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The 85 Best Airbnbs and Vacation Rentals in the World, According to Super-Travelers – Conde Nast Traveler: November 2023

McKinsey Global Publishing’s top picks – McKinsey: July 2023

How visiting every country in the world has changed Jessica Nabongo – Miami Herald: July 2023

Real Gems – Jessica Nabongo | Episode 6 – Real Gems With Erin Ashley Simon: July 2023

How (and why) to travel alone – Vox: July 2023

Solo Travel Secrets with Jessica Nabongo – That’s Helpful with Ed Stott: June 2023

My Big Sis Once Said… Ft. Jessica Nabongo – The Queen’s Archives: May 2023

Jessica Nabongo Has Seen Every Country, But a Few Really Stand Out – AFAR: April 2023

The 14 Best Weekender Bags, According to Travel Experts and Jetsetters – Wall Street Journal: April 2023

Meet the First Black Woman to Travel to Every Country in the World – Dr. Michelle Daf: April 2023

World Focus: World traveler is coming to William & Mary – The Virginia Gazette: April 2023

Vice President Harris Reflects on a Historic Trip to the Continent of Africa – The White House: April 2023

Marc Summers Unwraps – Marc Summers Unwraps: March 2023

Star Gazing: 5th Annual ESSENCE Hollywood House – Essence: March 2023

Health, Hope & Happiness – The Black Woman Experience  – Fox 5 NY: March 2023

Grab Your Passport and Go – Times of Oman: March 2023

How to Save Money on Flights – Time: March 2023

Shred Your Bucket List: Why ‘Must Do’ Travel Plans Are Ruining Your Vacations Wall Street Journal: March 2023

These three women are redefining what solo travel looks like in 2023 – Timeout: March 2023

The Take: The faces of Frieze Los Angeles’ buzzy 2023 opening – Los Angeles Times: February 2023

How to Become an Adventurer: we ask the woman who visited every country – Lingokids: Growin’ Up: February 2023

Joyful books for Black History Month – Amazon Book Review: February 2023

5 books to celebrate and learn about Black history and culture year-round – Chicago Tribune: February 2023

Sweet Reads: Cultural Contributions – Sweet July: February 2023

How Jessica Nabongo Cultivated a Life She Loves – Trials To Triumphs: January 2023

Travel Trailblazers: Jessica Nabongo of The Catch Me If You Can – Passport to Everywhere with Melissa Biggs Bradley: January 2023

Not Lost Chat: Where Am I? – Not Lost Podcast: January 2023

Setting Your Intentions for Travel – The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast: January 2023

BBC’s Focus on Africa – BBC: December 2022

9 travel books to add to your radar, from memoirs to coffee table tomes – Tripadvisor: December 2022

Books By Black Authors that Will Inspire Your Next Vacation – Travel Noire: December 2022

The Ten Best Books About Travel of 2022 – Smithsonian Magazine: December 2022

Goodreads Staffers Share the Top Books They Read in 2022 – Goodreads: December 2022

9 Great New Books by Diverse Travelers – Fodor’s Travel: November 2022

30 Nonfiction Books To Read If You Don’t Really Read Nonfiction – BuzzFeed: November 2022

What We Learn About Ourselves When We Travel Solo – Conde Nast Traveler Women Who Travel: November 2022

Travel mini-series: Jessica Nabongo visits every country – Financial Times: November 2022

The Bigger, the Better: The Best New Coffee Table Books of 2022 – Book Riot: November 2022

Our Best Travel Book Recommendations – Ng’aali Inflight Magazine: October 2022

Obiskala vse države na svetu: ‘V Slovenijo se bom zagotovo še vrnila’ – Slovenia: October 2022

U-TURN: Shattering 3 myths about Black travel – DETOUR Miami Herald: September 2022

High Flyers: Jessica Nabongo – CNN International: September 2022

Experiences, Advice and Photography with Expert World Traveler Jessica Nabongo – The Blackest Questions Podcast – The Grio: September 2022

10 Books That Will Inspire You To Book A Flight – The Travel: September 2022

These books make the perfect gift for Detroit lovers – Visit Detroit: September 2022

