Winner of's search for a Modern Explorer sets out for Vasco da Gama journey

As intrepid adventures go retracing the footsteps of famed explorer Vasco de Gama, is surely up there with the best of them.

And that is exactly the journey that is being undertaken by Jennifer Scott, Winner of's search for a Modern Explorer. The adventurous 22-year-old is recreating the Portuguese explorer’s famed discovery of a new route to India. This journey will see Scott take in seven countries; including the Canaries, South Africa, Cape Verde and Mozambique as well as many points along the way.

But while Vasco da Gama only had a compass and maps to help him steer his way through new waters, Scott and her travelling companions from France, Germany and Italy will have more modern gadgetry at their disposal.These include the Expedia App, Garmin Virb camera, Garmin Vivofit fitness band, Microsoft Surface, Nokia Lumias and much more.

Commenting on the trip Managing Director, Andy Washington, said: “With this trip we can show that technology has made travel much simpler and more accessible, but our spirit of exploration is as strong as ever. Expedia's Modern Explorers will be connecting with social communities for insider tips and local knowledge, or capturing the journey. Technology, such as the Expedia App will act as a travel companion for our Modern Explorer for the entire six weeks – enhancing every stage of their trip experience. By taking the hassle out of things like navigating your way around a strange airport or finding your best route to your hotel or simply remembering when to check in online, we believe our Modern Explorers – and our customers – can get the most out of their experience.”

Scott will be blogging, flying and tweeting her way around the globe and travellers can follow her amazing journey by visiting

Date Created: 07 July 2014

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