along with the money to do it

Looking back further travel was surely more an adventure than it presents now, but only a rare few had the money to pay for an entourage of porters, and minders and maids that usually accompanied grand travel. This travel might have been paid for by a chauvinistic geographic society or publishing company keen on retelling tales of the mysterious other to the masses. Not everybody had the chance to meet Mr. Livingstone, or drag a herd of camels across the Aussie dessert looking for a lake.