because she's hot and looks like a model. None of these pictures look like they are promoting peace though. Where are the locals? These are just shameless selfies

varwenea
Community Member
5 years ago

I thought the same!!!!

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Catalina Ioan
Community Member
5 years ago

While I am definitely envious of anyone able to travel this much, a) how is that such a great accomplishment when you don't have to worry about pesky little things like expenses and days of leave from work? and b) (as others have pointed out) somehow it seems a lot less like a noble eye-opening goal when you treat it like a checklist to complete for some arbitrary accolade.

Hanna
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't think anyone read the article. She is trying for a record. She is being sponsored for that. She's not saying she's taking a leisurely prance around the world.

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Olivia Fuller
Community Member
5 years ago

So not cool! She's not promoting tourism for its true worth, she's promoting tourism as a product of mass consumption!

Shannon Knight
Community Member
5 years ago

Olivia, happiness is cool. BE HAPPY, BE OH SO HAPPY DOING WHATEVER YOU WANT DEAR and LIVE! I see a happy girl and she is confident and living just as she dreams!

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Daria B
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5 years ago

And then, right when she's done, they proclaim a new independent sovereign country. ♥

Gerardo Turk
Community Member
5 years ago

Daria, it's seems Hanna need reply every single post which could have some "attack" to Cassandra. It's very funny because she is complainning about people is not reading the post but she did it the same with yours (Or if she read it, she has no reading comprehension). It was a joke Hanna, just a joke. If a new country is proclaimed, Cassandra need to start again, get it?

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Kizito Obeya
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5 years ago

Blue eyed blonde haired. I'd splash 200,000 on her and call it sponsorship too. Funny how Guinness gives the most ridiculous awards.

Guy KiwiExperience
Community Member
5 years ago

Look at the "travel" map! Most places she only went to one place. One of the most ridiculous "travel" posts I've ever seen. 181 countries in 17 months is not travelling, it's just ticking boxes to get instagram photos. Look how much of Russia, China, Brazil, Australia and even New Zealand she has "travelled". I'm from NZ and by landing in Auckland does not count as travelling the country. Good on her for getting paid to do it but don't count this story as a travel story any more than a "I'm a hot blonde girl getting paid for international travel photos and setting BS records" story. PS I'm one of those people that's been to 100 countries but it took me 10 years because I worked at home and I wanted to actually travel those countries. (And I'm not hot, but I did it).

.gas.
Community Member
5 years ago

What is the point of this? A free vacation to build her social following? I don't see anything close to be a "peace ambassador." She's visiting the best these countries have to offer. Try going past the tourist areas and actually helping the poor people if you're going to try to spin this as some humanitarian effort.

mirka badinska
Community Member
5 years ago

well...a lot of negative comments...but still, she came up with the idea and managed to get sponzors...that´s quite an achievement!

J.E.C.
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5 years ago

I agree! Thanks for not being negative like everyone else!

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Alex Lane
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5 years ago

Audrey Walsworth was the first woman to visit every country, in 2009. Sloppy writing.

David Newman
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5 years ago

She might be the fastest to visit all the countries but she is not the first http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/09/16/audrey-walsworth-first-woman-visit-every-country-world

Perellli
Community Member
5 years ago

EVERY country?! Even North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Somalia? I'm highly suspicious. Where are those photos?

John Seto
Community Member
5 years ago

North Korea/Somalia, you can get in. But a lone female into Saudi Arabia is a no-no plus they don't allow tourists in. That's going to be my stumbling block when I start running out of countries to visit.

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Maya Andres
Community Member
5 years ago

amazing what you can do with other people's money! oh, and in 2009, Audrey Walsworth of Marceline joined the ranks of firsts by attaining the status of the only woman to visit every country in the world.

Allison Beach
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5 years ago

Audrey Walsworth did this 6 years ago....

Douglas Mills
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5 years ago

Audrey Walsworth did it first 51bba2b2dd...920824.jpg 51bba2b2dde1dimage-5825efd920824.jpg

Gehtdich Nixan
Community Member
5 years ago

What is the use of this social media account other than making "normal" People jealous? I don't get it. "Traveling" around the world with a backup team for getting visa and everything paid may be fun for yourself, but this is nothing remarkable or important or inspirating, it's more like: "I'm a good looking women, convinced someone to give me a lot of money and I now show everyone what a lucky girl I am". Give me 200.000$ and I will really change the world to be a better place.

Alpha Centauri
Community Member
5 years ago

Agreed. And I've never understood why travel is considered an "accomplishment" anyway. Millions and millions of average people travel and buy things and walk around and take average photos to share with their average friends. No shame in going and having fun, but it's not an accomplishment, no matter how many places you visit.

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Heather Bull
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5 years ago

Sorry but Audrey Walsworth already got that title in 2009

Lilliane Cobiao
Community Member
5 years ago

if someone is gonna sponsor my trip, i can do it too!

