This 27-year-old wants to Be the Fastest Woman to Visit Every Country on Earth
This 27-year-old wants to be the fastest woman to visit every country on earth!
So far, this 27-year-old has been to 186 of the 196 countries she intends to visit.
In just a month, Cassie De Pecol, predicts that she will visit every single one of the 196 sovereign nations in the world.
When did all started?
She was just a girl with a dream, but decided to go for it and on July 2015 Cassie De Pecol flew to the sovereign nation of Palau.
“Since school, I’ve had this desire to visit every country in the world, intrigued to learn more about every culture, natural habitat, and religion,” she explained.
What is she trying to do?
This true adventurer is trying to reach her goal as being the fastest woman to visit every country on earth and break a Guinness World Record by doing it.
So far she filled up four passports and in addition to visit the world in record time, she also tries to promote peace through sustainable tourism.
Why she travels around the world?
Cassie calls herself the “chief explorer” of Expedition 196, the project she started when first decided to travel around the world, which is a journey around the world in record time for world peace.
What is she doing there?
She is also an ambassador for the International Institute of Peace Through Tourism and is collecting water samples for Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.
On top of that, she’s making a documentary about her trip, too.
“I personally love finding new, inspiring things, places, culture, environments in countries around the world that are in need of tourism,” says De Pecol.
How did she manage to pay all of those expenses?
It is simple, her expedition cost her more than $200,000, which has been founded with donations from sponsors like Clif Bar and Eagle Creek, as well as eco-hotels, of course in exchange for promotion on her Instagram.
“Somedays I’m so tired, having had four hours of sleep total that week, and I might feel sick or emotional, but I know that if I don’t muster up the physical and mental strength to keep going, I’ll fall behind. And that’s not an option,” says Cassie De Pecol
She spends two to five days in each country, visiting schools and meeting with tourism leaders.
“I choose to live my life in a unique way. To live an iconic, low key lifestyle where I do what I want, when I want, and inspire those along the way,” she explains.
“My plans are constantly changing on a daily basis based on visas, meetings, whether I’d like to stay longer or shorter in a country, or whether I’m run down and need a break,” says De Pecol.
So far De Pecol’s expedition has seen her tour an underground city in Iran, practiced Krav Maga in Singapore and hike up a mountain in Kazakhstan.
We are eager to hear if she is going to succeed and break the record or not. What do you think?