27-Year-Old Woman To Become The First Female To Visit Every Country on Earth

- Advertisement -

Cassandra De Pecol from Connecticut is about to 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 has cost almost $200,000 so far. Luckily for her, the costs are covered by sponsors who support her mission.

You see, Cassandra is not just traveling for the sake of wanderlust – the 27-year-old is traveling as an Ambassador for Peace on behalf of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism. She gives lectures in universities around the world where she discusses responsible tourism and economics. Cassandra started off in Palau back in July 2015 and she’s already visited 181 countries since then. She only has 15 more to visit in the next 40 days and her Instagram account would make every aspiring traveler jealous. However, things were not so easy at first.

Cassandra started traveling the world with only $2,000 to her name back in 2009 when she was just 19 years old. The adventurous woman had to sweep floors, serve tables and plant seeds to be able to feed her wanderlust as she traveled across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia with her brother. She visited roughly 25 countries over the span of about 2 years but it wasn’t enough. Several years later, on her 25th birthday, Cassandra realized that her life goal was to become the first person to travel the world in a record time. It felt scary at first but Cassandra was determined. 15 months later, she’s about to break the record.

Cassandra De Pecol from Connecticut is about to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest person to travel to all 196 countries

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-1

Cassandra started off in Palau back in July 2015 and she’s already visited 181 countries since then

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-4

Her journey is called Expedition196 and has cost almost $200,000 so far

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-2

The costs are covered by sponsors who support her mission

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-13

She often uses her Instagram to showcase businesses in exchange for accommodation

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-19

The 27-year-old is traveling as an Ambassador for Peace on behalf of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-3

She gives lectures in universities around the world where she discusses responsible tourism and economics

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-21

Cassandra only has 15 more to visit in the next 40 days and her Instagram account would make every aspiring traveler jealous

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-7

However things were not so easy at first

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-18

Cassandra started travelling with only $2,000 to her name back in 2009 when she was only 19 years old

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-5

Adventurous woman had to sweep floors, serve tables and plant seeds to be able to be able to feed her wanderlust

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-9

She visited roughly 25 countries over the span of about 2 years but it wasn’t enough

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-8

Several years later, on her 25th birthday, Cassandra realized that her lifegoal was to become the first person to travel the world in a record time

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-6

It felt scary at first but Cassandra was determined

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-20

“Thinking back to when the idea came about, I had to face several main fears of mine, the most prominent being death,” Cassandra writes on Instagram

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-11

“The thought of maybe dying on this trip, since the risks, I was told, of traveling as a female alone would be “very high”

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-12

“If you choose to face the inevitable consequences of death, your mind has already made room for the freedom and choice to devote every ounce of yourself towards making that dream happen”

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-14

“As soon as you accept the consequences of fear, failure, and death, there will be no other option, no other choice than to motivate yourself, devote yourself, every ounce of yourself, to persevere towards succeeding in your personal life’s quest that you set out for yourself”

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-15

Now Cassandra has 15 countries left and less than 40 days to go

woman-travels-world-cassandra-de-pecol-17

Be sure to follow her on Instagram to see how it goes!