She’s 27 And She’s On Her Way To Set Record Of Being The Fastest Woman To Travel The Entire World

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6:18 pm 12 Nov, 2016

196 countries.

17 months. 

A 27-year-old female traveler. 




Cassie De Pecol is all set to become the fastest woman to travel the globe covering 196 countries in a matter of almost 17 months. Starting from July 2015, Cassie has up until now covered 181 countries and with 40 days to go, she only has 15 countries remaining to let her feature in the Guinness Book of Records. Her awesome journey is called Expedition 196 and she’s traveling as an Ambassador for Peace on behalf of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism.



Cassie has spent around £160,000 so far, which includes 254 flight tickets. However, much of her trip is funded through sponsors. She obtains a lot of free accommodation in exchange for social media posts. Her brilliant following on Instagram with 164k followers explains that.


Spending two to five days in a place, Pecol is documenting her entire journey which will be later made into a documentary film showcasing her awe-inspiring journey.


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A photo posted by ᶜᴬˢˢᴬᴺᴰᴿᴬ ᴰᴱ ᴾᴱᶜᴼᴸ (@expedition_196) on


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

“For the better part of my late teens and early twenties, I travelled. After having completed three and a half years of college, I booked a one-way ticket and travelled across four continents and 26 countries.”




Planning to keep travelling around and inspiring people, Cassie’s expedition has not barred any of the disputed lands such as Taiwan and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.


But as soon as Cassie is done with this expedition, she plans to  rent a cabin in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada and marvel at her journey.


And while we all may knead dreams, it’s people like Cassie de Pecol who inspire people to believe in these dreams to come true. One big shout out to this woman who will take away the record from 33-year-old Graham Hughes who had completed the challenge in four years.


Follow her on Instagram and follow her expedition journey on Expedition196.

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