Cassie De Pecol, 27 year old Travelling the Whole World!! This woman visited every country on Earth in record time- First Female Ever To Visit Every Country On Earth!! Know about all her Journey!
Traveling is always interesting. Cassie De Pecol has traveled most of the part of the globe and living her dream. As she is doing what she loves, she is also set to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest person to travel! Let’s find out more about her Journey! Bon, voyage!
Traveling around the World
Cassie De Pecol has visited every country in a year and a half. She traveled 196 sovereign nations in a span of 18 months and 26 days. While traveling, she also promoted peace in her own possible way by meeting people from every country in the world.
The last Guinness World Record holder took double the time for the trip than Cassie.
While Peol was studying in college, she thought that to travel the world one needs to have a larger purpose. In July 2015, she started her tour as an ambassador for the International Institute of Peace Through Tourism.
A good friend once told me, "You can never help someone get up the ladder, but you can help them get on the ladder.", and he was right. 💡 • • • All my (adult) life I'd tried to get friends, family and strangers to step outside their comfort zones and travel. I'd teach them how they could do it cheaply, too! And I'd get bummed when they wouldn't actually do it. I was naive to think that their passions for travel were as strong as mine, but that's okay! Now that I've completed Expedition 196, and even throughout, I receive hundreds of questions a day on how to pursue cheap travel, follow ones dreams, etc. The problem back then, was that I was aiming to help people realize that their passion was travel. Now, I want to help you realize that your passion could be anything. Those top 3 things that excite you ARE your passions, and you should follow them to happiness and inevitably, a successful career. … But how? 🤔 • • • I realize I can't help everyone, get up the ladder in this moment in time, but my goal is to help you to see the steps it takes to get there and to take that first big step. That first step requires 110% commitment, and that is the most difficult first step to take, in my humble opinion. For once you're committed, there's no turning back. 🥊 • • • So, until I open one-on-one coaching, I'm starting a seminar which launches June 2nd. It's called The Expedition 196 Entrepreneur, and it's designed to help you realize those three things that excite you, and apply them to a real life passion project that also incorporates addressing one of the 17 UNSDG's. At the end of the 3 month seminar, for those who registered for "The Entrepreneur" option (there are three: "The Seeker" $5/once a week LIVE session, and "The Explorer" $25/individual course), will be able to pitch your proposal to me, for the opportunity to have Expedition 196, LLC. as your first sponsor, kickstarting your passion project, whatever it may be! 🏅 • • • If you're passionate about realizing your dream, go ahead and register for The @expedition196entrepreneur seminar now while there's still slots! ⏳ 👉🏽Link in bio to learn more👈🏽
Called Hypocritical for boasting a sustainable mission
“If you say, fly from Bangalore, India, to Colombo, Sri Lanka, you end up killing one tree during that flight, the goal is to plant two trees, for regenerative tourism, not just sustainable tourism,”
Hey! 👋🏽 A few updates for NOLA and Connecticut friends out there! 👩🏼🏫 • • • 🔆New Orleans | Saturday, March 4 | 🔆 I'll be speaking at noon at the @womenstravelfest. If you haven't done so already, you can head to the link in their bio to register. The event starts tonight! Hope to see you tomorrow and if you've registered, would love to know! Leave a "🎒" emoji in the comments below! • • • 🔆Connecticut | @uconn School of Business | Monday, March 6 | 🔆 I'll be speaking at 6:45PM! Tickets are limited but the link is in my bio if you're interested in attending to hear my talk! Leave a "🏀" emoji in the comments below if you've registered so I can look forward to seeing you there! My home state, woot! 🤘🏽 • • • On another note, I am back in the US after a whirlwind adventure with @quarkexpeditions in Antarctica. We cruised through a category 10 "storm" on the Beaufort Scale with 30-40ft waves and 50 knot winds. Safe to say, many of us were in our rooms throughout most of those two days as we crossed through. The Captain told us that it was the worst storm he'd seen since 2005 and also, that had we not left earlier than originally planned, the storm would have been, and I quote, an "unsurvivable" one. What a fantastic Captain to ensure our safety. It was an adventure and I honestly wouldn't have had it any other way even if I was a little uneasy about the waves 🌊🇦🇶💙 • • • Thanks for the pic @takingtimeout as we touched down on Paradise Island 👌🏽
“It’s tough to figure out to get permission to plant a tree in a lot of countries, but I’ve been trying to do that as much as possible. I’ve planted close to 50 trees now but there’s about 500 more, so that’s just a goal.”
Just a few of my friends who hosted me for lunch in #Yemen. These were just half of the brothers who I dined with, the ladies don’t like to have their photos taken and I wanted to respect that, they were all so shy yet so incredibly sweet and kind. The citizens of Yemen are really, so hospitable and happy. I loved being in their company. They live so simply yet comfortably with the love of their family. Family is very important in Yemen. I’m so honored that Yemen was my last and final country of #Expedition196. The most challenging to get to but one of the most rewarding once in . Zero fears, zero regrets, just respect, acceptance and love
After so many requests, the Expedition 196 Entrepreneur website is finally LIVE with three unique course options, all based online! If you’re curious as to how to pursue your own passion project involving travel and working towards a cause, or if you’re interested as to how I made Expedition 196 come to fruition during LIVE chats, or perhaps just want to know how to travel on the cheap or obtain funding TO travel, then this seminar is right up your alley . Head to the link in my bio to check it out and see if it’s something you’d be interested in, and be sure to register before the seminar starts February 3rd! If you’d like to register for the full, 3 month intensive but won’t be around to catch one or two of the Friday courses, you can always log back into your portal to view previous classes and materials, no worries… this seminar is meant to work around your travel, student and/or work schedule. Feel free to head on over to the @expedition196entrepreneur Instagram to ask questions and integrate with other students who will also be taking the course. So looking forward to helping you travel for a purpose and potentially sponsor your first passion project after the 3 month intensive! • • • P.S. The official countdown begins ! Currently in the Middle East with only 3 countries to go (Syria, Yemen and Turkmenistan) until #Expedition196 is completed
Funding for Trip
De Pecol had a total budget of $198,000 to travel all around the world. She started saving money since she was 25 years old.
