Cassie De Pecol recently became the youngest – and fastest – woman to travel to each of the world’s 196 countries. The 27-year-old also became the ultimate go-to source on unmissable destinations because she can say, with a certain level of authority most of us can’t, which countries truly are the best.
With 196 countries to choose from, what are the “must sees” according to this seasoned globetrotter? De Pecol shares her top 10 countries around the world, some of which may surprise you!
Coming in at number 10 was Cassie’s very own home country, America. The colourful fall leaves of New England left a lasting impression for the Connecticut native, who says everyone should experience them at least once.
9. Costa Rica
Why Costa Rica? “Monkeys, fresh fruit, good music, and volcanoes…need I say more,” De Pecol shares with The Telegraph. What’s not to love?
Both the Amazon rainforest and the Aguas Calientes—the gateway to Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world—cannot be missed when visiting Peru.
African culture with a Middle Eastern feel, coupled with incredible archaeology, nabbed Tunisia its must-see title.
With such amazing diversity, and stunning landscapes visiting the deserts and mountains of Oman, gave a whole different lifestyle perspective.
After a long four month wait for a visa, De Pecol’s visit to Pakistan didn’t disappoint. She was especially enamored with the Pakistani cuisine.
Vanuatu is home to some of the kindest people De Pecol encountered on her 18-month adventure.
Crystal clear waters and pristine beaches landed the Maldives near the very top of the list. And who could blame her?
The smallest state in all of Asia took second place on Cassie’s list for its peaceful environment and lifestyle.
And coming in at number one is Mongolia! Immersing herself in the wilderness and riding wild horses were the reason De Pecol chose to pick Mongolia as her number one choice of countries to visit in the world!
Any countries you’ve loved that would rival Cassie’s list? Let us know in the comments below!