Advertisements
Extraordinary Carthaginian Vagabond – Hanno the Navigator

Extraordinary Carthaginian Vagabond – Hanno the Navigator

On

Can Hanno the Navigator even be classified as a vagabond? To my mind, the answer is yes – in that a vagabond is anyone who sets out on a voyage of discovery where the unknown is the biggest thing that is known.

Advertisements
Ibn Battuta – Moroccan Vagabond

Ibn Battuta – Moroccan Vagabond

On

The greatest adventurer of all time for me is the Moroccan vagabond, Ibn Battuta. He not only traveled everywhere in his known world, but he wrote about it in ways that no one before him had. Ibn Battuta’s journey lasted 29 years, so by Moroccan standards, my wife should be understanding of this current journey I’m on.

Cross Dressing Vagabond – Isabelle Eberhardt

Cross Dressing Vagabond – Isabelle Eberhardt

On

Traveling the world used to be a game that only the men played, but as in all fields, brave pioneers broke out of the Victorian conception of women as meek and mild and showed that even the hardest travel makes no distinction among the sexes. Isabelle Eberhardt was one of these extraordinary feminist vagabonds.

Vagabond Explorer – Sir Richard Francis Burton

Vagabond Explorer – Sir Richard Francis Burton

On

Explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton was quite possibly the greatest vagabond in history. In his lifetime he lived diverse cultures, broke boundaries, and did most of it without much in the way of resources or travel money.He is this week’s Extraordinary Vagabond.