The most interesting female explorers in the world The most interesting female explorers in the world
We owe a lot to the world's most interesting female explorers. In memory of the centennial anniversary, where women have the right to vote, we find it useful to remind women who have pioneered the world in the last 100 years.
In memory of the centenary of women's suffrage, we highlight the women who have pioneered the exploration of the world in the last 100 years. The first woman to reach the highest peaks in every continent; and the first Black woman to host her own travel TV show to fly her own plane to remote islands around the world. While we will never again accept our freedom to travel after the epidemic, we owe a lot to these pioneering women who paved the way for all our adventures, even those that haven't happened yet.
First Black Woman to Host The Travel Series: Kellee Edwards
Indonesia - Alaska
Nicknamed "The Most Interesting Woman in the World" by Outside magazine, hosting Mysterious Islands on the Travel Channel, Kellee Edwards is a licensed pilot and expert diver who flew herself to remote islands for high adrenaline adventures. He said he loves exploring Indonesian caves covered with thousands of buried corpses, free diving with matriarchal divers in South Korea, and piloting a plane in Alaska's temperamental Aleutian Chain.
On what motivated Edwards to follow this unexplored path, "I wanted to change what the face of discovery and adventure looks like. Despite what history and the media would want you to believe, I showed that not only white men but also black women can fly."
Journalist for Women's Rights: Nellie Bly
Hoboken, New Jersey
Nellie Bly, an American journalism pioneer who advocates for women's rights, once spent 10 days uncovering what happened in New York City's famous Blackwell's Island women's shelter. He is also known for breaking the "worldwide in 80 days" record, inspired by the Jules Verne novel. In 1889, 72 days in a steamship, train, rickshaw, horse and donkey circled the world.
Suffragist Motorcyclists: Van Buren Sisters
From New York City to San Francisco
Brothers Augusta Van Buren and Adeline Van Buren were the first women to ride a motorcycle alone on the US continent in 1916 - a 60-day and 5,500-mile journey. Their cross-country travel showed that women could serve as military couriers as well as men for intelligence reports in World War I.
The First Black Female Pilot: Bessie Coleman
Le Crotoy, France
"The sky is the only place free from prejudices," said American Bessie Coleman, the first Black woman to become a pilot. In 1921, he was also the first Black person to gain an international pilot's license in France. "Queen Bess" of Native American origin, as she is known, gave air demonstrations and raised funds for an African American flight school.