Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the strange sentences and the funny mistakes that could gave been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here PetitesBullesdAilleurs.fr
If, like me, you love maps and maps, test Wanderlust. Posted by the site Good, this interactive map allows you to visualize the mythical routes taken by famous travelers and explorers, from Magellan to Kérouac.
A small illustrated doc (in English) pops up at click. With the fluidity of animation in Flash, there is something magical to make appear under the mouse Cook's world tour or the layout of the Pan-Am.
There are even imaginary journeys like those of Phileas Fogg (Around the world in 80 days, by Jules Verne) or the white whale Moby Dick (Herman Melville), literature being finally the most beautiful of the escapes.
Of course, the map is not exhaustive. I would have liked to see Alexandra David-Néel in the list.
But there is at least one woman: Amelia Earhart (opposite), disappeared in July 1937 in the Pacific at the controls of her plane.
Unusual destinies, world tours and expeditions like we do no more ... What to dream during the long winter evenings, and, why not, give ideas of itineraries.
Wanderlustit could be translated as "wandering desire", no?