"I want to see the world. Follow a map to its edges, and keep going. Forgo the plans. Trust my instincts. Let curiosity be my guide.
I want to change hemispheres and sleep with unfamiliar stars and let the journey unfold before me." Maptia
is on a mission to gather first-person stories from travelers, "to create the most inspirational map in the world." [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Nov 12, 2013 -
is chock full of stuff to tickle the imagination of anyone who has enjoyed science fiction accounts of space travel. You can move your cursor over the "Show topic list" button in the top right corner of the page and start exploring.
posted by Egg Shen
on Sep 29, 2012 -
Hints to Travellers
served as the Royal Geographical Societies
unofficial bible, used by late 19th and early 20th century British explorers such as Shackleton, Scott, Richard Burton, Col. Perry Fawcett and other legends who carried it into the field as a practical state of the art manual of gentlemanly exploration. Indiana Jones no doubt has his own copy too. Don't leave home without it! [more inside]
posted by stbalbach
on Feb 3, 2009 -
is a goldmine of travel accounts, from Hakluyt's Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of The English Nation
and Bartram's Travels Through North &South Carolina, Georgia, East &West Florida,the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws
to the Journals of Lewis and Clark
and Washinton Irving's Astoria; Or, Anecdotes Of An Enterprise Beyond The Rocky Mountains
and Dickens's Pictures from Italy
and Lafcadio Hearn's Glimpses of an Unfamiliar Japan
(from which I took the post title) to... well, find your own favorites. There's an astonishing amount of stuff there. "Of course you will act according to your own plans, and do what you think best—but FIND LIVINGSTONE!
posted by languagehat
on Oct 17, 2005 -
The Long Riders' Guild
is an association of equestrian explorers who have ridden more than 1,000 continuous miles on a single equestrian journey.
posted by signal
on Dec 3, 2002 -