There’s a knock against Americans that they need to get out and see the world more.
That does not apply to 27-year-old Cassandra De Pecol of Connecticut, who’s already visited 181 countries and plans to check out the remaining 15 over the next month.
Once she’s travelled to all 196, she’ll become the first woman to visit every country in the world.
Having started in July of last year, she’s also well on pace to become the fastest person to visit all of the world’s sovereign states (plus an additional 11 countries).
There is, of course, a degree of disingenuousness in touching down somewhere for a hot minute to snap a photo and jet off to the next destination, but her effort does produce one hell of a gallery.
You can follow her journey on her Instagram account, @expedition_196.