Raed Rawadieh
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5 years ago

I am ready, raedrawadieh@yahoo.com

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Rudy Klenovský
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5 years ago

Such a feat to travel around world by plane paid by sponsors...

Douglas Mills
Community Member
5 years ago

what about Audrey Walsworth? http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/perspectives/audrey-walsworth-led-by-curiosity-only-woman-to-visit-every/article_e1422aa0-d561-11e2-a446-001a4bcf6878.html

Juan Ito
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5 years ago

She's not the first woman to visit all the countries in the world: http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/perspectives/audrey-walsworth-led-by-curiosity-only-woman-to-visit-every/article_e1422aa0-d561-11e2-a446-001a4bcf6878.html

Jody O'Crash
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5 years ago

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/perspectives/audrey-walsworth-led-by-curiosity-only-woman-to-visit-every/article_e1422aa0-d561-11e2-a446-001a4bcf6878.html

Doug Stringham
Community Member
5 years ago

Needs to be changed to "Wealthy 27-year old....."

Morten Illum
Community Member
5 years ago

Seems a terrible waste of resources travelling around the world like that for self gratification.

Savanna King
Community Member
5 years ago

Why do all of you people care so much? Lol. If someone offered to pay for you to travel around the world like that wouldn't you take the offer? Most people travel for "self gratification", what reasons do you have for going on vacation?

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Odile Deray
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5 years ago

If you watch her instagram, you will see a lot of fake picture (tripoli for exemple)

Heather Cox
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5 years ago

The pictures did look fake to me.

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Lynne Pringle-adley
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5 years ago

Sounds like a bit of a novelty. I just got back from my 192nd country over many years but I go to experience the culture, see the sites and to meet the locals. No point visiting them all just to get in the record book as you have not had an experience I doubt that she remembers much about the places she visited. Such a shame.

Vindi Ds
Community Member
5 years ago

Lynne Pringle-adley - Agree 100% with you ......By the way, I too have been to Indonesia once ( Jakarta International Airport ) transiting for 2 hours at Gate 4, on my return trip to Melbourne !!!! Haaa.....Haaaa..... What a joke this is... Don't you think !!!

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Cheree Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

How can this be an inspiration...oh yeah I traveled the world in record time...visited every country just long enough to take a photo & be one of those stereotypical American travelers...well if it's only the record you care about then congrats but other than that I'm not inspired...but I'm only at 58 countries! Oh so far it cost $200K...you are such a role model!

Jenni Jones
Community Member
5 years ago

Hahaha oh the jealousy.

Cheree Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

It's ok if you are jealous...us travelers hnderstsnd!

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Natasha Alden
Community Member
5 years ago

If you read the whole story on Business Insider it explains some countries she only stays one night. What is the point of that? To each their own I suppose, but why on earth is she holding a lion cub? She should know better.

Kaypie
Community Member
5 years ago

Must be nice to have the financial freedom at 27 to be able to travel around the world...

Jean Thompson
Community Member
5 years ago

Good for her - very lucky to have the chance

Jamie Conway
Community Member
5 years ago

Bloody brilliant, and good luck girl good on you. X

Tyral Dal
Community Member
5 years ago

$200,000!? Bloody hell. I've been traveling for two years now and spent around $20,000. That's 20years I could continue traveling for with that money. I think I could spread more "peace" in 20 years then this girl could through a couple of nice insta photos haha what a joke. Lucky her. Shameless plug fb: Lost Aussie

Ashley Campbell
Community Member
5 years ago

There is already a women who had travelled to every country?? http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/perspectives/audrey-walsworth-led-by-curiosity-only-woman-to-visit-every/article_e1422aa0-d561-11e2-a446-001a4bcf6878.html

yoyohomie4
Community Member
5 years ago

Google Audrey Walsworth... She has been to every country in the world.

Gena Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

This article would mean that Cassandra is actually second to Ausrey, who also visited all territories too (just not as quickly): http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/perspectives/audrey-walsworth-led-by-curiosity-only-woman-to-visit-every/article_e1422aa0-d561-11e2-a446-001a4bcf6878.html

Peter Jones
Community Member
5 years ago

I actually feel sorry for her. I work in the travel industry in Asia. We very often hear of people saying been there = ticking that country off the list. But what has she experienced in each of the countries that she has visited? Absolutely nothing!!! Staying longer in a country should be encouraged by all of us that work in the travel industry. And travelling like Cassandra De Pecol is doing should be discouraged. Please people when you travel don't try and cram 3 or 4 countries in to your holiday time. Choose one and really embrace the country that your visiting and get to understand the country and the people. This is the way you should be travelling. And if you read this and are ever in Asia then get in touch with me and my travel company 'See Asia Differently and will show you a true travelling experience.

