Tag: explorer

Adventure Travel

The Empire Explorer

Here at the SGE, we love coming across people or groups who share our passion for exploring, history and adventure. In this edition of The Fellow Explorer’s Club, we caught up with The Empire Explorer, which is fast becoming our favourite resource for discovering New York State. When most people […]

Abandoned Places

Manhattan’s Lost Avenue

In the Society Archives the other day, we were looking at a map of New York City from 1909, and noticed something unusual. The familiar Avenues ran up and down the island, from 1st to 12th, including some of the most famous streets in the world – Madison, Park, Fifth. […]

Adventure Travel

A Prison Island from the Civil War

This week, we’re setting sail for a little known island, home to an abandoned Civil War prison, and links to the Lincoln assassination conspiracy. Far flung desert islands often capture the imagination as idyllic places to escape to. But there is an island the Gulf of Mexico that is so […]

Abandoned Places

A Ruined Gothic Mansion Hiding in the Woods

The grand mansion which inspired an entire generation of Manhattan socialites, lies forgotten and decaying in the Hudson River Valley. The first glimpse you get is of the steeple, just a fraction higher than the tree line of the surrounding forest. As we walk further along the overgrown path, you […]

Cocktail Hour

Welcome to Cocktail Hour!

“Personally, I had no doubts. I never waivered. Hot Scotch-and-water was the stuff for me…….I seemed to see the beaker smiling at me across the misty fields, beckoning me on, as it were, and saying ‘Courage, Bertram! It will not be long now!’” -Very Good Jeeves, P.G.Wodehouse, 1930. Whenever out […]

Adventure Travel

A Graveyard for Explorers

In the shadow of North America’s tallest mountain, there is a quiet cemetery. Step inside and you’ll not find rows of traditional looking gravestones. Here, the memorials are much more personal in nature; small boulders with simple brass plaques; some take the form of broken airplane propellor props sticking out […]

Abandoned Places

A Forgotten Airplane Lost in the Caribbean

Continue your search for the Dharma Initiative with this passenger jet lying forgotten on a Caribbean Island, slowly being reclaimed by nature.  ©Nothing quite captures the imagination than discovering the ruins of a wrecked airplane. Recently the Society for Gentleman Explorers discovered just such a plane, hidden away on the […]

Adventure Travel

Exploring the Beautiful Churches of Iceland

Iceland is filled with many breathtaking sights. But some of the country’s most beautiful features are often over looked: its churches. Indeed when people first arrive in Iceland, it is not the volcanic waters of the Blue Lagoon, or the spectacular waterfalls of Gullfoss that first take the breath away, […]