It’s everyone’s dream to travel the world and get paid to do it. Sounds like a fun experience—until you run out of savings midway through.After a year and a half of planning, Cassie De Pecol, a 27-year-old from Connecticut, embarked on a journey to become the fastest person to visit every single country in the world.
If someone traveled to 50 countries, we’d be impressed. If they traveled to 100 we’d be super impressed. But if they traveled to every single country in the world, and became the first documented female, youngest American, AND fastest traveler to visit all 196 countries on the planet….well, that would leave us pretty amazed indeed.
Her amazing journey is called Expedition196
And she’s already visited 181 countries since then
She’s hoping to become the first documented woman to travel to all 196 countries.
If she does it she’ll break the Guinness World Record for the fastest person to travel to all Sovereign States.
She’s traveling as an Ambassador for Peace on behalf of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism.
The trip has cost almost $200,000 so far but the costs are covered by sponsors.
She also uses her Instagram as a platform for advertising in exchange for free accommodation.
From meeting lion cubs
And skiing in the mountains of Colorado
And taking in beautiful sights like this view of Mostar bridge in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cassandra doesn’t go anywhere without her camera.
And her map of course!