World Traveler – Upscale Magazine: September 2022

What Is The Farthest You’ve Ever Been from Home? Ft Jessica Nabongo – Black Girls Texting Podcast: September 2022

The Stigma of Travel Destinations: Demystifying the World – Out Travel The System Podcast by Expedia: September 2022

3 Globetrotting Books To Add To Your Fall Reading List – Chatelaine: August 2022

EP#220: The 1st Black Woman to Visit Every Country w/Jessica Nabongo – “School’s Over…Now What?” Podcast: August 2022

How Hotels Are Trying To Entice Travelers To Return – HuffPost: August 2022

Debut novelist from Detroit chronicles the lives of 3 gay Black men in ‘Boys Come First’ – Detroit Free Press: August 2022

For some Black women in America, moving abroad is a way to heal and find themselves – Insider: August 2022

8 Self-Care Essentials Abbott Elementary Star Quinta Brunson Swears By – Harper’s Bazaar: August 2022

Conversations: Jessica Nabongo, “The Catch Me If You Can: One Woman’s Journey to Every Country in the World” – Kansas Public Radio: July 2022

Summer Reading List: 5 Books To Devour On the Beach, By the Pool, or Cozied Up By the A.C. – BET: July 2022

Around The World Record – 9news Australia: July 2022

“Let go of the fear”: Life lessons from the first Black woman to visit every country in the world – July 2022

20 Minutes With: Traveler, Photographer, and Author Jessica Nabongo – Barron’s PENTA: July 2022

Daily Blast Live: July 2022

The Most Underrated European Cities, According to Seasoned Travelers – Conde Nast Traveler: July 2022

1ª negra a visitar todos os países lança livro: ‘Não tenham medo de viajar’ – Universa UOL: July 2022

‘The Catch Me If You Can: One Woman’s Journey to Every Country in the World’ – WGN News Chicago: July 2022

First Black Woman to Visit Every Country Discusses Her Travel – CNN’s Newsroom with Pamela Brown: July 2022

The Catch Me If You Can – WCVB Channel 5 Boston: July 2022

I went to North Korea and saw things I never expected – New York Post: July 2022

From Here to Everywhere: Jessica Nabongo Travels the World – SEEN Magazine: July 2022

Jessica Nabongo Writes Book About Travels – TMZ: July 2022

Catch Jessica Nabongo Making History With Her Travels & New Book – Strut in HER Shoes: June 2022

Jessica Nabongo, the First Black Woman to Visit Every Country, Tells All in Her New Book – AFAR: June 2022

Jessica Nabongo: Kindness Beyond Borders – Banyan Tree – The Possibility Podcast: June 2022

Motivation Monday: Jessica Nabongo talks new book, The Catch Me If You Can – FOX 5 Washington DC: June 2022

Jessica Nabongo: ‘What traveling to every country in the world taught me’ – CNN Travel: June 2022

Jessica Nabongo Talks Traveling The World & New Book ‘The Catch Me If You Can’ – Sway In The Morning: June 2022

It’s not too late to book a summer escape: Check out these deals – TODAY with Hoda and Jenna: June 2022

Jessica Nabongo On Being The First Black Woman To Travel To Every Country, Travel Tips + More – The Breakfast Club: June 2022

New this week: June 14, 2022 nonfiction releases – Rolling Out: June 2022

First Black woman to visit every country shares travel tips, lessons in new book – USA TODAY: June 2022

1st Black woman to travel to every country in the world talks new book – Good Morning America: June 2022

World traveling Detroiter Jessica Nabongo shares journey in new memoir – Detroit News: June 2022

I’ve Traveled to Every Country in the World and Have Learned 2 Key Lessons – Well+Good: June 2022

Sidekick’s Best Summer Ever: the reading list – Morning Brew Sidekick: June 2022

First Black Woman To Visit Every Country In The World To Release Memoir Inspiring Travel And Intentional Living – Essence: June 2022

The Most Anticipated Books Of June 2022 – Bustle: June 2022

June 2022 Reads for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine: June 2022

