Adventure, journalist and possible spy 20th century explorer Violet Cressy Marcks, visited every country in the world.
Generally she chose to travel alone, although sometimes she took her husband along as a 'passenger'. In principle she believed that adventurous travel was 'no place for a man'.
“A snake crawling over one at night is not a pleasant proposition. The wretched thing had bitten me below the knee...” having lanced the wound I “decided on coffee, a walk and sleep, and if I was going to die I was at peace with the world so there was nothing to worry about.”