How to Travel Like a Victorian Lady

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Steamships and railroads revolutionized transportation in the 19th century and opened up opportunities for well-heeled Victorian ladies to set abroad like never before. As a result, the latter half of the century saw the rise of travel memoirs and handbooks penned by women, such as Isabella Bird, Mary Kingsley and Lillias Campbell Davidson. Not only do their chronicles paint vivid portraits of the foreign lands they visited, but also provide detailed information, some of which applies to travel still today, about how to travel like a proper lady. Petticoats definitely included.