Fun Summer Books – AARP: June/July 2022

Erste Schwarze, die alle Länder der Welt bereist hat, hält USA für gefährlichstes Land der Welt – RND: May 2022 [German]

‘Du lịch trả thù’ bùng nổ chưa từng thấy: Đâu là điểm đến hot nhất? – VietnamNet: May 2022 [Vietnamese]

What you can learn from visiting every nation on Earth – National Geographic: May 2022

[PODCAST] Where in the World Is Jessica Nabongo? – Overheard at National Geographic: May 2022

Eight new travel books to read on vacation this summer – Washington Post: May 2022

How Jessica Nabongo Became The First Black Woman to Travel To Every Country In The World – Side Hustle Pro: May 2022

Reading Is Fundamental – Travel Is Better In Color Newsletter: May 2022

Catch Her If You Can – Anchorage Press: April 2022

[PODCAST] Why Travel, Abundance, & Luxury Are Our Birthright with Jessica Nabongo – She Did That: April 2022

The 22 Best Places To Travel Around The World In 2022: Where To Go Next – Forbes: March 2022

First Black Woman To Visit All 195 Countries To Release Book In June – Travel Noire: March 2022

Travelogue Follows Detroit Native’s Journeys Around the World, and More – DBusiness: March 2022

Meet a Muse: Jessica Nabongo – DIARRABLU Journal: March 2022

Follow these inspiring women in travel for Women’s History Month – Unearth Women Newsletter Feature: March 2022

SUITCASE Magazine’s Favourite Women Creatives You Should Be Following – SUITCASE Magazine: March 2022

933KFM – Ugandan Top Radio Station: March 2022

[PODCAST] #Inspire2022 S2E3: Catch Me If You Can w/ Jessica Nabongo – Chubby Diaries Presents #Inspire2022: March 2022

‘I just want to see more of us’: The importance of seeing people like you while traveling – USA Today: February 2022

The Catch Me If You Can – Publishers Weekly: February 2022

A tale of two condos: World traveler makes the most of her space – Detroit News: February 2022

Jessica Nabongo’s Routine – Morning Brew Sidekick: February 2022

Eye on Travel – New York  – January 8, 2022 – Eye on Travel with Peter Greenberg: January 2022

Pandemic Travel Perspectives – Travel Weekly: October 2021

Human Connections Around the World – 2021 ATWS Virtual: September 2021

This travel influencer bought a second condo in Detroit for $44,000 in cash — and spent $52,000 renovating it during the pandemic – CNBC Make It: September 2021

5 travel tips from Jessica Nabongo to help you become a more conscious traveler – Well+Good: August 2021

Africa Is A Dream Destination For Nature Lovers — Here Are 14 Countries That Are Especially Worth Exploring – BuzzFeed: August 2021

The 42 Best Travel Blogs to Guide You in 2021 – Mindful Wonderer: August 2021

Reconnect With The World: How Travel Can Transform Your Outlook – Four Seasons Magazine: August 2021

The 67 Best Airbnbs and Vacation Rentals in the World, According to Super Travelers – Condé Nast Traveler: August 2021

Jessica Nabongo – Ugandan-American, first Black Woman to travel to every country in the world! – Tough Girl Challenges: August 2021

I’m Going on Vacation—and I Can’t Quite Remember What to Pack – Wall Street Journal: July 2021

T+ L ‘s 50 Most Notable People in Travel: 2021 – Travel + Leisure: July 2021 

You’re Finally Going on Vacation. Do You Remember How to Pack? – Wall Street Journal: July 2021

The Best Suitcases to Get You Up in the Air in Style – Domino: June 2021

I Visited Every Country in The World, And This Is Where I’d Live… – TripAdvisor: June 2021

Book Deals: Week of May 24, 2021 – Publishers Weekly: May 2021

Summersalt’s New Swimwear Campaign Features Real Women of All Shapes and Sizes – HelloGiggles: May 2021

8 Destinations for Female Solo Travelers, According to the Pros – Condé Nast Traveler: May 2021

With Violence Continuing There, Should We #VisitUganda? – Fodor’s Travel: May 2021

