We’d be impressed if someone travelled to 50 states. We’d be super impressed if they travelled to 100. But if they travelled to every single nation on the planet, and became the first documented female, most youthful American, AND quickest voyager to visit all 196 states on the planet….nicely, that would leave us rather amazed really.
But that’s exactly what Cassandra De Pecol is doing. The 27-year old from Connecticut has already seen 181 states since July 2015, and with just 15 countries remaining and 40 days to go, she’s well on course to break the Guinness World Record for the quickest man to travel to all Sovereign States (plus an additional 11 countries). Her amazing journey is called Expedition196, and she’s travelling as an Ambassador for Peace. We can at least follow her inspirational journey via Instagram, although we might be unable to follow in her footsteps. Go Cassandra!
Ever needed to travel to every nation on earth?
Well, that ’s just what Cassandra De Pecol is doing!
Her astonishing journey is called Expedition196
She started off in July 2015 back in Palau
And she visited with 181 states since then
She’s expecting to become the first girl that is certificated to travel to all 196 nations
Cassandra just has 15 more to see in the next 40 days
If she does it she’ll break the Guinness World Record for the quickest person to travel to all Sovereign States
She’s traveling as an Ambassador for Peace Through Tourism on behalf of the International Institute for Peace
The excursion has cost almost $200,000 so far, but the costs cover are covered
She also uses her Instagram in exchange for free lodging as a platform for advertisements
She’s only 27 but she seen more than most will see in a lifetime
And skiing in the mountains of Colorado
To relaxing on the beach in Kiribati
And taking in exquisite sights like this view of Mostar Bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cassandra doesn’t go anywhere without her camera
And her map of course!