It may seem like a joke if someone told you that they intended to visit all 196 countries in the world before the age of 30. Not for Cassie DePecol, who is the youngest documented traveler who has visited all countries in the world as part of her Expedition196 project. If someone had visited all the countries of the world, that alone would be highly impressive. However, if someone visited all the countries in the world while being documented as the youngest and the fastest person to do so, that is definitely a feat to boast about.
Cassandra DePecol has managed to achieve this goal at the age of 27. The traveler hails from Connecticut and has set the Guinness World Record for being the fastest person in the world to achieve this record. It is a dream for most people to even visit a quarter of countries around the world. Luckily for us, Cassandra has documented her journey through pictures where other can also see her experiences. She has shared extensive details of her trip on her website. We have collected a set of travel tips from the experience of Cassandra.
Save Up Money Before Traveling But Don’t Overspend on Anything
One of the biggest concerns to a traveler is the management of their travel budget. While you may save up for a long time, it is easy to get carried away and spend at a high rate because of which you burn through your budget quickly. Cassandra spent the prior 2 years to this trip in saving up enough money so that she didn’t have to take a break between her travel challenge.
Get Sponsors to Sustain Your Travel Expenditure
Cassandra was prepared enough to provide consistent updates of her travel journey on her social media pages. This allowed her to gain a following and obtain sponsorship which allowed her to cut down on many expenditures including hotel accommodations, meals and transfers.
Plan Excessively to Minimize Total Travel Distance
For Cassandra, her journey started from Palau and from there she planned excessively to minimize her travel distance to cut down on cost and time. Through this, she was able to avoid wastage of time.
Travel with an Open Mind and Heart
Any individual can lose confidence when traveling to countries which are politically weak and may be exposed to terrorism. For this, Cassandra advises to travel with an open heart and an open mind. The risk of traveling to such countries is may be high but it comes with a thrill of its own.
More power to Cassandra on this amazing achievement and breaking conventional ideologies regarding female travelers. We hope to see more aspiring travelers making similar achievements in the future!