Who Run the World? The Fastest Person to Visit Every Country on Earth Is a 27-Year-Old Woman

Who Run the World? The Fastest Person to Visit Every Country on Earth Is a 27-Year-Old Woman

American Cassie De Pecol conquered 196 countries — and positively obliterated the previous record.

By Alesandra Dubin

A woman's place is in... every damn country on earth. Travel like a girl. Females are strong as hell. Nasty women travel... and other empowering feminist slogans adapted to describe the 27-year-old girl boss who just became the first woman to visit every sovereign nation on earth.

As part of her feat, Cassie De Pecol, who is from Connecticut, also became the fastest person to visit every country on earth.

The entire trek took 18 months and 26 days, which obliterates the previous record of three years and three months, according to Travel + Leisure.

She started out in July of 2015, and earlier this month visited Yemen, marking the 196th and last nation on the global list. Now she's wrapping up the paperwork to be certified and recognized by Guinness World Records.

Dead Sea 🇯🇴 • • • #Expedition196 #PeaceThroughTourism #EveryCountryInTheWorld

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De Pecol completed her travels as an ambassador for the International Institute of Peace Through Tourism, and she met with local officials throughout.

In all, she flew more than 255 flights, planted trees in more than 50 countries, and went through five passports, according to T+L.

And talk about speed and efficiency: She passed just two and five days in each country.

How is this even possible — on so many levels — you may be asking? Well, for the finance piece, she saved $10,000 from babysitting, and turned to sponsors for the nearly $200,000 more she needed. She also swapped coverage for stays at eco-hotels around the world — a practice common among celebrities, who score luxury lodgings for their social postings.

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