35 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Early Visitors to America’s First National Parks More Than a Century Ago

By the Act of March 1, 1872, Congress established Yellowstone National Park in the Territories of Montana and Wyoming “as a public park or pleasuring-ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people” and placed it “under exclusive control of the Secretary of the Interior.” The founding of Yellowstone National Park began a worldwide nationalContinue reading “35 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Early Visitors to America’s First National Parks More Than a Century Ago”

Pictures of the First Class Gyms on the Titanic and Cruise Liners From the Early 20th Century

Titanic’s gymnasium was a wonderful innovation for an ocean-going liner. It had an electric camel, an electric horse, cycling machines and a rowing machine. Tickets, priced one shilling, were available from the purser and entitled first class passengers to one session in this facility, under the watchful eye of the physical educator, Mr Thomas McCauley.Continue reading “Pictures of the First Class Gyms on the Titanic and Cruise Liners From the Early 20th Century”

44 Fascinating Color Photographs of Travel Trailers and Motorhomes in the 1950s and ’60s

Modern-day travel trailers trace their origins to gypsy travel wagons and the Conestoga Wagons built to carry settlers across the United States. Created out of Americans’ love for camping and automobiles, the motorhome is born. In 1910 the first motorhome, Pierce-Arrow’s Touring Landau, debuts at Madison Square Garden. A back seat that folds down intoContinue reading “44 Fascinating Color Photographs of Travel Trailers and Motorhomes in the 1950s and ’60s”

The Luxury Apartment on Wheels: Camping in Style in a 1930s Jungle Yacht

The Jungle Yacht was created for and used by Italian explorer Commander Attilio Gatti and his wife, who both traveled extensively to the African Congo as a deluxe apartment “for his 1937-1940 (his 10th) and 1947 (his 11th) expeditions” and “equipped them quite lavishly.” The expedition used two streamlined trailers designed by Count Alexis deContinue reading “The Luxury Apartment on Wheels: Camping in Style in a 1930s Jungle Yacht”

48 Vintage Photos of Travel Around the World by Scooter in the 1950s

World trip, on a Maico scooter with sidecar (the red ‘Pechvogel’), made by Wim Dussel and Manfred Uschold from July 1955 to July 1956. Part of the photo archive Wim Dussel (collection IISH), the collection contains about 10,000 negatives of this trip and slides. Only 36 photographs were previously published in Wim Dussel’s book ‘TheContinue reading “48 Vintage Photos of Travel Around the World by Scooter in the 1950s”

40 Incredible Photos Showing the Interior of the R.M.S. Mauretania During Its Launching in 1906

RMS Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Wigham Richardson and Swan Hunter for the British Cunard Line, launched on the afternoon of 20 September 1906. She was the world’s largest ship until the launch of RMS Olympic in 1910. Mauretania became a favourite among her passengers. She captured theContinue reading “40 Incredible Photos Showing the Interior of the R.M.S. Mauretania During Its Launching in 1906”

16 Glamorous Vintage Photographs That Show Celebrities Enjoying Venice, Italy From Between the 1950s and 1970s

These vintage photographs, dating from the 1950s to the 1970s, showed everyone from actors to painters enjoying Venice, Italy. The city was host to the world’s first film festival and long attracted the rich and famous to its renowned waterways. Some like Salvador Dali enjoyed a relaxing gondola ride while American actress Gene Tierney triedContinue reading “16 Glamorous Vintage Photographs That Show Celebrities Enjoying Venice, Italy From Between the 1950s and 1970s”

58 Wonderful Vintage Travel Posters From Around the World Between the 1920s and 1940s

Railways opened up America and Europe, luxe ocean liners introduced elegance into overseas voyages, and drivers took to the road in record numbers in their new automobiles. By the mid-1940s, new airlines crisscrossed the globe, winging adventure-seekers to far-flung destinations. Travel agents and ticket offices during this period were festooned with vivid, eye-catching posters, allContinue reading “58 Wonderful Vintage Travel Posters From Around the World Between the 1920s and 1940s”

18 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Victorian Tourists Climbing Up the Pyramids in Egypt

Photographs of the Pyramids of Giza taken at the height of colonialism show tourists climbing the massive structures and offer more insight into the evolution of tourism in Egypt. While it’s forbidden for tourists nowadays to clamber up Egypt’s pyramids to take a snap, back in Victorian times it was all the rage. European holidaymakersContinue reading “18 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Victorian Tourists Climbing Up the Pyramids in Egypt”

Amazing Photos of Elspeth Beard, the First British Woman to Ride a Motorcycle Around the World

In an age before sat-nav, internet, email and mobile phones – and in an age when women hardly ever traveled alone to adventurous countries – Elspeth Elspeth achieved something that is still remarkable today. In 1982, Beard embarked on a two-year solo journey that would take her around the world on her beloved motorbike –Continue reading “Amazing Photos of Elspeth Beard, the First British Woman to Ride a Motorcycle Around the World”