We would be impressed if someone visited fifty different nations. We would be amazed if they were to go to the year 100. But if they went to every country in the world and became the first documented female, youngest American, and fastest traveler to visit all 196 countries on the planet, then that would certainly leave us in a state of utter amazement.
But Cassandra De Pecol acts similarly. The 27-year-old Connecticut native has traveled to 181 countries since July 2015. She has 40 days left before attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest person to visit every sovereign state, which now stands at 15 countries. She is an ambassador for peace for the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism, which is funding Expedition196, her amazing voyage. Even while we might not be able to match her success, we can follow her as she sets out on her instructive adventure on Instagram.