A Race of Discovery

by Travelbag on 08 June 2017, 15:06PM

The human race has had an obsession with exploring the world and conquering new lands for thousands of years. From Christopher Columbus’s journey across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492 discovering the New World to Elon Musk’s future plans to reach Mars by 2020, our ancestors have uncovered almost every inch of the earth and inspired our generation to venture beyond our own planet.

We’ve listed some of the most iconic explorers in history, pitting them against modern-day technology to see how fast these past and present journeys really were or are. See how these inspiring adventures across land and sea translate to our modern world of supersonic jets, high-speed bullet trains and futuristic hyper-loop vacuum tubes.

Since our eldest explorer Marco Polo’s journey along the Silk Road in 1271, these 13 trailblazers have covered a mammoth 140,075,887 miles. With constant advancements in travel technology, it’s predicted that these replicated journeys could increase in speed by a further 99.95% by the year 2017, skyrocketing us around the world!

You’ll be amazed at just how far we’ve come!

Click the image and start exploring!

A Race to Discovery

 

If these 13 iconic explorers leave you feeling inspired and filled with wanderlust, you can follow in their footsteps by recreating their journeys and visiting some of the incredible destinations mentioned, such as Australia, the Caribbean and South Africa.

Speak to an expert and find out more about how you can create your own tailor-made holiday today.


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