The world is our playground. We love a challenge. We are fans of Nellie Bly. In 1889, she was the first to show us what the world had to offer to those who dare to venture there.
Alone, Nellie Bly embarked on her incredible world tour, and completed it in just 72 days, beating her predecessor Jules Verne. From New Jersey bound for London, she then headed for France, Italy, crossing Egypt by the Suez Canal, Singapore, and Hong Kong to finally begin her return to the United States by the Pacific.
If she did, you are capable of all the more. Beat your own world record by traveling as you wish. Whether you are a woman, a man, alone or accompanied, if you want to travel and really want to: travel! Ultimately, every great adventure begins with a click, that little momentum that challenges us and prompts us to discover a world full of surprises.
Breaking down barriers to women’s day
Nellie Bly journalist feminist, known to be the first woman to tour the world in 1889, 130 years ago! In addition, by beating Jules Verne’s record of 8 days, in his novel “Around the world in 80 days”. Now, let’s find the story in context.
Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly
Her real name was Elizabeth and was born in Pennsylvania in 1864. She was part of a modest American family. It is thanks to her way of thinking and seeing the world that she found her place in the world of journalism, How did she do? After a sexist column in the Pittsburgh Dispatch newspaper, she sent a letter to the editor, using the pseudonym “Orphan Solitaire”. Realizing the quality of it, the editor offered him a job in the newspaper as a reporter. He was the one who gave Lizzie the pseudonym Nellie Bly.
after some research, she sent to the women’s section, which prompted her to quit her job and travel to New York. there, she applied for a job at New York, under Joseph Pulitzer, who hired her.
at her first job at the World, she was interned in a mental asylum on which she was to write an article. In the report, she wrote entitled “Ten Days in an Asylum”, she denounced several cases of abuse that were committed inside. Thus was born his particular style of writing, journalism on the cover.
Around the world in 72 days
In 1888, Jules Verne’s bestselling novel “Around the World in 80 Days”, was 15 years old at the time and New York World was therefore very interested in reporting on a feat like this. Who was the person responsible for carrying out this work? We are the day of the woman, so it is obvious that it was not responsible, but if, responsible.
The manager was Nellie Bly. She represented the feminine gender and having an adventurous and researching spirit, and has chosen to be the adventure of more than 40,000 kilometers around the world.
Nellie Bly left New York on November 14th, 1989, crossed the Atlantic to reach Southampton, then take a train to London then passed through the Canal to disembark in Calais, and traveled by train to Paris, then stopped to Amiens where he met Jules Verne in, who thought the feat would be impossible to beat, he said: “Miss if you manage to do it in 79 days, I will congratulate you publicly”.
Convinced that she would succeed, Nellie Bly continued her adventure passing through Brindisi in Italy, crossing the Mediterranean, the Suez Canal, the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and the whole ocean to arrive in Colombo in Sri Lanka, and passed through Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Yokohama, then crossed the Pacific to San Francisco.
She arrived in New York City on January 25, 1890, after 72 days, 6 hours, 11 minutes, and a few seconds. By beating an unthinkable record at that time, even less for a woman who sailed alone, without accompanied and without the protection of any man.
This feat has made Nellie Bly a true inspiration to women around the world.
A world with a lot of Nellie Bly
A few months ago. Cassandra De Pecol became the first woman to travel all the countries of the world at the age of 27. Like Nellie Bly, Cassie is a woman who has empowered other women. we live in a world that, although there continues to be a divide of inequality and sexism, it is increasingly a world of women.
On Women’s Day, we want to invite you to be another Nellie Bly! leave an imprint, travel, discover, explore the world and surround yourself with cultures that have left us with an invaluable legacy.
Nellie Bly’s feat took place 130 years ago! and today we still speak of her to give women the importance they deserve in human history. What are you waiting for to start your next adventure? Let’s go travel the world!