Several women, usually with their husbands, traveled to uncharted areas.
Harriet Chalmers Adams was probably the best known of these women. Sometimes with her husband, but sometimes on her own, she went places no white woman had ever been before.
Between the 1890s and the 1930s she covered some 100,000 miles, reaching remote spots in South America, North Africa, the South Sea islands, and other parts of the world.
In 1909, when cars were fairly new and there were no superhighways, Alice Ramsey drove cross-country with three women friends.
It took them 41 days to go from New York to San Francisco, and they had to change the tires 11 times.