Mufko Jablčník
Community Member
5 years ago

Sorry, but for me - this is not traveling. Go somewhere, take picture, do some small activity, make video of that and next day lets go to another Hotel in another country... Not chance to explore country deep... This is more business plan...

Yaman Yamaner
Community Member
5 years ago

Nonsense shit. She is not travelling, just visiting countries and collectiong stamps on passports. Just for an international organization. And one more thing: why is she American, white, blonde and very good looking? Was she selected on purpose?

Pandora
Community Member
5 years ago

I used to glamorise "travelled to xx countries by xx age" too, until I realised in the process of doing it, that there are so many places to see within these countries (meanwhile, many countries are very similar). Instead of exploring them thoroughly, I was trying to hit an arbitrary number. Silly me.

Claudio N.I. NorItu
Community Member
5 years ago

"Relaxing on the beach in Kiribati", wonder how relaxed she really was.... But still, fun!

Marianna Kalaiji
Community Member
5 years ago

what budget does she have? or maybe budget is not topic to her at all. or wait...at the end she will earn much more money from the record. well done but here is nothing to adore about. sorry.

Ryan Haverty
Community Member
5 years ago

She might be the fastest to travel to all countries in the world. But I personally know a woman who has traveled to every country in the world. Her and I discussed her travels and I asked her which country she thought was the most beautiful and the least desirable. Not to take away from this amazing feat she is accomplishing but she is not the first female to do so.

Meparishvili Anuka
Community Member
5 years ago

Never been to Georgia? Weird.. :\

Michelle Thomas
Community Member
5 years ago

Happy for her travels but she is not the first! http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/perspectives/audrey-walsworth-led-by-curiosity-only-woman-to-visit-every/article_e1422aa0-d561-11e2-a446-001a4bcf6878.html

Vu Thi Huyen Anh
Community Member
5 years ago

Woaw great but have a full sponsor just travel and enjoying. all healthy ppl can do it. I do respect ppl who travel and earn themself to keep continue traveling.

Paul Russon
Community Member
5 years ago

Looking at the map of her route she appears to have missed out Scotland, unless she thinks the United Kingdom is a country.

Tajdar Chaudry
Community Member
5 years ago

Does she travel with her camera so other people can take pictures of her? Because that's the case in 90% of the photos..

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

Tripod maybe?

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Nicholas Jones
Community Member
5 years ago

Lies. My gran did when she married a Greek who owned a ship in the 60s or 70s.

John Destacamento
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm envious but how does she manage to enter North Korea?

RJ Bridges
Community Member
5 years ago

A lot of females could do this if they had "sponsors" paying her way. Traveling is to immerse yourself in the cultural and see things off the beaten path. Its not hopping around from one city to the next in record time.

Jace
Community Member
5 years ago

And males. It's not about her being a woman. It's about the privilege.

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Kim Townsend
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5 years ago

Id like to see pictures of her in Syria

nate rivers
Community Member
5 years ago

I poop sometimes

Sheila Jenkins
Community Member
5 years ago

Heh heh. Sponsors.

Yo Ashia
Community Member
5 years ago

I visited over 30 countries and the minimum stay was at least 5 days. So yes, not very impressive to me. Just to get stamp in my passport and take a picture...neh! But best of luck, hope she get the record! :)

Vickie Thorp
Community Member
5 years ago

She didn't travel to Antartica, from what I read. So she still hasn't accomplished completely world travel.

Trevor Taylor
Community Member
5 years ago

The real question is where she hasn't visited. This article provides no useful information.

Julie Julie
Community Member
5 years ago

There's visiting places, and then there's seeing and experiencing places. I get that it's about a record and for a cause but those $200,000 could have been spent on changing the lives of many people rather than getting stamps in a bunch of passports and taking 'seen a hundred times' selfies

Robert Burbulea
Community Member
5 years ago

I would really love to see a picture of her from North Korea

Zofia S-Mrozek
Community Member
5 years ago

And what does she do for living...? I think it is easy, if you have a lot of money, lot of free time and nothing else to do.

Nataly Bocharova
Community Member
5 years ago

She lucky she has an American passport!Otherwise many people would be faster than her!( I'm a big traveler and has been refused by USA embassy 3 times).U asked her on Instagram who is her sponsor and she blocked me!no fun just to be on the road during 15 months! It's not a real traveller soul to travel by plan all the time!So strange trips for 1 -2 days !I don't think she has some really interesting stories to tell afterwards! Waste of time and money!But she is famous lol!!

Alexandra Sacco
Community Member
5 years ago

Does no one remember how horrible rude, lazy, and mean she was in Naked in Afraid....