ID and ego: the passport photo – Allure: May 2021

AHL Insider Jessica Nabongo – A Hotel Life: April 2021

She visited every country on Earth. Here’s what she learned. – National Geographic: April 2021

Nat Geo, Jessica Nabongo, Ziggy Marley Team Up For Earth Day Eve Concert – Travel Noire: April 2021

World Traveller Jessica Nabongo (🌍 მსოფლიო მოგზაური ჯესიკა ნაბონგო) – Imedis Dila: April 2021

7 top tips for saving money on travel, from someone who’s visited every country in the world – CNBC Grow: April 2021

NatGeo Earth Day Eve: Willie Nelson, My Morning Jacket Lead Virtual Celebration – Rolling Stone: April 2021

Travel influencer Jessica Nabongo on living life abroad: ‘Get past fear’ – The Grio: April 2021

What She Does: Jessica Nabongo – The Newsette: March 2021

The Globetrotter: Jessica Nabongo – SOHO House Rise & shine: March 2021

Eye on Travel – New York – February 20, 2021 – Eye on Travel with Peter Greenberg: February 2021

When Can We Travel Safely Again? Your Questions Answered – The Boston Globe: February 2021

Black woman becomes first documented to visit every country in the world – FOX29 Philadelphia: February 2021

After visiting every country on Earth, Jessica Nabongo hits the road in the U.S. – Roadtrippers: February 2021

The pandemic forced sweeping changes in travel. Experts argue these should stay. – Washington Post: February 2021

Catch Me If You Can: How to Take a Proper Road Trip – Le Car: January 2021

The Future of Travel: A Collective Effort – Perspectives Quarterly Issue 8, The Future: January 2021

Lexus Goes All-In For Passion, Diversity With New IS Campaign – Forbes: January 2021

Bucket List Travel: The 15 Best US Destinations For 2021 – Forbes: January 202s

30 Gifts Our Favorite Women Travelers Want for the Holidays – Condé Nast Traveler: December 2020

The End of Travel? – Now, What’s Next? Podcast by Morgan Stanley: December 2020

I Decided Not to Go Home for the Holidays — But I’m Dreading Being Alone – Condé Nast Traveler: November 2020

Meet Jessica Nabongo: the first black woman to travel to every country on the planet – Euronews: October 2020

Air Miles with Jessica Nabongo – Business Traveller: October 2020

Dascha Polanco urges potential voters to #FeedtheVote – Culturess: October 2020

World traveling Detroiter looks closer to home for next adventures: ‘Explore your backyard’ – The Detroit News: October 2020

‘Revenge travel’ is the phenomenon that could bring back tourism with a bang – Washington Post: July 2020

Meet the adventurer: Jessica Nabongo on the lessons learnt from visiting 195 countries – National Geographic: July 2020

1st Black Woman to Visit Every Country, Jessica Nabongo: Passport Privilege and Racial Diversity in Travel – The Unearth Women Podcast: July 2020

Morning News Segment – WGN Morning News in Chicago: June 2020

Tourism Marketers Must Now Go Beyond Optics to Reach Black Travelers – Skift: June 2020

Black Travelers Breaking Barriers – Let’s Go Together podcast by Travel + Leisure: June 2020

Get to Know Jessica Nabongo, the First Documented Black Woman to Travel to Every Country in the World – Travel + Leisure: June 2020

How the Travel Industry Should Support Black Women – Women Who Travel Podcast by Condé Nast: June 2020

Segment on the future of travel following the COVID19 crisis – WPEC CBS 12 News: May 2020

7 Travel Entrepreneurs Talk Staying Busy and Inspired During Coronavirus Quarantine – Naira: May 2020

Jessica Nabongo: How She Travels With Purpose – Culture Trip: May 2020

The era of peak travel is over – Vox: April 2020

How 11 Explorers Are Embracing Staying Put – Outside Magazine: April 2020

She’s traveled to every country in the world and she’s from Detroit – ClickOnDetroit: April 2020

Did coronavirus cancel your travel plans? You can still enjoy your 2020 vacation days – USA TODAY: March 2020

195 Countries Later: Jessica Nabongo Shares What She’s Learned After Visiting Every Country In The World – Forbes: March 2020

