Go Back   > >
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 19, 12, 10:41 am   #1
Formerly known as MLW20
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Programs: AA LT GOLD, Delta, UA/Continental & many others
Posts: 635
National Geographic: Famous Great Travelers

National Geographic has an interesting photo-slideshow of Famous Great Travelers

The travelers listed are from various time periods showing how travel and exploration have always been important to people all over the world. In fact of the 10 travelers mentioned only a few had the opportunity to travel by plane!

I haven't heard of all of these travelers but they all have an interesting story. Many of them were also authors.

Here is the list:

The Classical Traveler: Homer (Eighth Century B.C.)
The Mapmaker: Strabo (64 B.C.- A.D. 24)
The Passionate Pilgrim: Xuanzang (602- 664)
The Globe Spinner: Ibn Battuta (1304- 1369)
The Global Gastronaut: Thomas Jefferson (1743- 1826)
The High Flier: Isabella Lucy Bird (1831- 1904)
The Ultimate Nomad: Freya Stark (1893- 1993)
The Rugged Individual: Bruce Chatwin (1940- 1989)
The Nicest Nomad: Michael Palin (1943- Present)
The Boldest Adventuress: Kira Salak (1971- Present)

Check out full slide show and find out some info about each traveler on NatGeo HERE

Last edited by cblaisd; Aug 20, 12 at 7:57 am Reason: Removed referral link
MichaelWTravels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 20, 12, 6:17 am   #2
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 634
Only a passing mention of Marco Polo?
acunningham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 20, 12, 8:51 am   #3
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NYC (often in Thailand, Israel and Sweden)
Programs: Turkish Elite, AA Platinum, Royal Orchid Plus Silver
Posts: 340
What about Benjamin of Tudela???
larrythai is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump
Contact Us - FlyerTalk - Archive - Top