9 Intrepid Women Explorers – HISTORY

Alison Rombough

Table of Contents Gudrid Thorbjarnardottir: New World ExplorerJeanne Baret: Botanist and High Seas AdventurerSacagawea: Native Guide and Translator to Lewis and ClarkIsabella Bird: Victorian AdventurerNellie Bly: Pioneering Investigative ReporterHarriet Chalmers Adams: Turn-of-the-Century Explorer and JournalistGussie and Addie Van Buren: Cross-Country Motorcycling SistersAnnie Londonderry: Pioneering CyclistValentina Tereshkova: First Woman in Space […]

In the words of Gussie Van Buren, one-half of the sister duo that first traversed America by motorcycle, “woman can if she will.” Here’s a look at some of the most inspiring women adventurers in history who flouted societal conventions, broke barriers and proved that women can journey as far and as high as any man.

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