Katharina Mandarina
Community Member
5 years ago

So, is it a record goal or did she also experience the culture and people's every day life in her "been there"- country marathon? Just wondering, who she want's to impress 😂

Kasia Cieslik
Community Member
5 years ago

It's so ridicolous! Well, many would want to have this sort od achievement on there record I would just add that I would like to travel as much as she is even if that would only for a short while but travelling only for sake of travelling that's something else. Also, surprisingly they selected attractive, young women to do that...What they advertising yoga pants?

Vincent Ribaya
Community Member
5 years ago

Only possible with money and a US passport

Alex Davies
Community Member
5 years ago

What a waste of time and money. This is not the point of "visiting" a country. This smacks of vanity and self congratulation. Try promoting peace through actually meeting people, living with them, learning a language and culture then educating.

Marl Kelana
Community Member
5 years ago

Very agreed on your point of views brother Alex and you know what? I dont even get all her selfies on those pictures..

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Steve Miles
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm sure she isn't the first woman to ever do this, and it feels like cheating to me, with someone else paying for her to do it. I've been to 132 so far paying for all flights and hotels myself and while holding down a full time job (in 12 years). I'd argue that's far more impressive.

Michelle Millington
Community Member
5 years ago

Similar stats to me Steve :-) Different horses for different courses. I'm proud of anyone with an ambitious and motivated personality ...

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Ännïkä Jörgënsën
Community Member
5 years ago

Aparently she's short of one country. The Faroe Islands are not on her trip...

Odile Deray
Community Member
5 years ago

If you watch her instagram page, you will see a lot of fake picture (tripoli for exemple)

Lærke Littlebird
Community Member
5 years ago

So she's been to Afghanistan too?

Geifu Ke
Community Member
3 years ago

What a waste of time and money. And dignity.

Geifu Ke
Community Member
3 years ago

Hunh. Here is some perspective for you. I would rather visit 196 different areas in one country than visit one area in 196 different countries for some pathetic, pointless, and so-called "inspiring" world record. One can gain more productive knowledge in visiting 50 different regions and areas of one country such as Japan, for example, than by visiting only two regions or areas each in 50 different countries. Gaining wide knowledge in visiting one or two countries is more dignified than gaining sparse knowledge in visiting 100, and it takes more than two years to gain significant knowledge in one country. People who do things simply for world records are deprived of dignity and possibly could even be depraved.

Lauren Lee
Community Member
3 years ago

"Traveling as an Ambassador for Peace" huh? Sweet gig. Living the dream

Anya Kay
Community Member
3 years ago

Since she has been to all 196 countries, maybe she can share her experience of meeting Oromo tribe members in Somalia, or about her visit to Bratunac in Bosnia, or Huaxi, the richest village in China? No, she can't. She took a picture of the most touristy bridge in BAH, with exploited lion cubs somewhere in Africa and on the beach of the most famous tourist destinations Kiribati. With all that hopping she left a heavy footprint and hasn't even paid for that with her own money. This is not something to promote and be proud of. Skiing in Colorado does not mean you have seen the United States, visiting Red Square in Moscow does not mean you've been to Russia, taking a selfie in front of Eiffel Tower does not mean you've got to know France. It is not inspirational. And in no way this person, who is only 27, has seen more than most will see in a lifetime. Absolutely not.

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4 years ago

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Mukhtar Mohamed
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5 years ago

I think its great journey with an amazing experience but I would like to ask her if she visited the most peaceful and democratic country in the world 🌎???

Sam Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

196 countries in 18 months and 26 days. That's just under 3 days spent in each country. If you count in travel time, she basically spent a full day in each country uninterrupted by travel or at the most 1 1/2 days. You cannot fully appreciate a country in 1 to 1 1/2 days. All she did was fly into a country, take some pics doing something and fly on to the next country. Big frigging deal! Anyone with some money can do that. I traveled for a year in 2010 and I visited 22 countries. I spent time in those countries and soaked up the culture, scenery, people and learned new things. She did nothing more than acquire a lot of airmiles, break a record and take some pretty pics the one or so days she spent in each country. I'd like to see someone break a record going to each of the 196 countries and spend a week in each one and actually learn something about that country. I've hit 45 so far and wish I could hit all 196 but it's not in the cards.

Imtiaz Ghanchi
Community Member
5 years ago

Very impressive however there are over 220 countries in the world :)

Andria Whyte
Community Member
5 years ago

She hasn't visit Jamaica

Said Nuur
Community Member
5 years ago

Do you guys know what is like traveling ? It is not a easy thing . And if she traveled 196 then she has been through Lots of yhing we have not yet so respect that

John McCann
Community Member
5 years ago

I say fair play to the woman, if that rocks her boat fair enough, each to their own. Who am I or ANYONE else to judge what anyone does with their time and money!!!

Manoj Varughese
Community Member
5 years ago

attention grab

Nayla Asmar
Community Member
5 years ago

Did she make any contact with governments of these countries to present her peace project(s)other than counting visits to countries?

