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This Woman Will Become The First Female To Travel Every Country On Earth

PIC BY CASSIE DEPECOL / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: ) - An inspiring woman hopes to become the fastest female to travel to all 196 country. Cassie DePecol, 27, is nearing the end of her epic mission to visit all 193 sovereign nations plus Taiwan, Kosovo and Palestine. The intrepid traveller from Washington, Connecticut, USA, embarked on her journey in June 2015. Having a huge heart for sustainable travelling, on her 25th birthday Cassie started to plan for the trip of a lifetime: Expedition 196. Now a Peace Ambassador for International Institute of Peace Through Tourism, part of Cassies work is meeting with university tourism students to discuss sustainable tourism. In addition, Cassie is working with Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation to collect water samples to test for the presence of micro plastics. So far she has ticked off 172 countries, taken 152 flights and has all remaining flights booked. SEE CATERS COPY

Meet this 27-year-old woman who aims to travel every sovereign country on the planet!

Cassandra De Pecol is a Connecticut resident by birth, but by judging the number of passports copies, she truly is a global citizen. She is about to become the fastest and the youngest female ever to travel to all 196 countries in the world!

She calls her journey Expedition196, which started in July 2015 as a project for International Institute for Peace Through Tourism.

With 181 countries already off the list, she now has only 15 countries left to visit within 40 days. 

If she manages to do so, it will be an astonishing Guinness World Record for the youngest person to travel to all of the countries.

Only 27, she has seen more world than most of us ever will in our lifetime!

The trip has cost almost $200,000 so far, but all of the costs have been covered by her sponsors

I already feel jealous!

Wish her luck for breaking the record in the comments’ section below!

All Pictures Courtesy Of EXPEDITION_196/INSTAGRAM