Famous Travel Expeditions

Famous Travel Expeditions

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Famous Travel Expeditions: Roald Amundsen’s Journey to the South Pole

When Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen decided that he wanted to lead the first successful expedition to the South Pole, he didn’t tell many people what he had in mind. After all, he was already...

Famous Travel Expeditions: Nellie Bly

When American journalist Nellie Bly realized how badly she needed a vacation, she challenged herself to travel around the world in fewer than 80 days, an idea that came to her in the middle...

Famous Travel Expeditions: The First Summit of Mount Everest

Reaching the summit of Mount Everest is no easy feat. Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the attempt, and topics like safety and tourism on the mountain become more controversial with every...

Famous Travel Expeditions: Machu Picchu and Hiram Bingham

Saying that American explorer Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu is, at best, a revisionist version of history. His expedition succeeded only because Peruvian soldiers and local farmers stepped in to help; without them, Bingham...