“I had to really utilize Google and be like ‘how am I going to find the funding to do this?’ ‘How did other people find the funding to do this?’ So I looked at people like Ranulph Fiennes who is considered the worlds greatest living explorer.”
Rainy day in Riyadh • • • Last December, my coordinator over at Guinness World Records told me that a couple of women who were attempting the same record requested that the record be broken into two separate categories; male and female, and that women should have more time than men to complete the record because “women have more challenges entering countries”, is what they said. So, Guinness abided, and separated the record into two categories (6 months into my Expedition) giving men 3 years to break the record and women, 4. When I asked her who on earth and why on earth would that/those woman/women think that women in general need more time than men to travel, they told me that they said it’s because “women can’t go alone into Saudi Arabia, therefore using that as an example, it takes women longer”. Made me question if these women had even attempted to enter Saudi? Nevertheless, I emailed Guinness on several occasions to change the record back to how it was, EQUAL, but never received a response. I’m still so thrown off and upset about it, but actions speak louder than words and I’m about to shatter the previous (men’s) record in over half the time. I also am here in Riyadh, after not only ENTERING the country ALONE as a woman, but walking around the streets, taking this photo ALONE, as a woman. My Business visa that I had to obtain and nothing about entering or preparing for Saudi Arabia delayed me in any way, shape or form. In fact, I have not been delayed entry into ANY COUNTRY, because of the fact that I’m a woman. Ludicrous and obscured. I hope to stand for women’s equality now and forever and hope that my record breaking attempt will prove that point by speaking for itself. • • • I loved Saudi, I went in wearing my abaya AND hijab only to find that half the woman in the airport weren’t wearing a hijab. I was soon told that it wasn’t necessary to, but that the abaya was. Thankfully, I have a 5 year visa, and I plan on going back (alone) to spend more than just a couple days there and really dive into the history and culture. I have several friends from Saudi and am eager to learn more from them. Until next time
Hi to all my new friends and fellow travelers out there! Thank you so much for all of the love and beautiful comments! It’s so awesome hearing where all of you are coming from ! Knowing that you’re here supporting my Mission is just the positive push I need to successfully finish. Please don’t hesitate to reach out, I love hearing from you all #fbf to Palawan #expedition196
Totally thought this was going to be a smooth, 2 country travel weekend to Cuba and Haiti. But tragically, a woman passed away on the flight coming over from NY and they have all these procedures they have to follow which leaves us all 200 people stranded in Port au Prince for the night. Could always be worse, right? #smoothtravelingdoesnotexist in there world of #expedition196
Managing criticism • • • It’s not okay to let others opinions (good + bad) shape who you are and who you aim to become, but I encourage you to let their words fuel you to pursue a life for yourself that you could have never in your wildest dreams have imagined. It’s always been a desire of mine to inspire others that would in turn, inspire myself to create and grow positively in the right direction. My motto has always been, “I want to live an iconic lifestyle where I do what I want, when I want, and inspire those along the way”. The negativity I get from this Expedition is vast, and while I’ll never know why I’ve been criticized for my hard work and dedication to make even just a small, positive change in our world or how I travel for that matter, this negativity contradictory, only fuels me to do bigger things and reach higher in order to craft something more vast and impactful to positively enhance our world, while leaving a great legacy behind. Thankfully, the judgements that I’ve read have really fueled me to start several major projects that I’ve recently started working on. I often wonder that if I never received this criticism from others, I’d never be driven enough to change our world for the better… and hopefully one day I won’t rely on these judgements to make these great forward movements in life, but for now, it’s worked well enough. Never define your value as a person based off what people tell you about who you are or what you do. Own your life, own your values, own your morals and never let anyone dictate your decisions or frame who you are or who they think you should be. It is your life and no one has a surefire solution to a successful and winning outcome, but you. So, I encourage you to use not only fear but negativity and criticism from others as embers to your flame. It is only then, once you let all those opinions go, and watch those embers burn to flame, your truth and your story will flourish and you’ll be boasting with confidence as to where you’re headed. Choose your hard. PC: @unmaderhyme
What are Her Plans after 196 countries?
“I thought, you know what, it actually scares me a little bit. I would quit like after a week.”
Exulansis. The tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it – whether through envy or pity or simple forgiveness – which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story, until the memory itself feels out of place, almost mythical, wandering restlessly in the fog, no longer even looking for a place to land. @thedictionaryofobscuresorrows #expedition196 My travel partner (A.K.A. Backpack): @sovrnrepublic
“I was like, hey, if I go to six continents, 196 countries, I may as well hit up the last continent,” De Pecol said.
“I put myself in this position where now I have to figure out how I’m going to support myself through entrepreneurial projects and that sort of thing for the rest of my life,” she said.