Francis Drake – Part 5 – Across the Pacific and Home

In part 5 of our series on Francis Drake, the English explorer sets out from modern-day California towards Asia. Drake will reach the fabled Spice Islands, and then head west - rounding the southern tip of Africa - and head home to England. In doing so, he will become only the second person to circumnavigate … Continue reading Francis Drake – Part 5 – Across the Pacific and Home

Nellie Bly and the Race Around the World – Part 1

In 1889, a New York journalist, Nellie Bly, at the behest of her newspaper, the New York World, began a journey to civrcumnativage the globe. Her goal was to best Phileas Fogg - the hero of Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days." Little did she know that a rival publication would send their … Continue reading Nellie Bly and the Race Around the World – Part 1