Sanket Chavan
Community Member
5 years ago

Funny almost she is spoiling the beauty Of travel

Chez Watts
Community Member
5 years ago

Too bad there's more than 196... The United Nations are not the world. There's 325 documented countries, states and territories of the world... And to have basically grubbed the money from "sponsors" fuck off.

Danny Brooklyn
Community Member
5 years ago

I think that isn't worth reading. If we all had someone to sponsor us, who would turn this chance down? I'd have admired her if the money she's spending was from her pocket.

Jeanette Mendoza
Community Member
5 years ago

Her trips were sponsored to be the Ambassador for Peace... would have been impressed if pictures were showing what she is supposed to stand for...

Isaac Pulamte
Community Member
5 years ago

How about North Korea? Her map isn't crossing to that direction...

JustRoz
Community Member
5 years ago

Didn't know that there wa s a "Country" with the named Palestine

Marcos Zamarripa
Community Member
5 years ago

I want ONU sponsor my travels to become a peace tourist! :P

Godspeed
Community Member
5 years ago

What if the post was about a "Middle aged, fat, bald man with poor hygiene and some minor facial spots, travels the whole world to promote peace". Will it be an article, posted and shared?

Naveed Paracha
Community Member
5 years ago

Majority of the countries listed provide 'Visa on arrival'. For people like myself, We need a visa to travel everywhere and thats soo NOT easy. Also, that cash? That could have been better utilized elsewhere by perhaps feeding the poor, perhaps?

Kasra Hamidi
Community Member
5 years ago

She's got sponsors for it. And she wont be the first doing it. A little research?!

Shannon Knight
Community Member
5 years ago

I think I would have rather done this then stay in our country during the last two years of media BS for our election and campaigning. Turning off the noise of MEDIA campaign smearing etc. YOU GO GIRL!!!! ENJOY LIFE because no days are promised. Ignore the pettiness and live your dreams!!!

EmanuElla Ricci
Community Member
5 years ago

'Female'????? Gfy whoever posted this u male subspecies fuck.

Myster Xklusiv
Community Member
5 years ago

......almost had you guys there......looks as tho there are some left with some sense.....on to phase X of Operation American Dumdown.....hire Trump for President

Lizzie MacPherson
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5 years ago

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/perspectives/audrey-walsworth-led-by-curiosity-only-woman-to-visit-every/article_e1422aa0-d561-11e2-a446-001a4bcf6878.html

Angela Bharrat
Community Member
5 years ago

Did she come Guyana if not I will love to meet her

Hand Tutweh
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5 years ago

i have 196 too

BEELAB Estudio de Diseño
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5 years ago

Good project, need to work on the pictures :)

m0n1
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5 years ago

Yeah...not the first. But maybe the fastest. http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/09/16/audrey-walsworth-first-woman-visit-every-country-world

m0n1
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5 years ago

Yeah, not the first woman. Maybe the fastest. http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/09/16/audrey-walsworth-first-woman-visit-every-country-world

scrooge10
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't want to be an arrogant. If I had a sponsor paying my expenses and arranging my visas, I could easily do that. I cannot find anything difficult if everything is pre-paid.

Yvonne Newman
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5 years ago

Her 'traveling' is typical of her generation. In and out, no connection, post it on social media and expect to be famous for it.

Joe Snyder
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5 years ago

Is there any pictures of her with Somalian pirates or just hanging in North Korea?

Maria Tugara
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5 years ago

Not yet in Tanzania

Simone Kay
Community Member
5 years ago

I think this is a brilliant story. Cassandra if you are reding this... then please ignore the terrible ignorant and jeaous comments from some of those below. They are just pond life that havent got the courage to do something for them selves. Cassandra id love the opportunity to do an online interview with you if you get the chance please pm me to arrange this. Thank you and good luck in the remainder 40 countries you still have left to visit. xx

Simone Kay
Community Member
5 years ago

The jealousy of the comments below is just typical of narrowminded "going nowhere" single cell amoebas that find it so easy to slag someone off. Ive noticed over the years that WOMEN are evil to OTHER WOMEN. Quit the bitching- get off your ases and do something Positive instead of bitching about some girl who has set out to achieve her passions. BTW CASSANDRA if you are reading this then feel free to drop me a pm - Id love to interview you via internet. xx Good luck in the remainder countries that you are visiting.

cheng chan
Community Member
5 years ago

Ofcourse she gt a lot of money. She can travel everywhere she want to go...its Nice! but totally preferred to build a foundation to help child in africa, and everywhere in this world. And to the poor people.

cheng chan
Community Member
5 years ago

Thats the power of money! Of course she gt a lot of money she can travel anywhere.. It would be appreciated if she build a foundation to help child in africa, and everywhere in this world...helping poor people.

abey sahile
Community Member
5 years ago

She Is Very Lucky I Am Also So Intersting To Visit More Country's I Visited Only U.A.E If I Gote Sponsour I Want Visit More 1 Or Two Countrys jahpeaces@gmail.com

abey sahile
Community Member
5 years ago

I am also so intersting to visit more countrys but i visited only u.a.e if i gote sponsour i want visit other one or two countrys jahpeaces at gmail.com

Jenni Jones
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5 years ago

Melissa Smith your cat/ferret is an idiot.

