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

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?

Ever needed to travel to every nation on earth?

Well, that ’s just what Cassandra De Pecol is doing!

Well, that ’s just what Cassandra De Pecol is doing!

Her astonishing journey is called Expedition196

Her astonishing journey is called Expedition196

She started off in July 2015 back in Palau

She started off in July 2015 back in Palau

And she visited with 181 states since then

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

She’s only 27 but she seen more than most will see in a lifetime

And skiing in the mountains of Colorado

And skiing in the mountains of Colorado

To relaxing on the beach in Kiribati

To relaxing on the beach in Kiribati

And taking in exquisite sights like this view of Mostar Bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina

And taking in exquisite sights like this view of Mostar Bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cassandra doesn’t go anywhere without her camera

Cassandra doesn’t go anywhere without her camera

And her map of course!

And her map of course!

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