Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: Luxembourg, Lussemburgo
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: On foot-A piedi-A pied
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Around the World-Giro del mondo-Tour du monde
Inscriptions-Iscrizioni-Inscriptions: Un boy-scout luxembourgeois faisant le tour du monde à pied
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Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: Nellie Bly; Pink; Cochrane
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: USA
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: 1864-1922
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: Various-Diversi-Différents
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Around the World-Giro del mondo-Tour du monde
Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Bly
Wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q230299
Additional references-Riferimenti complementari-Références complémentaires: Scatamacchia C., Nellie Bly: Un'avventurosa giornalista e viaggiatrice americana dell'Ottocento, Perugia : Morlacchi Editore, 2002. Wong E., Around the World and Across the Board: Nellie Bly and the Geography of Games, American Studies Department, Rutgers University, 2005.

In 1888, Bly suggested to her editor at the New York World that she take a trip around the world, attempting to turn the fictional Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) into fact for the first time. A year later, at 9:40 a.m. on November 14, 1889, and with two days' notice, she boarded the Augusta Victoria, a steamer of the Hamburg America Line, and began her 40,070 kilometer journey.

She took with her the dress she was wearing, a sturdy overcoat, several changes of underwear, and a small travel bag carrying her toiletry essentials. She carried most of her money (£200 in English bank notes and gold, as well as some American currency) in a bag tied around her neck.

The New York newspaper Cosmopolitan sponsored its own reporter, Elizabeth Bisland, to beat the time of both Phileas Fogg and Bly. Bisland would travel the opposite way around the world, starting on the same day as Bly took off. Bly, however, did not learn of Bisland's journey until reaching Hong Kong. She dismissed the cheap competition. "I would not race," she said. "If someone else wants to do the trip in less time, that is their concern."

To sustain interest in the story, the World organized a "Nellie Bly Guessing Match" in which readers were asked to estimate Bly's arrival time to the second, with the Grand Prize consisting at first of a free trip to Europe and, later on, spending money for the trip.

During her travels around the world, Bly went through England, France (where she met Jules Verne in Amiens), Brindisi, the Suez CanalColombo (Ceylon), the Straits Settlements of Penang and Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. The development of efficient submarine cable networks and the electric telegraph allowed Bly to send short progress reports, although longer dispatches had to travel by regular post and thus were often delayed by several weeks.

Bly traveled using steamships and the existing railroad systems, which caused occasional setbacks, particularly on the Asian leg of her race. During these stops, she visited a leper colony in China and, in Singapore, she bought a monkey.

As a result of rough weather on her Pacific crossing, she arrived in San Francisco on the White Star Line ship RMS Oceanic on January 21, two days behind schedule. However, after World owner Pulitzer chartered a private train to bring her home, she arrived back in New Jersey on January 25, 1890, at 3:51 pm.

 

Just over seventy-two days after her departure from Hoboken, Bly was back in New York. She had circumnavigated the globe, traveling alone for almost the entire journey. Bisland was, at the time, still crossing the Atlantic, only to arrive in New York four and a half days later. She also had missed a connection and had to board a slow, old ship (the Bothnia) in the place of a fast ship (Etruria). Bly's journey was a world record, although it was bettered a few months later by George Francis Train, whose first circumnavigation in 1870 possibly had been the inspiration for Verne's novel. Train completed the journey in 67 days, and on his third trip in 1892 in 60 days. By 1913, Andre Jaeger-Schmidt, Henry Frederick, and John Henry Mears had improved on the record, the latter completing the journey in fewer than 36 days. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Bly 

 

http://museumoftravel.org/index.php/en/bibliotheque/45-around-the-world-in-seventy-two-days 

A questo proposito va notato che così come Bly non fu la prima donna americana a diventare reporter, ella non fu neanche la prima donna a fare il giro del mondo da sola; ma in entrambi i casi introdusse in tali ambiti delle novità che ne trasformarono le precedenti modalità e resero unica la sua esperienza. Nel caso del viaggio intorno al mondo, Bly fu la prima donna a fare una corsa contro il tempo che, combinando il tema della velocità - legato al progresso tecnico - con quello della trasgressione, risultò particolarmente attraente agli occhi del pubblico americano; inoltre la grande pubblicità data all'evento dal quotidiano che lo sponsorizzava contribuì al successo strepitoso dell'impresa. (Scatamacchia, 2002)

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Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: UK, Inglese, Anglais
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: 1890-1976
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: Various-Diversi-Différents
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Around the World-Giro del mondo-Tour du monde
Internet: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agatha_Christie
Wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q35064
Additional references-Riferimenti complementari-Références complémentaires: Christie, Agatha. The Grand Tour: Around the World with the Queen of Mystery. New York: William Morrow Paperbacks, 2013.

