This 27-Year-Old Woman Just Becomes First Female to Visit All 196 Countries on Earth

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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.

That's exactly what Cassandra De Pecol is doing. The 27-year-old from Connecticut has already visited 181 countries since July 2015, and with only 15 countries remaining and 40 days to go, she's well on course to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest person to travel to all Sovereign States (plus an additional 11 countries).

Her amazing journey is called Expedition196 and she's traveling as an Ambassador for Peace on behalf of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism.

She writes on the blog of her expedition website:

"As a young woman, I'd always dreamed to travel to as many countries as possible and make our world a better place. It bothered me though, that I could never figure out how to ignite this inner fire and make it happen."

Although the trip has cost an estimated $200,000 dollars so far, it has been almost entirely funded by sponsors.

And her map of course!

We might not be able to follow in her footsteps, but we can at least follow her inspirational journey via Instagram. Go Cassandra!

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