Cassie de Pecol, a 27-year-old traveller from Connecticut, United States, has visited 196 countries in just 567 days or 18-and-a-half months.
Having left in July 2015 for the ambitious tour, she finished visiting Yemen which was the 196th Country on Feb 2nd this year.The mission was given a name “Expedition 196”
Cassie had done this in a record cost of USD 198,000 and had used up 5 passports for the Visa Stamping. More than 95% of the cost was covered via Sponsors and her accommodation was given for the promo coverage by the respective hotels.
Prior to her, the record was held by Yili Liu from Michigan who covered all the nation in three years and three months. Cassie has participated in Triathlons and versed with Krav Maga, which is an Israelian form of self defence.