This 27-Year-Old Is About To Become The First Woman To Travel All 196 CountriesBy Micheala Sosby | November 15, 2016
Cassandra De Pecol is from Washington, Connecticut, and she has just a handful of countries left to visit. She's calling her trip Expedition 196, and she's representing the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism. The organization believes tourism can inspire global peace and that every traveler is a potential ambassador for peace.
Get ready for some unbearable wanderlust and Instagram envy.
"The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience". -Emily Dickinson • • • Back in Iceland at the #BlueLagoon! 5 years ago I was here and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a perfect place to come and explore while you're waiting for your flight out of #Reykjavik. The sun rose at 11:30am and set at 3:30 💙🇮🇸💙 • • • #Expedition196 #PeaceThroughTourism #EveryCountryInTheWorld #Iceland
In Sidi Bou Said there's only one restaurant that is permitted to sell alcohol, which was actually refreshing to know. This little cafe was my favorite because it served fresh squeezed juices instead and as the morning wore on, it became a hustling place filled with locals, which I enjoyed. 😎🍌😎 • • • “The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” - Shirley MacLaine • • • #Expedition196 #PeaceThroughTourism #EveryCountryInTheWorld #Tunisia #Rejuvenated
All this looks pretty expensive, right? Her round-the-world excursion costs about $200,000, but she's gotten plenty of sponsors to finance her travels.
Treated myself to a €5 Euro ring in #Santorini that apparently has a piece of volcanic rock embedded into it. When I was in Santorini 5 years ago I remember seeing such gorgeous rings here but couldn't afford one (even for 5 euros) but I got me one this time! #Splurge Goes well with my @dogearedjewelry compass necklace which I am so in love with ❣ • • • #Expedition196 #PeaceThroughTourism #EveryCountryInTheWorld #Greece #TravelGems #Dogeared
She told The Daily Mail that she's "had this desire to visit every country in the world, intrigued to learn more about every culture, natural habitat and religion."