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CMG Welcomes Aloha Wanderwell, The World’s Most Widely Travelled Girl

by on Dec.28, 2009, under News

Aloha Wanderwell, the first woman to drive around the world in the 1920s, is now part of the CMG Worldwide client family.

Born in 1906, in Winnipeg, Canada, as Idris Hall, the adventurer, photojournalist, and pilot began her world-traveling journey in 1922 alongside Walter Wanderwell, whom she later married.

Their remarkable expedition using Model T Ford cars covered 43 countries on four continents. Their expeditions were funded by films they shot during their travels, souvenir cards, and paid speaking engagements.

In 1932, Aloha Wanderwell’s husband was mysteriously murdered. She carried on various travels following her husband’s death that included learning to fly a float plane and participating in a search for the lost Percy Fawcett Expedition in Brazil. A year later she married Walter Baker, who stayed by her side until her death in Newport Beach, California in 1996.

During her lifetime expeditions, Aloha Wanderwell was held captive by the Chinese, lived with the natives in Borneo, and camped beside the Sphinx in Egypt.

Her incredible travels can soon be relived by fans on her official website AlohaWanderwell.com. Be sure to check back here for details on when it will be launched.

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