Cover Feature: Global Nomad – Selamta Magazine by Ethiopian Airlines: March 2020

Jessica Nabongo and Alicia Miller Corbett: The power of travelling outside your comfort zone – Take The Leap Podcast by Four Seasons: February 2020

Through community and technology, diverse and welcoming travel experiences are on the rise – ABC 33/40: February 2020

How I Visited Every Country in the World: Jessica Nabongo on Setting Records – Condé Nast Traveler: January 2020

Meet Jessica Nabongo, The First Black Woman To Visit Every Country In The World – Lonely Planet: January 2020

7 Ways To ‘Travel Green’ In 2020 – Forbes: January 2020

Tips To Book Travel For A Quick Getaway – Good Morning America: January 2020

4 Entrepreneurs Give Their Smart Travel Tips – Condé Nast Traveler: November 2019
BBC’s 100 Women Series – BBC: October 2019
Ep. 36: Jessica Nabongo: The First Black Woman To Travel Every Country In The World – Empowered Health | A Podcast With Emily Kumler: October 2019
The Real World Traveler Segment Two – The Weather Channel: October 2019
The Real World Traveler Segment One – The Weather Channel: October 2019
Meet the Women Who Travel Advisory Board – Conde Nast Traveler: October 2019
Influencers Face Criticism for Saudi Arabia Travel #Ads – The New York Times: October 2019
Ride High, Right Now! – Bold Outline: September 2019
Jessica Nabongo is Traveling to Every Country in the World – Time to Eat the Dogs: September 2019
Why every woman must solo travel – The Asian Age: June 2019
Allein um die Welt – macht das Spaß? – Spiegel Online: June 2019
Meet the 2019 Platinum List Panel of Experts – American way: May/June 2019
The Ugandan-American visiting every country on earth – BBC News World Service: May 2019
Adventurous. Alone. Attacked. – The New York Times: March 2019
The Women Who Travel Power List – Conde Nast Traveler: March 2019

In 2019 Jessica Nabongo will become the first black woman to visit every country – Wanderlust: February 2019

Jessica Nabongo Might Become the First Black Woman to Travel to Every Country – NowThis Her: February 2019

Jessica Nabongo’s Historic Quest to Visit Every Country on Earth – CBS News: February 2019

This woman wants to be the first black woman to visit every country – SBS Australia: January 2019

Women travel alone more than men. Here’s why. – Vox: January 2019

67 things we learned in Traveler this 2018 – Conde Nast Traveler Spain: January 2019

The Race to Visit Every Country in the World: Women Who Travel Podcast – Conde Nast Traveler: January 2019

Jessica’s First Trip to China on Her Travel-the-World Journey – Odynovo: January 2019

The best travel accounts on Instagram 2018, according to the writing of Condé Nast Traveler – Conde Nast Traveler Spain: December 2018

I Travel for a Living, and This Is the Only Suitcase I Use – Domino: December 2018

Travel Hacks A to Z: Tips to Beat Jet Lag, Lines, Theft, Hangovers – Bloomberg: November 2018

Why Instagram Influencer Jessica Nabongo Always Travels During The Rainy Season – Bloomberg Podcast: November 2018

Jessica Nabongo Explores Jordan and Beijing with Airbnb – Airbnb: November 2018

11 Influential Black Women In Travel You Should Know – Travel Noire: November 2018

Quick Tips for Solo Travel: Pt. I Featuring Jessica Nabongo – Res Ipsa: October 2018

Traveling With A Purpose: Jessica Nabongo aka The Catch Me If You Can – October 2018

Jessica Nabongo, the first black woman to travel the world – Conde Nast Traveler Spain: October 2018

Jessica Nabongo: On The Journey To Making History, Beauty & More – The Lip Bar: October 2018

4 Jet-Setting Black Women Who Have Each Traveled To Over 100 Countries Give Their Best Advice – Essence: September 2018

My First Trip: Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown, Marie Kondo, and More Share Memories – Conde Nast Traveler: September 2018

Traveling The World To Shatter Racial Stereotypes – Brut: September 2018

Jessica Nabongo and the Freedom of International Travel – Jet Set Lisette: September 2018

