LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cassandra De Pecol of Calabasas, CA is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for "Fastest Time to Visit all Sovereign Countries" by visiting each of the 195 Sovereign Nations in less than 3 years. The current record is 3 years, 3 months, and 6 days set by Yili Liu of Ann Arbor, MI in 2010. Her plan is to visit each country as an Ambassador of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) in an effort to meet with leaders and raise awareness for World Peace. Next month, she will attend the IIPT World Symposium held in Johannesburg, South Africa to be honored as an 'Ambassador for Peace.' She is currently seeking crowd-funding to support this project, click here to contribute.
De Pecol is best known for her role on the Discovery Channel reality show Naked and Afraid, where she survived a 21-day challenge in the Panamanian wilderness. Through crowd-funding and identifying major corporate sponsors, she is in the process of raising funds for this journey and plans on filming a documentary entitled Expedition 196 to raise awareness of World Peace among the Sovereign Nations. In the next few months, she is scheduled to present "How to Travel the World and Make it Matter" at several TEDx events in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
"My dream is to inspire those to lead the life they want for themselves and others," stated Cassandra De Pecol, Explorer & Producer with Expedition 196, LLC. "The best way I know to do that is to travel the world and meet with leaders who can help me raise awareness. Unfortunately, some do not pursue their dreams out of fear; fear of finances, fear of failure, or fear of the unknown. I have fears too, but I use those fears as motivation rather than an excuse."
Since 2009, Cassandra has traveled through Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and Asia with only a few dollars in her pocket. This is her way of leading and she hopes she can inspire others to do the same. For more information on Cassandra De Pecol, her journey, or to become a sponsor, please visit www.Expedition196.com or visit her Kickstarter page here.
Cassandra De Pecol
SOURCE Expedition 196