follow me on a one-of-a-kind journey around the world
June 15th, 2022
New York City
Barnes and Noble Union Square
June 16th, 2022
Hosted by Cafe con Libros
June 20th, 2022
June 23rd, 2022
Green Street Studio
July 2nd, 2022
July 7th, 2022
Barnes and Noble at TheGrove
July 11th, 2022
August 15th, 2022
For armchair travelers or readers planning a trip around the globe, this arresting collection will awe and inspire!
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About the Book
Beautifully illustrated with many of Nabongo’s own photographs, the book documents her remarkable experiences in each country, including:
- A harrowing scooter accident in Nauru, the world’s least visited country,
- Seeing the life and community swarming around the Hazrat Ali Mazar mosque in Afghanistan,
- Horseback riding and learning to lasso with Black cowboys in Oklahoma,
- Playing dominoes with men on the streets of Havana,
- Learning to make traditional takoyaki (octopus balls) from locals in Japan,
- Dog sledding in Norway and swimming with humpback whales in Tonga,
- A late night adventure with strangers to cross a border in Guinea Bissau,
- And sunbathing on the sandy shores of Los Roques in Venezuela.
Along with beloved destinations like Peru and South Africa, you’ll also find tales from far-flung corners and seldom visited destinations, including Tuvalu, North Korea, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic. Nabongo’s stories are love letters to diversity, beauty, and culture―and most of all, to the people she meets along the way. Throughout, she offers bucket-list experiences for other travel-lovers looking to follow in her footsteps.
I live in LA and will go to The Grove July 7 to meet you if possible. It’s on my calendar!
Awesome! There will definitely be a book signing! More information is coming soon. Please check back!
I’ve pre-ordered. Look forward to reading about your adventures! (Ps, I discovered your book in “Book Page.”)
Hi Melanie!! Thank you so much for preordering the book! I hope you love it!
I received your book today and have already started reading! Incredible story and beautiful pictures! Please come to Atlanta,GA next time. I’ll be in New Orleans for the Essence festival and hope to catch your book signing. Thank you for sharing your story.
Did you visit the Vatican?
Yes! I’ve been to every country in the world! 193 UN Member countries, plus two non-member observer states of which Vatican is one.
I will be traveling from Nashville, TN to New Orleans July 2nd. Super excited for you.
Awesome! Hope to see you there!
Hi! I’m excited to learn more about your travels! Maybe you could add a stop in Sacramento, but I’ll see if I can make it to Oakland!
Will the book also be available as an audiobook?
Yes! The audiobook will be available July 12th!
Preordered book, hopefully I can attend your approaching DC tour event.
Thank you so much! You can book your ticket to the DC event now! Tickets are available at thecatchmeifyoucan.com/book. Hope to see you there!
I ordered your book and look forward to reading it cover to cover. I am a black female traveler, who is really curious about how blacks/females are treated in Asian and other countries outside of the Caribbean and South America. I also look forward to reading your travel tips.
Thanks so much for ordering the book. I hope you love it!
No Detroit date. 🙁
Are you visiting the Detroit area for a possible book signing anytime soon?
All currently planned events are listed. I hope to do an event in Detroit. When the date is planned it will be here and in my newsletter!
Congratulations on the launch of your book. Thank you for sharing your travel experiences and inspiring more of us to get out there and see the world. I’m looking forward to reading your book , looking at all 300 of the pictures, and buying a copy for my mother and partner.
Is there a stop in Texas (specifically San Antonio) scheduled on your tour?
I’m the Executive Editor of JOY Magazine, a travel and lifestyle magazine, that highlights the full spectrum of travel for today’s Black millennial traveler.
I would love to discuss the opportunity for a cover feature for our Fall issue? How should we get in contact with your team?
– Leroy A.
Hi Leroy! All stops that are planned are those posted! Hope to do more in the future if I am invited to cities to do so! You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m ordering your book ASAP. Please include Philadelphia Pa. on your Book Tour.
I just purchased my Tix/Book for Chicago!
🙂 One of the few events I’ve planned to attend this Summer…#SummertimeCHI
Travel is LIFE <3
See you there!
Have you planned any Canadian tour dates? Look forward to ordering your book. Congratulations on such a momentous achievement😊
Hello! As of now, there are no Canadian dates. If some are planned they will be posted here and shared in the newsletter!
Is there a list of the 195 countries you visited?
Hi Jessica – Looking forward to catching you tomorrow evening in Chicago. Have had the opportunity to see Kilimanjaro, Everest, Pamplona, and now plotting to run the Bhutan Dragon Marathon in 2023 (or 4). Would love to hear any Bhutan experiences tomorrow. Thank you for hitting Chicago.
Thank you for writing this book!
Thank you for reading it!
I recently learned of your global peregrinations and immediately bought your book! Inspirational! A fellow traveler until 2020 and retired geography educator I look forward to seeing you someday In northern New Mexico, Santa Fe or Taos. A kindred spirit.
As a retired geography educator, I really hope you love this book!
Wonderful interview! Fascinating, exciting, thrilling, awesome, unique, passionate, spiritual, and filled with inspiration, tenacity, hope and joy!!!
Will you come to Houston!
All current book tour dates are listed above. Any new additional dates will be included here and sent out in the newsletter.
I wanted to go to most countries but some countries are harder to get into like North Korea and some other ones.