Instagram Dictating Vacation Destinations – CBS This Morning: July 2018

Catch Her If You Can – The Weather Channel: July 2018

‘There’s Always Extra Scrutiny for Me When I’m Traveling.’ – HuffPost Perspectives: July 2018

Travel Goals: Jessica Nabongo Wants to Be the 1st Black Woman to Visit Every Country – The Root: June 2018

Women & Travel: Part V, The Catch Me If You Can – Res Ipsa: June 2018

She Wants To Be The First Black Woman To Visit Every Country. Here’s What She’s Learned. – HuffPost: May 2018

The 12 Things Every Expat Needs To Do Before Moving Abroad – Forbes: May 2018

Former UN Employee Jessica Nabongo Will Become the First Black Woman to Visit Every Country in the World – Culture Trip: May 2018

Jessica Nabongo, World Traveller Extraordinaire, Provides Top Tips On How To Travel – Arise TV: May 2018

She’s trying to be the first black woman to visit every country – CNN Travel: April 2018

How Jessica Nabongo Will Become The First Black Woman To Visit Every Country – Forbes: April 2018

Can You Visit Every Country in the World Without Burning Out?: Travelogue Podcast – Conde Nast Traveler: April 2018

All Your Solo Travel Questions—Answered – Conde Nast Traveler: April 2018

What It’s Really Like to Turn Travel Into a Full-Time Job – Conde Nast Traveler: April 2018

Meet The Black Woman On A Quest To Visit Every Country In The World – Travelnoire: April 2018

15 Popular Travel Destinations You Should Avoid In The Summer – HuffPost: March 2018

17 friends help photographer celebrate his birthday with epic photo shoot in Bali – Good Morning America: March 2018

33 Female Storytellers Who Are Changing the Face of Travel – Passion Passport: March 2018

Be the Change—”Putting One Person On a Team Doesn’t Make It Diverse” – My Domaine: March 2018

Trump is Making Black Americans Want to Travel Abroad More – Vice News: February 2018

The 33-Year-Old Who Left A Six-Figure Job To Start A Travel Company – Forbes: February 2018

When I Fell in Love with Travel: As Told By Female Travel Bloggers – Wanderluluu: February 2018

Intentionally or Ignorantly, the Creative Industry Perpetuates a Supremacist Standard of Beauty. – You Belong Now: February 2018

Women Who Travel Podcast: The Travel Industry Needs to Do More for Women of Color – Conde Nast Traveler: January 2018

The idea of home has always been elusive: Entrepreneur Jessica Nabongo – Aerostorie: January 2018

In the Studio: Jessica Nambowa – Milhouse: November 2015

Jessica || 56 Countries – Geektreks: October 2015

The Party’s Over … Over My Budget, That Is – NY Times: June 2015

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ j. nambowa AKA “Catch Me If You Can” – Jetsetter Problems: May 2015

Mission Expat: How to Launch Your Global Career (Video) – Travel Noire: October 2014

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The Future of Travel: A Collective Effort – Perspectives Quarterly Issue 8, The Future: January 2021

This $190 Serum Helped My Skin Survive 170 Flights – Condé Nast Traveler: February 2020

Oh, The Places You Can Go! – Mosaic Digital: January 2019

Exploring Wakanda: Visit the Countries Represented in Black Panther – CheapOAir’s Miles Away Blog: February 2018

What a Wonderful World: Our Top 10 Destinations for 2018 – Mosaic Digital of Morgan Stanley: January 2018

My Life is Not a Vacation, It Just Looks Like It – Ebony Magazine: April 2017

Uruguay: An Escape to a South American Jewel – Upward Magazine: August 2016

Four African Trips to Take in 2016 – We Are Africa: January 2016

5 Things You Must Do In Rome – Travel Noire: September 2015

7 Tips for Planning Your First Trip to Africa – Travel Noire: January 2015

Guide to a Successful Group Trip – Travel Noire: September 2014

Love Life of a Nomad – Travel Noire: February 2014

Top 4 Things to Do in Detroit – Travel Noire: December 2013

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