Mayank Kanodia
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5 years ago

I dont believe that a country is explored or termed "visited" unless you travel the length and breadth of it. As an example, I wouldnt say you have travelled Russia just by being to Moscow, There are other diverse cities that brings up complete picture of a country's culture. Visiting a country just to check it off, or have a presence of immigration stamp in passport shouldnt be the objective. I have been in the states for 4 years, after doing cross country drives twice, I see something new about this beautiful country.

Jakob Mark
Community Member
5 years ago

Nice for her. I'd be more impressed if she travelled without planes on a shoestring budget, like this guy, though: http://www.onceuponasaga.dk/

Marcelo Menezes
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5 years ago

just a stupid record, wouldnt call her a traveller, plus would never say she know any of those countries.. but YEAH, any amazing record . Congrats

Phoebe Huang
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5 years ago

not too impressed she just a leisure traveller and gets all the sponsors because she try to break a silly record ! while all the money can go to better causes like poverty, refugee and empowerment

Phoebe Huang
Community Member
5 years ago

shit all that money can go to help the world of poverty and refugee people want to travel for leisure should fork the money out of their own pocket !

A A Ron Falzon
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5 years ago

Who cares about the fastest. She is doing it for the numbers. I wonder how long she stays in every country and how much she experiences. To me it's a publicity stunt!

Igor Udošić
Community Member
5 years ago

Di si bila 91'?

Nils Eriksson
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5 years ago

Great! Would love to do that. Sponsors! Just contact me. But I dont see a camera on the photo :) but a heavy computer

Timothy Skomski
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5 years ago

Amazing !! -----That Cassandra woman !

Lorraine Rallof
Community Member
5 years ago

Smart Lady !!

Crystal Román
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5 years ago

So she spends like 2 days in a country? No offense but I don't envy that. I do want to visit every country but I want ample time to explore. I guess (according to this article) I could count every layover I've had or cities in between my travels to visit a city by road can be counted as "visited", but I don't because I lacked adequate time for experiences. Not impressed. Imay be wrong she may have stayed for way longer than 2 days, but according to my calculations she has 40days to travel to 15 countries and if this is any inclination to her previous trips then yeah only 2days.

Crystal Román
Community Member
5 years ago

So she spends like 2 days in a country? No offense but I don't envy that. I do want to visit every country but I want ample time to explore. If I didn't then I could count evry layover I've had or road trips to visit a city I can count the cities I had to drive to, but I don't cuz I lacked adequate time for experinces.

David Herz
Community Member
5 years ago

In a way this is nice, she's an ambassador for peace, and in a way this is another example of the mindless exhibitionism that our Guinness (the book, not the pint) mentality pushes us to. Can you really 'see' all those countries in so short a time? What you are doing is seeing yourself see those countries because the only thing that is of interest to her is being there and leaving to the next destination, to gosh, break the record. I hope the +$200K will bring some useful returns. Otherwise, what self- indulgence.

shinitaru
Community Member
5 years ago

How exactly is she promoting peace? All I see are a bunch of exotic selfies. Must be nice to be pretty so that people will sponsor your trip around the world.

Hachi Ko
Community Member
5 years ago

I think that people are assuming the goal is noble when the goal is clearly to set a Guiness world record and pump up a social media account with selfies. I won't villify the woman, but i do see this for what it is... a publicity stunt. There is no purpose other than to visit the countries as quickly as possible. It is what it is. I visited over 170 countries in my lifetime and I doubt I'll hit 171. It kind of happened by accident... I just enjoy traveling. Maybe stories like this will at least encourage some other people to travel for a better reason.

Diana South
Community Member
5 years ago

How did she get this gig, and what makes her an advocate for peace?

Jamall Anderson
Community Member
5 years ago

Sponsors...

Ajda Boksic Filipovic
Community Member
5 years ago

One of the shittiest projects lately..

Ajda Boksic Filipovic
Community Member
5 years ago

Meh..

Bella Isabella
Community Member
5 years ago

good trip

Jaime Moore
Community Member
5 years ago

Love this!! You go girl! Don't listen to the haters cuz they're mad they're not able to do! I've been to 47 and still going:). Love love to travel. And the animals are fine people!! Seriously, SMH!!

Janet Devins
Community Member
5 years ago

Amazing as it is to have "been" to so many places, I too feel that by just stepping into a place hardly registers as to having experienced it. I personally always try to spend enough time in one place to do it justice. Having said that, there are places far too vast to conquer even in a couple of months.

