On January 25, 1890, Nellie Bly arrived in Jersey City to a cheering crowd of thousands. 72 days before, the reporter had left New Jersey on a whirlwind adventure to circumnavigate the world. Her goal was to beat the fictional record of Phileas Fogg from Jules Verne's acclaimed “Around the World in 80 days.” This responsive website tells her story.
This educational website provides insight into Nellie Bly’s background and the pushback she faced as a woman embarking on a solo journey. A map of the world tracks Nellie’s journey around the world along with quotes from her own retelling, and an inventory of her small hand-held bag lists in detail every item she carried, from the practical (writing utensils and a passport) to the frivolous (a jar of cold cream). The final page features a list of her journey’s record-breaking attributes.