Nellie Bly’s Round the World Journey — 125th Anniversary

In an earlier post, I wrote about Nellie Bly, the pioneering American journalist who broke all records for Victorian era around-the-world travel with her 72-day global trek by land and sea.

In 1889 Nellie Bly circuited the world in 72 days by sea and land, a record breaking trek.

In 1889 Nellie Bly circuited the world in 72 days by sea and land, a record breaking trek.

Now, the Royal Geographic Society has registered an expedition by a British-American writer who is following Nellie’s route to honor the 125th anniversary of the fastest-yet global circuit in 1889.

Journalist Rosemary Brown is circuiting the globe in 21st century style by air and blogging along Nellie Bly’s route with slight changes due to current conflicts and border problems. Too bad there aren’t more trans-oceanic ships that accept passengers! Check out:  Nellie Bly in the Sky.

 

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5 Responses to Nellie Bly’s Round the World Journey — 125th Anniversary

  1. This is too fab! Thanks so much Peaty. Love Rosemary

    Rosemary J Brown 11 Canonbury Park South London N1 2JR

    • Carly Dinnin says:

      Dear Rosemary,

      My name is Carly Dinnin and I am a Junior at Saint Joseph High School near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Students are encouraged to participate in the National History Day Competition in downtown Pittsburgh. This year, my partners and I have chosen Nellie Bly as our topic under the theme of “Leadership and Legacy”. I believe that Nellie Bly was a pioneer of investigative journalism and challenged social constraints in a primarily male dominant era. After reading about your journey and interest in Nellie Bly, I thought it would be perfect to interview you with your knowledge on the topic. If you are interested in answering a few questions, I would be delighted to speak with you further!

      Best,

      Carly

  2. Pingback: ‘Thumbs up’ for Nellie Bly in the Sky from Adventure Travel Writer | Nellie Bly in the Sky

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