Japan expeditions

Nellie Bly: Around the World in 72 Days

Nellie Bly was a pioneering American journalist and women's rights advocate. In 1889, she embarked on an epic journey around the world in an attempt to break the record set by Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg in the novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Bly traveled by boat, train, and other modes of transportation, covering a distance of more than 24,000 miles in just 72 days, 6 hours, and 11 minutes. During her trip, Bly encountered a variety of challenges, including language barriers, cultural differences, and logistical difficulties. Despite these obstacles, she remained determined to complete her journey and set a new record for fastest trip around the world. Along the way, Bly wrote articles and dispatches for the New York World newspaper, documenting her experiences and observations. Bly's journey captivated the public's imagination and made her a celebrity. Upon her return, she was greeted with a ticker-tape parade in New York City and received numerous awards and accolades for her achievement. Bly's expedition Around the World in 72 Days was a remarkable feat of endurance and determination, and it cemented her place as a pioneering figure in the field of journalism.

📅 Duration

From 1889 A.D. to 1890 A.D.

🤠 Explorers

📍 Route

Nellie Bly: Around the World in 72 Days expedition route

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