Feb28

Warning: This Blog May Cause Wanderlust

Posted by Sarah Holt

.voyage

The web address ending .voyage was added to the Internet this week. To mark the occasion, Midphase looks at some of the most epic voyages ever made…

In 1873, Jules Verne wrote the novel Around the World in Eighty Days, in which adventurer Phileas Fogg circumnavigated the globe. But epic journeys aren’t the stuff of fiction anymore, and modern day Foggs aren’t just travelling by ships and trains.

In September 2013, aviator Jonathan Trappe attempted to fly across the Atlantic powered only by helium balloons. He lasted 12 hours before he crash landed.

In February 2014, actor Samuel Johnson broke the record for long distance unicycle riding. He pedaled from 10,000 miles around Australia to raise money for breast cancer.

In December 2012, Taiwanese skateboarder, Wu Meng-lung traveled 300 kilometers on a skateboard in just 24 hours.

In 2009, 65-year-old Brit David Baird ran 2,557 miles across Australia, pushing a wheelbarrow.

In 2013, Lee Abbamonte became the youngest American to visit every country in the world. He ticked off all 193 of the United Nation’s Member States.

In 2007 Lahcen Ahansai won the world’s toughest race – the Marathon de Sables – for the 10th time. The race covers 156 miles of the Sahara Desert and lasts six days.

In 2012, James Roumeliotis set the record for the longest distance covered on a pogo stick. He bounced for 14 hours and 32 minutes and covered 33.37 kilometers.

To get your own .voyage web address or other new web address endings like .tips, .diamonds and .enterprises, visit the Midphase website.

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About Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt is a journalist and author. Her work has been published in the Guardian and The Observer, among other places. After hours, she’s a bookworm, a chocoholic, and a serial bubble bath taker. She’s addicted to travelling and spas. Her philosophy for life is live and let live. You can tweet her at @sarahholt01 or find her on Google+.

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