Joe Charles
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh look, another attention whore who is incapable of doing anything "cool" without broadcasting it so as to show off to the world how cool she is. Also, visiting all of these countries with such speed is about as useless as those speed hikers who do things like hike the entire Appalachian Trail in a month-and-a-half.

Gary McMichael
Community Member
5 years ago

All the negative commenting here boils down to one thing - poor Cassandra is just too damn good-looking. If she refused makeup, had bad skin, flat chest, and hadn't washed her hair since the trip started, the reviews would be glowing. Feminists can't have attractive women getting positive attention now can they?

Matthew Yim
Community Member
5 years ago

Anyone else notice the really obvious photoshop in one of the pictures?

Mary Carney
Community Member
5 years ago

Good luck with North Korea...

Andrew Wright
Community Member
5 years ago

Good to see you've done your research, in 2009, Audrey Walsworth of Marceline joined the ranks of firsts by attaining the status of the only woman to visit every country in the world.

Stephanie Samson
Community Member
5 years ago

She's lucky someone else is footing the bill without her having to do much to deserve it. I would love to visit all these places but have never had the time or money so how did she manage it?

Mary Joy Stodomingo
Community Member
5 years ago

I CAN TRAVEL THE WHOLE WORD WITH THE POERSON I LOVE THE MOST HAHA❤

J Higdon
Community Member
5 years ago

Audrey Walsworth may dispute this article. http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/perspectives/audrey-walsworth-led-by-curiosity-only-woman-to-visit-every/article_e1422aa0-d561-11e2-a446-001a4bcf6878.html

Tish Kondylis
Community Member
5 years ago

I think she's clever, brave and so out of the box to challenge travel and enjoy herself at the same time. An exploration like this takes courage, perseverance and loads of spontaneity and intuition-you go girl break the record and live the ultimate dream, seeing the world and experiencing world cultures through sheer grit and positive joy - good luck 💛

Susannah Williams
Community Member
5 years ago

Why spend 200,000 on one person, not for Medical treatment but for a holiday,when it can save thousands of lives of people who could never..

Taylor Fallon
Community Member
5 years ago

Your title is inaccurate. My mother visited all 196 countries over a five year period. She finished her journey in May 2014. This woman is not the first female to visit every country on earth.

Adam Goss
Community Member
5 years ago

How is she gonna visit North Korea??

Emz Fish
Community Member
5 years ago

Must be nice to have money to be able to do that. And have we lost some countries? Though there was over 200?

Bobby Mendez
Community Member
5 years ago

For me, these photos are crying : "Look at all the money my parents are giving me for breaking a record without no real goal". So stupid...

Reme Zak
Community Member
5 years ago

I think she could travel because she has this passport, American passport.promoting peace..with a passport symbol of a bully country..who sponsored this self promoting agenda in the name of peace! It would carry more honor if it was a photo shoot contest to some magazine for whities. Not a racist but perhaps the sponsors are. I am jealous of the ability to travel without the hassles of visa and security checks..as long as there is a favored passport than another, world peace is a la la land!

Jack Holmes
Community Member
5 years ago

gee, an awful lot of dismissals/complaints from stay-homers.

Ron Faris
Community Member
5 years ago

would you like a companion?

David G Short
Community Member
5 years ago

It is a wonders world we live in, If I had one wish that would be to see my world from North to South and East to West and all that's in between. Here is a little wonders pic. of where I am from in Newfoundland of a brook at Deep Bight. I hope you like the picture. Brook-at-D...18e4a7.jpg Brook-at-Deep-Bight-582765718e4a7.jpg

Oleg Kessman
Community Member
5 years ago

I think it's great, but we live in a culture where it seems to be more important to check things off a list rather than experience them fully. One cannot do this this quickly. But it's a neat feat!

johann schmidt
Community Member
5 years ago

Hey, does anyone know where this place beneath the "Her amazing journey is called Expedition196" is? It's amazing

johann schmidt
Community Member
5 years ago

Hey, does anybody know where this place beneath the "Her amazing journey is called Expedition196" is? It's beautiful

Nasio Richardson
Community Member
5 years ago

What a croc of shit, she surely didn't travel to all countries, publicity at it's best, shut up get a real job and help countries in need.

Tyral Dal
Community Member
5 years ago

If only I was an attractive white girl so I could get sponsorship like this. Fb: lost aussie

Serene Aandahl
Community Member
5 years ago

Congrats to this young woman! But she is not the first. My mother Shesh Aandahl completed her journey traveling to every country in the world in May 2014. Yes, every single country. Shesh did not have social media so her amazing accomplishment did not get attention outside her family and friends.

Rudiger Smith
Community Member
5 years ago

"Visited"? If you can call it that.....I've been to only 30 countries but I stay in each one and have for sure seen more in those 30 than she has flying through 181....

