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Women and travelling

It has always been stated that it’s more difficult to travel as a woman, than as a man (Of course!) Life as it is now is still to be worked on for this parity subject. Nowadays, it seems to be easier as generations go. But in the end, women are always facing more dangers than men and they probably deserve an article!

In 1889, journalists Nellie Bly were the first Lady to traverse the world in 80 days without a male escort. The project was born with the idea of beating Phileas Fogg, hero of Jules Verne’s “Around the World in Eighty Days”. She did more than 40.000 kilometers in 72 day and 6 hours…

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Nellie Bly – H. J. Myers, photographer

Born in 1897. Amelia Mary Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She did her first Transatlantic solo flight in 1932. 3 years later, on January the 11th, Earhart became the first aviator to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. She disappeared over the Pacific in 1937 while trying to circumnavigate the globe, and became a legend.

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Amelia Mary Earhart – Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington

Early 21st Century, Audrey Walsworth of Marceline became the only woman to visit every country in the world. She first left America to visit Lithuania in 1969, and some years later- in 2009- had travelled about 300 countries and territories.

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Photo courtesy Audrey Walsworth.

In 2016, Cassie De Pecol has already travelled 181 countries! She is on a mission to visit all 193 UN countries in the world in record speed (Which is now 3 years and 3 months) with a goal of Peace and sustainability. Her project is named Expedition 196 and can be see there : https://expedition196.com/

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Cassie de Pecol – Pinterest

Pascaline Marie

celia@travel-insight.fr

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