This Girl Is 15 Countries Away From Becoming The 1st Woman To Visit Every Nation In The WORLD


What would you say to someone, who is on a mission to visit and see all of the 196 countries, in the entire WORLD!? “Get outta here”. Well, I would have said the same but not after this! Meet, Cassandra De Pecol, an American who has pledged herself to become a ‘Global Citizen’. The 27-year old woman is out living her dream and simultaneously setting a Guinness World record for the youngest-fastest-woman to travel to all of the sovereign nations including Taiwan, Kosovo and Palestine.

The adventure junkie has been on the ‘Expedition 196‘ since July of 2015 and has already ticked off 181 countries from her list. All, while she was advocating global and world peace as the Ambassador of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism. Gawk at the pictures to believe!

1.It all started from here



2. Breaking the tides!



3. With the royal cat


4. On the sand, by the shore


5. Rowing her way out


6. In the lover’s paradise

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#Paris was blessed with a delicate, crested moon amidst a tenderly pained sky tonight as the people below observed its magnificence in silence. The streets were quiet and the people, humble. Amid the tragedy and heartbreak, everyones humanity, kindness, and unity towards one another was clear. We're all connected, we all stand together; despite religion, political stance, nationality, age or gender. Not a word has to be said when looking into the eyes of those who have endured such heartache. Their compassion shines though and there is a mutual feeling of respect. It's a friendship that has no borders and involves no words, only understanding. Paris and France as a whole, you're in my heart, you're in my thoughts. ❤️🇫🇷❤️ • • • #Expedition196 #Peace #Solidarité

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7. Winter wonderland, indeed!


8. Essential life-hacks!


9. “Late and a little drunk”


10. Stories of sunshine


11. The desert queen


12. Atop the hill, at peace


13. Relics of the ruins


14. Take 10!


15. Isles to mind


16. Prayers at a pilgrimage

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After a 1 hour and 15 minute fast paced uphill trek, I arrived at Paro Taktsang. The pilgrimage was like something out of Avatar, a dream to trek, through low hanging clouds with a harrowing drop at any given moment on either side. Prayer flags swayed through the pines, prayer wheels spinning in the breeze, and tsa-tsas (ashes of the dead) wedged between crevices of stone. Passing over a bridge and waterfall and up the last flight of stairs, I entered one of the chambers where I was completely alone. Tip-toeing past the glowing butter candles and sacred relics, I kneeled on a rug, cracked open an aged window and rested my head on the windowsill to reflect and admire the massive 2,000ft plunge into the vast Himalayan valley below, as clouds swiftly passed. Without my phone or camera equipment, I was able to consciously enjoy this moment in peace. 🏔 • • • #expedition196 #everycountryintheworld

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17. Out in the wild


18. Bruised passports

Overdose of #travelgoals, that’s what this is. May you tick all 196 off, Casssandra. And soon!

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