Unpublished for 90 years, Agatha Christie’s extensive and evocative letters and photographs from her year-long round-the-world trip to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America as part of the British trade mission for the famous 1924 Empire Exhibition.
In 1922 Agatha Christie set sail on a 10-month voyage around the British Empire with her husband as part of a trade mission to promote the forthcoming British Empire Exhibition. Leaving her two-year-old daughter behind with her sister, Agatha set sail at the end of January and did not return until December, but she kept up a detailed weekly correspondence with her mother, describing in detail the exotic places and people she encountered as the mission travelled through South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Canada.
The extensive and previously unpublished letters are accompanied by hundreds of photos taken on her portable camera as well as some of the original letters, postcards, newspaper cuttings and memorabilia collected by Agatha on her trip.
Edited and introduced by Agatha Christie’s grandson, Mathew Prichard, this unique travelogue reveals a new side to Agatha Christie, demonstrating how her appetite for exotic plots and locations for her books began with this eye-opening trip, which took place just after only her second novel had been published (the first leg of the tour to South Africa is very clearly the inspiration for the book she wrote immediately afterwards, The Man in the Brown Suit). The letters are full of tales of seasickness and sunburn, motor trips and surf boarding, and encounters with welcoming locals and overbearing Colonials.
The Grand Tour is a book steeped in history, sure to fascinate anyone interested in the lost world of the 1920s. Coming from the pen of Britain’s biggest literary export and the world’s most widely translated author, it is also a fitting tribute to Agatha Christie and is sure to fascinate her legions of worldwide fans.

 

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Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: -
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: France-Francia
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: 1889–1963
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: Various-Diversi-Différents
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Around the World-Giro del mondo-Tour du monde
Internet: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Cocteau
Wikidata: https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q83158
Additional references-Riferimenti complementari-Références complémentaires: Cocteau, Jean. Il mio primo viaggio. DeAgostini, 1964.

It was actually Cocteau's Algerian companion Marcel Khill who suggested the 1936 80 Days trip. To make the deadline Cocteau and Khill took an airplane over the American West (that Cocteau himself felt this was cheating is signalled by his need to rationalize it on the grounds Verne overestimated USA rail speed in his published account.)

(INCIPIT)
Prima di iniziare il racconto di questo giro del mondo, è molto importante spiegarne il motivo e mettere chiaramente al corrente il lettore della nostra impresa.
Tutti conoscono il Giro del mondo in ottanta Giorni. Il capolavoro di Jules Verne, con la copertina rossa e oro da libro di premio, la commedia che ne hanno tratta, dietro il sipario rosso e oro dello Châtelet, hanno eccitato la nostra infanzia e ci hanno dato, più che la vista di un mappamondo, l'amore delle avventure e il desiderio di viaggiare.

Cocteau, Jean. Il mio primo viaggio. DeAgostini, 1964.

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Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: Poland, Polonia, Polonie
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: On foot-A piedi-A pied
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Around the World-Giro del mondo-Tour du monde
Inscriptions-Iscrizioni-Inscriptions: Tour du monde - Cibrowski Jean polonais sportif. La vente de cette carte est pour se soutenir
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Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: Various-Diversi-Différents
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: -
Additional references-Riferimenti complementari-Références complémentaires: Connell J., Some humorous experiences of a globe trotter, Ellis Pub., 1915.
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Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: Capitano Clarke
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: UK, Inglese, Anglais
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: On foot-A piedi-A pied
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Around the World-Giro del mondo-Tour du monde
Inscriptions-Iscrizioni-Inscriptions: Walking Round The World 30'500 Miles
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Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: -
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: Various-Diversi-Différents
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Europe-Europa, Africa
Inscriptions-Iscrizioni-Inscriptions: Voyage pour propager l'Esperanto à travers l'Europe et l'Afrique du Nord, fait par W. Conrad, Espérantiste, en 4 ans. La vente de ces cartes est le seul moyen pour ce voyage.
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Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: -
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: Bike, tricycle-Bicicletta, triciclo-Vélo, tricycle
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: Europe-Europa, Africa
Additional references-Riferimenti complementari-Références complémentaires: Clough N., Two-wheel trek: Manchester to Cape Town – by bicycle, London, Arrow, 1983.
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Alias-Pseudonimo-Pseudonyme: Caribou Bill
Nationality-Nazionalità-Nationalité: -
Birth/death-Nascita/morte-Naissance/mort: -
Means of transport-Mezzo di trasporto-Moyen de transport: On foot-A piedi-A pied
Geographical description-Riferimento geografico-Référence géographique: -
Internet: https://localwiki.org/hsl/William_F._Cooper
Additional references-Riferimenti complementari-Références complémentaires: "On a World Tour with a Dog Team", New York Times, May 23, 1910.

Bill and his dogs started from Nome in October, 1908, on a four years’ globe-trotting jaunt, and has been since trekking eastward, stopping now and then to rest himself and his animal friends and to have a little fun on the way.
Incidentally, Bill’s friends say he left Nome without a cent in his pocket, for one of the stipulations, if he is to win a purse of $10,000, said to have been offered by the Nome Sweepstakes Association, is that he must earn his own way around the world by Dec. 25, 1912.
New York Times, 23.05.1910

William F. Cooper, known as Caribou Bill, came to Saranac Lake about 1910 and set up a small studio complex on Edgewood Road. He had traveled here from Seattle, Washington, via Washington, DC, and New York City, purportedly by dog sled, having started out to circumnavigate the globe by dog sled in fulfillment of a ten thousand dollar challenge by the Nome Sweepstakes Association.

https://localwiki.org/hsl/William_F._Cooper

 

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