Cassandra De Pecol isn’t your ordinary traveler.
In fact, this 27-year-old woman from Connecticut is set to become the first documented female to have visited all 196 countries across the planet. Pretty amazing, huh?
Well what’s even more impressive about this is that Cassandra will hold the title of being the youngest American and fastest traveler to have accomplished the feat.
Since July 2015, Cassandra has already visited 181 countries. She has 15 more countries to visit in the next 40 days before she can break the Guinness World Record for the fastest person to travel to all Sovereign States plus an additional 11 countries.
Her journey is called Expedition196 and she is traveling as an Ambassador for Peace on behalf of International Institute for Peace Through Tourism.
27-year-old Cassandra De Pecol of Connecticut is set to be the first woman to visit all countries in the world.
She started her travels in July 2015. Palau was the first country she visited.
So far, she has already visited 181 countries.
She travels the world as an Ambassador for Peace on behalf of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism.
Her inspiring journey is called Expedition196.
To break the current world record, she has to travel 15 more countries in the next 40 days.
If Cassandra makes hits her goal, she’ll be the fastest person to travel to all Sovereign States.
Sponsors are helping cover for the expenses. So far, it has cost about $200,000.
Cassandra also gets free accommodation by using her Instagram for advertising purposes.
Of course, she never goes anywhere without her ‘tools’ for the job.
Go show her some love!
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