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How Jessica Nabongo Will Become The First Black Woman To Visit Every Country

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How Jessica Nabongo Will Become The First Black Woman To Visit Every Country

By Alexandra Talty

With 13 months on the clock, Jessica Nabongo has set herself up for a lofty goal: to visit every country in the world.

“I am not new to travel,” says Nabongo. The Millennial first went abroad when she was six years old, and since then has lived on four continents in five countries.

If she succeeds, she’ll be the first black woman to do so, as well as the first Ugandan. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Nabongo is an American with dual citizenship, as her parents emigrated to the United States from Uganda.

“I travel in a very different way versus someone who goes to see every country in 18 months,” says Nabongo. A globetrotter at heart, she is comfortable with the digital nomad life.  “I have a deep and intense knowledge of the world.”

Funding the globetrotter’s trip to every country in the world 

Nabongo’s goal is to hit the 195 UN member countries and observing states, which includes the Vatican and Palestine. She has 89 to go, before her self-imposed deadline of May 15, 2019, which is also her 35th birthday.

The Millennial first decided to visit every country in the world a year ago, while in Bali, Indonesia. Since then, …

 

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