- She has reached all 193 sovereign nations within 18 months and 26 days.
- Her journey cost her almost $200,000. She has received financial help from sponsors.
- Cassie is also an author, speaker, philanthropist, AND an Ironman athlete!
When most of us could only dream of taking vacations at least twice a year, there are those who have made traveling their life. Now there are lots of travelers roaming all over the world, but only one (so far) has made the distinction of being the first woman to to visit EVERY COUNTRY ON EARTH…and she’s just 27 years old!
Cassandra de Pecol, who’s from Connecticut, started her globe-trotting only in July 24, 2015. By February 2, 2017, Cassie has already treaded all 193 sovereign nations.
She managed to accomplish this jaw-dropping feat within 18 months and 26 days.
This earned her a title at the Guinness Book of World Records. Interestingly, it only took her half the time to achieve it compared to the previous world record holder.
She was also hailed in Time magazine’s Female First as one of the “Women Leaders Who Changed the World.”
The adventure wasn’t just pure leisure for Cassie. She traveled as a Peace Ambassador for International Institute for Peace Through Tourism.
Her journey was chronicled as Expedition 196.
The amazing trip around the world cost her almost $200,000 bur fortunately, sponsors financed her travels.
Cassie also used her Instagram account for advertising in exchange for free accommodations.
Everyone has their favorite places in the world, especially Cassie, who has seen so much. She mentions Antartica, Oman, Iceland, Mongolia, Bhutan, Peru, Pakistan, and Maldives as some of her most memorable places.
Cassie in Pakistan
Cassie in Bhutan
What’s even more amazing is that Cassie is a solo traveler. She’s also an author, speaker, philanthropist, AND an Ironman athlete!
You would think that after her amazing accomplishment, Cassie would just chill and relax, but she just keeps on pushing. After her journey, she founded “Her International,” a female-driven organization.
She also worked on several initiatives for the environment. Plus she has collaborated with a number of the biggest brands in the globe.
Holland Now Has No Street Dogs, Becomes the First Country to Accomplish It
Stray dog population in the country is now down to zero.
- Dog ownership became popular in Holland since the 19th century, but a lot of these owners eventually abandoned their pets due to rabies outbreaks.
- Holland solved the problem by implementing a massive sterilization program and introducing laws to protect animal welfare.
- Strays have become non-existent as 90 percent of residents in Holland now has dogs.
Church in San Francisco Lets Homeless People Sleep Inside Overnight
Blankets are provided and no one gets turned away.
- The initiative is part of the Gubbio Project and started by Father Louis Vitale and community activist Shelly Roder.
- The church lets people sleep on the pews and provides them with blankets as well.
- Since the project started, no guest has been turned away or kicked out when other worshipers came into the church.
‘The Parable of the Oranges’ Explains Why Some Employees Are Better Than Others
This is why some new employees get promoted faster.
How would you feel if you've been working hard as an employee for years and then someone new gets the much-coveted promotion? Would it sting? Would it feel unfair? We won't blame you if you feel that way.