Today, travel is easier than at any point in history.   With planes flying across the globe, you can book your destination from the comfort of your home and, in many cases, arrive the next day. But it wasn’t always easy to explore the exotic secrets of a land unknown. Explorers and researchers often undertook treacherous voyages; risking their lives (and the lives of their crew) to unlock the secrets of the planet and beyond.

From Darwin on board the Beagle, exploring the unique animals of the Galapagos, to the brave men of Apollo 11, travelling where no man had gone before – Just The Flight have gathered 12 of the most “Famous Journeys Of Discovery”.

So inspire you wanderlust and explore the paths traveled by these great adventurers, explorers and scientists in the infographic below.

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Famous journeys of discovery

Source: Just The Flight