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Five female travellers to celebrate on International Women’s Day

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Most people are familiar with the achievements and discoveries of the prominent male adventurers throughout history, but today let's forget about them. Today, International Women's Day, is a day to celebrate the achievement of female travellers and embrace girl power!


Isabella Bird

Despite her poor health and the constraints of a repressive system, Isabella managed to travel extensively into her old age. In 1854, at the age of 23, she travelled to the U.S, which was the basis of her first successful book 'An Englishwoman in America'. This was just the beginning of her adventures; later travels included Hawaii, most of Asia and Morocco. Whilst on her travels, she founded a hospital in India as well as helping British soldiers survey the Persian Gulf. Her greatest achievement was in 1892, where she became the first woman to be inducted into the Royal Geographical Society, forever leaving her mark on history.

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Jeanne Baré

A French sailor and botanist in the 18th century, Jeanne Baré (aka Jean Baret) is widely regarding as the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. In a male dominated society, the only way she could accomplish her dream was to disguise herself as a man. When her lover, Philibert de Commerson was hired by the French government to sail the world and conduct botanic research, the couple conspired to hide Baré's gender by dressing her in men’s attire. The plan worked for over a year, until the crew arrived in the South Pacific and some islanders uncovered the truth. Nevertheless, when Baré finally returned to France, the Navy decided to “grant to this extraordinary woman a pension of two hundred livres a year”.

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Amelia Earhart

Aviator Amelia Earhart, born in 1897 in Kansas was widely know as 'Lady Lindy'. In 1922 she broke the woman's world altitude record. Later in life she accumulated more remarkable flights, most notably becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928, as well as the first woman to fly the Atlantic solo in 1932. Her death is surrounded in mystery, whilst attempting to set a record for flying around the world, Earhart and her plane disappeared. Recent evidence suggests she crash landed on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific and lived out the rest of her days there.

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Annie Cohen Kopchovsky

In 1894, Annie Cohen Kopchovsky, a young mother of three small children, made a bet that she could circle the globe by bicycle and earn $5,000 during the trip. Annie proved that a woman could have not only the physical capabilities and orientation skills to accomplish such a remarkable feat, but also the ability to survive independently. Not only did she complete the challenge, but inventively gathered $5,000 by selling photos of herself and renting advertising space on her body and bicycle.

Five female travellers to celebrate on International Women’s Day



Cassandra De Pecol

Over the past 18 months, American traveller Cassandra De Pecol has been visiting every country in the world to raise awareness of 'World Peace among the Sovereign Nations'. Using crowdfunding and corporate sponsorship, she gathered the $198,000 budgeted for the trip. The voyage took less than half the time of the previous World Record holder and Cassandra needed 5 passports to make space for the stamps and visas she accumulated!


Five female travellers to celebrate on International Women’s Day