The Intrepid Woman Traveler


“I am a woman who has traveled all over the world, who has eaten with chopsticks and sat tailor fashion.” –Margaret Brown By the 19th century a new class of solo women travelers appeared in the United States and Europe. These women traveled not to accompany husbands but to please themselves, venturing beyond destinations considered [...]

The Intrepid Woman Traveler2012-02-29T17:46:49-07:00

History of the White Star Line


At the turn of the twentieth century, major advances in transatlantic travel were being made. In 1868, Thomas Ismay purchased the bankrupt White Star Line shipping company. Ismay decided to focus on providing shipping services in the North Atlantic. This spurred competition between shipping lines. White Star Line’s greatest competition was the Cunard Line. The [...]

History of the White Star Line2012-02-01T22:08:20-07:00
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