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National Geographic: Famous Great Travelers

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National Geographic has an interesting photo-slideshow of Famous Great Travelers
The travelers listed are from various time periods showing how travel and exploration have always been important to people all over the world. In fact of the 10 travelers mentioned only a few had the opportunity to travel by plane!
I haven’t heard of all of these travelers but they all have an interesting story. Many of them were also authors.
Here is the list:
  1. The Classical Traveler: Homer (Eighth Century B.C.)
  2. The Mapmaker: Strabo (64 B.C.- A.D. 24)
  3. The Passionate Pilgrim: Xuanzang (602- 664)
  4. The Globe Spinner: Ibn Battuta (1304- 1369)
  5. The Global Gastronaut: Thomas Jefferson  (1743- 1826)
  6. The High Flier: Isabella Lucy Bird (1831- 1904)
  7. The Ultimate Nomad: Freya Stark (1893- 1993)
  8. The Rugged Individual: Bruce Chatwin (1940- 1989)
  9. The Nicest Nomad: Michael Palin (1943- Present)
  10. The Boldest Adventuress: Kira Salak (1971- Present)
Check out full slide show and find out some info about each traveler on NatGeo HERE

The Perfect Airport from National Geographic Traveler

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Nat Geo Traveler lists the best airports around the world for a variety of different categories.

Here are the categories:

  • Architecture- Barajas, Madrid, Spain
  • Kids Area– Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA
  • Souvenirs– Hand-carved wooden animal figurines from Out of Africa at Tambo,Johannesburg, South Africa & 4 more listed
  • Place to Spend the Day-Changi, Singapore
  • Wi-Fi- San Francisco, California, USA
  • Local Eats– Ronnybrook Farms milk shakes at Custom Burgers by Pat LaFrieda at LaGuardia Airport, NY  & 4 more listed
  • High Art– Schiphol, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Retail Therapy– Heathrow, London, England
  • Independent Bookstores– Three in the USA- Milwaukee, WI, Portland, OR & Raleigh, NC
  • Designed With Travelers in Mind– Munich, Germany

To find out what makes each of these airports stand out, read the full Nat Geo Traveler article here.