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Like most people, Cassie De Pecol yearned for a life of adventure and wanted to experience every treasure that the world has to offer. So when the plucky 27-year-old was tasked with visiting every country in the world, she jumped to the challenge. As a result, she not only changed her own life, but she may have made history as well.

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It’s perhaps safe to say that De Pecol had a somewhat unorthodox upbringing. Born and raised in Connecticut, the traveler moved from school to school and even received home tuition. But – while many children would find this lifestyle daunting – De Pecol loved the experience and came away with an unquenchable wanderlust.

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De Pecol’s first taste of travel came during her freshman year at college, when she explored the rainforests of Costa Rica. Shortly afterwards, she began traveling and finding work in hotels around the globe. And by the time of her 24th birthday, De Pecol had already visited one country for every year she’d been alive.

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