Detroit native Jessica Nabongo has just 82 countries left to visit to secure the title.
Discover the human voices behind the headlines in the new Huffington Post Original series THE ZAINAB SALBI PROJECT. Zainab Salbi, author, activist, and founder of Women for Women International fearlessly travels the world shedding light on global issues through the incredible personal stories of people who are struggling, surviving and thriving in a sea of conflict. Join Zainab as she explores the uncomfortable questions, shatters stereotypes, and courageously reveals the humanity we all share.
If you think I’m full of contradiction, you’re right.
UNESCO's list of protected locales are as stunning as they are diverse.
Tired of spending your workday sitting in an office? Or maybe you've just come back from a trip, and you've got a serious case of wanderlust? If you're like me, then you know that the more places you travel, the more you want to see and explore.
For every person that pitches in to help me live my dream, I will find a way to help them live theirs. While an act of kindness from an individual may feel small, when scaled across a network of people, these acts can cumulatively change someone's life.
Ages ago, when I first got cable TV, I got it for one reason: the Travel channel.
"Don't be afraid. Be aware."
I recently discovered a secret Greece has been hiding from the world. It's called Meteora. The town is a hidden gem, a few hours from Athens. Fully prepared to be swept off my feet by the island of Santorini, I fell in love instead with this magical place, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
I couldn't believe it -- I had jumped into the pages of National Geographic. I had sprung myself across a rickety makeshift bridge, gaping at a raging river in the highlands of West Papua, Indonesia, and there I stood, mesmerized by a procession of men wearing nothing but feathers in their hair and koteka, gourds, on their penises.
Yes, it's true! People get into a massive water fight in Thailand... and they do this once a year!