ALOHA WANDERWELL (IDRIS WELSH, IDRIS HALL, ALOHA BAKER) #100travelHERS
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Birth: October 13, 1906; Winnipeg, Manitoba
Death: June 4, 1996; Newport Beach, California
Occupation: Writer, explorer, pilot, filmmaker
Notable journeys: With her family, followed her stepfather to Europe during WWI, where they traveled extensively in England, Belgium, and France; in 1922 at age 16, answered an ad to join a stunt team that attempted to travel the world in a series of Ford cars; completed a second driving tour across 43 African countries from 1926-1928, using banana grease as oil; became a seaplane pilot in 1930 and went to Paraguay to document the Bororo tribe.
Notable work: To See the World By Car (film); Car and Camera Around the World (film); Call to Adventure (memoir); a photography collection
Quote: “Remember: posture, bravery, humilité, and the Family Motto: `To Per-se-vere.’”