Jules Verne’s career as a novelist began in 1863, when he struck a new vein in fiction—stories that combined popular science and exploration. In Round the World in Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions £20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days—and he is determined not to lose.
It was the spring of 1848. Almost 400 wagons, each with a plow fastened on its tailboard were gathered at Kansas City, the jumping-off point on the long overland trail to Oregon. They had come from all over - some as far as 1,000 miles. Now they eagerly awaited the arrival of the last contingent of wagons from Liberty, for there were 2,000 miles to travel before snow covered the distant mountain passes.
Canadian Geographic Travel - Winter 2013-2014. One of Canada's most award-winning magazines! Filled with stunning colour photography, fascinating articles and specially commissioned maps, each issue of Canadian Geographic Travel magazine lets you travel the country without leaving home. You’ll discover Canada’s people and cities, our wildlife and wilderness, our history and the beauty of our land.