The world of international travel has mainly been white for decades. Black women revealed to Insider that their travels served as therapeutic experiences. Some said that compared to other countries, the US had the most incidents of racism. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Every country in the globe has been visited by fewer than 300 people. One of them is Jessica Nabongo .
The “The Catch Me If You Can” author set a personal goal to explore the world by the time she turned 35. She started traveling when she was 4 years old with her family.
Nabongo persevered because she believed in mankind. “I have no fear of strangers, and as a Black woman, I have traveled alone to 89 different nations. The goodwill of strangers made my travel amazing “She spoke to Insider.
Because of the individuals she encountered, she primarily thinks about South Sudan, Somalia, and Afghanistan.
Because it wasn’t what everyone expected, I believe it was a truly fantastic opportunity for me to travel there, have those experiences, and then share them with others.
According to Nabongo, she has experienced the most prejudice in the United States, so she advises Black people to get over their reservations about traveling.