Barbulescu Marius
Community Member
5 years ago

lol lame. this is not traveling, nor she can be called a 'peace ambassador' . it's just a girl who runs through countries to get attention and money. and the record. not sure why somebody would sponsor her. she's not connecting to anything, just to the airports maybe.

Kara Riffe-Styer
Community Member
5 years ago

She actually isn't the first

Kara Riffe-Styer
Community Member
5 years ago

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/perspectives/audrey-walsworth-led-by-curiosity-only-woman-to-visit-every/article_e1422aa0-d561-11e2-a446-001a4bcf6878.html

Arun Stalin
Community Member
5 years ago

Anyone can do this if someone covers our expenses😁

Steven Charlton
Community Member
5 years ago

She hasn't been to every country in the world because the map shows she didn't go to either Scotland or Wales!!!

Vindi Ds
Community Member
5 years ago

She has been sponsored to travel.....If someone sponsors me to travel around the world giving me free tickets / flights, free food, lodging etc., I would jump to it and travel too.....Who wouldn't ????!!! The greatness is to travel with your own money......

alriz deligencia
Community Member
5 years ago

She been inside North Korea?

alriz deligencia
Community Member
5 years ago

She visit inside North korea?

Betty Saragih
Community Member
5 years ago

I think it's a bit stupid. Trying to get off plane, get a chop in her passport and catch the next plane? When immigration officer asked the question of "what's the purpose of your visit : business or pleasure?". What would she say honestly? Wasting time, energy and money. I'm not impressed at all.

Irene Ingadóttir
Community Member
5 years ago

Lucky girl. She has seen the world, exactly what I would like to do if I could afford it. Any sponsors? Please make me see the whole world too.

Emielke Borst
Community Member
5 years ago

Seems very shallow way of doing it. I wish I could be sponsored to travel the world but I'd like to spend at least 3 months in each country and do it over 50 years.

Jim Flannery
Community Member
5 years ago

now there's some one with too much money and time on there hands , geezz

Michael Wardell
Community Member
5 years ago

It must be nice. When it's someone else's dime it's always a great trip.

Jin How
Community Member
5 years ago

I'd say, seeing the world is more fun slowly. You learn about the culture, try the food, make friends with locals :D with a few countries every year, you can look forward to many more years of travel. Well good for her that it's free, if it's for the record and promoting "peace" anyway. To each his own! :)

Jin How
Community Member
5 years ago

I think that she's lucky to have experienced so much, but I hope she's genuinely having fun! I prefer to travel slow, like a few countries every year. That way, there'll be a lot to look forward to for years to come.

Annika Keisu
Community Member
5 years ago

Well, some are lucky :) Easy to travel when someone else is paying for it...

Valentin Ivanov
Community Member
5 years ago

Last stop - islamic state ;)

Darth Infinity
Community Member
5 years ago

Antarctica?

Darth Infinity
Community Member
5 years ago

Antartica?

Rachel Taft
Community Member
5 years ago

Um... this woman did that in 2009... http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/perspectives/audrey-walsworth-led-by-curiosity-only-woman-to-visit-every/article_e1422aa0-d561-11e2-a446-001a4bcf6878.html

Anne-Katrien Geerts
Community Member
5 years ago

Privileged beautiful white cis woman travels World funded by donors ... Yea very impressive ... How will her visiting Syria bring peace to Syria? How will her visiting Saudi Arabia change anything? Will they suddenly stop using child soldiers in Africa because some white, blond haired American girl visited their country? Is Russia suddenly going to stop demonizing and persecuting LGBT people because she visited Moscow? Does her traveling around the World change the fact that you guys elected Trump to the White House (not you specifically but the American people in general)? No, it won't change anything. So why do her donors pay her 200.000 for a fake quest of peace if you can't even avoid Trump getting elected President to the most powerful country of the World, which even HOURS after the results came in, resulted in violent attacks on people of color, LGBT people, people with different religions, etc ...

Maria Borisova
Community Member
5 years ago

well maybe she`s just not educated enough and has good intentions, but i`m still disgusted by anyone abusing or supporting animal abuse

Maria Mariani
Community Member
5 years ago

SPOILED RICH BRAT GETS TO TRAVEL THE WORLD. SEEMS LIKE OLD NEWS TO ME, I AM PRETTY SURE HER 'SPONSORS WERE EITHER DADDY AND MOMMY RICHIE RICH OR SUGAR DADDY. PLEASE, THERE IS NOTHING HEROIC OR IMPRESSIVE ABOUT THIS GIRL. NO RESPONSIBILITIES, NO RENT TO PAY? NO PEOPLE OR FAMILY MEMBERS TO CARE FOR? PLEASE SIGN ME UP AND GIVE ME THE NAME OF HER "SPONSORS; PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE