Cassie De Pecol es una viajera estadounidense que logró viajar a todas las 196 naciones soberanas del mundo…
¡En 18 meses y 26 días!
This is my "mad man" pre-planning of #Expedition196 over a year ago. Original map and all! I just thought that you all might be interested to know the stats since the start of the Expedition. In the past 6⃣4⃣ days, I've traveled to 2⃣5⃣ countries and flown 3⃣2⃣ times. That's an average of 2⃣.5⃣ days in each country. While that seems like an extremely short amount of time to be in each country, I've been in some countries longer than I've been in others. For instance, I was in New Zealand for 5 days but visited both the North and South Island, but was in Qatar for only 1 full day on a layover (will be going back in the spring). How am I feeling? In one word, exhausted. Also stressed. But I'm optimistic for the continued journey and outcome of the Expedition. I'm not kidding when I say that I'm overwhelmed with work in organizing all of the meetings with the students and leaders, but overwhelmed in a good way! ? I've made great time on this trip so far in regards to the Guinness World Record attempt. I planned this trip while giving myself 6 months leeway time just in case situations arise. So right now, I'm on a 7 day work break where I'm re-organizing everything and getting ready for the next 3 months until Christmas. Europe has the most Skal chapter presence, so organizing the meetings has been very taxing on my end, which is why I need a week to ensure everything is properly and professionally organized. If I seem a bit absent in the next week, it's because I've got my head buried in emails. Thanks for your patience in advance! ✈️? • • • #CarpeDiem
La persona que tenía el récord Guinness anterior lo hizo en más del doble de tiempo.
Su viaje tuvo un propósito desde el inicio
Guess what I found today… A CANDY CANE CHURCH ?. Couldn't have asked for a better winter wonderland kind of day… Candy cane churches and the first #SNOW! In #StPetersburg #Russia ????❄️❄️❄️ • • • "I cannot forecast to you the action of #Russia. It is s riddle wrapped in mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key." – Winston Churchill • • • #Expedition196 #PeaceThroughTourism #EveryCountryInTheWorld
Tiene 27 años y se especializó en estudios ambientales en la universidad, así que su idea al recorrer el mundo fue promover el turismo sustentable. Esto lo hizo como embajadora del Instituto Internacional de la Paz a Través del Turismo. Quería contribuir con un mensaje de paz, comprensión, tolerancia y respeto cultural.
¿Cómo lo hizo?
Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel responsible for everything. And you cannot turn away. Your destiny is bound with the destinies of others. You must either learn to carry the Universe or be crushed by it. You must grow strong enough to love the world, yet empty enough to sit down at the same table with its worst horrors. – Andrew Boyd • • • Go to Travel Pack: @sovrnrepublic Jacket: @westcomb
Se armó de valor. Renunció a su trabajo en 2012 y comenzó a ahorrar, planear y conseguir patrocinadores para realizar este viaje. Su presupuesto era de 198 mil dólares.
“Visitar cada país fue para mi un reto personal para aprender todo lo que pudiera del mundo, salir de mi zona de confort y estar cómoda en lo desconocido, ansiando dejar un legado”.
Y así… se embarcó en una experiencia única
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
Una mujer valiente y aguerrida, con una dedicación y determinación a conseguir aquello que se propone.
¿Una mujer viajando sola? ¡Sí es posible!
Normalmente las mujeres se sienten inseguras de viajar solas, por miedo a ser secuestradas o violadas, lo cual no es un temor infundado, es una realidad para muchas viajeras. Cassie quiso prepararse en defensa personal al practicar Krav Maga, afortunadamente no tuvo que hacer uso de sus conocimientos.
“Nunca sentí que estuve en peligro”.
Su siguiente aventura será en… ¡Antártica!
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
Viajera, exploradora, activista ambiental, activista de los derechos de la mujer, conferencista, triatleta y emprendedora… ¿hay algo que esta chica no haga?