Expedition

An expedition typically refers to a long journey or voyage undertaken for a specific purpose, often exploratory, scientific, geographic, military or political in nature. Expedition may also refer to:

  • Adventure racing, a combination of two or more endurance disciplines, long adventure races are called expedition races
  • Bicycle touring, a long-distance type of bicycling that includes expedition bicycling, which are typically long journeys over tough terrain
  • Expedition (book), a science-fiction novel by Wayne Douglas Barlowe
  • Expedition 360, a successful attempt by Briton Jason Lewis to be the first person to circumnavigate the Earth using only human power
  • Expedition Act, legislation passed in 1903 by the United States Congress to break up trusts by the steel, meatpacking, oil and railroad industries
  • Expedition Airways, a defunct airline based in Zimbabwe
  • Expedition Island a park in Green River, Wyoming that marks where Major John Wesley Powell started an expedition down the Green River
  • Expedition National Park, a national park in Queensland, Australia named for the Expedition Range
  • Expedition Range, a mountain range within the Central Highlands sandstone region of Queensland, Australia
  • Expedition Robinson, a popular Swedish reality television program debuting in 1997
  • Expedition to Earth, a collection of science fiction short stories by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, a 1980 adventure module for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game written by Gary Gygax
  • Expedition to the Hairier Peaks, the fourth album by the noise rock band Mindflayer released in 2006
  • Expedition Trophy, the world's longest winter motor rally, it runs 12,500 km from Murmansk to Vladivostok, Russia
  • Ford Expedition, a full-size sport utility vehicle made by the Ford Motor Company
  • List of Pokémon Trading Card Game sets, Pokémon trading card sets, including the Expedition set
  • Punitive expedition, a military journey undertaken to punish a state or any group of persons, often for actions seen as immoral or barbaric
  • The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, the last of the picaresque novels of Scottish author Tobias Smollett
  • Touring bicycle, a long-distance type of bicycle that includes expedition bicycles, which are made for long journeys over rough terrain

Read more about Expedition:  Military and Exploratory Expeditions, Expeditions To The International Space Station

Famous quotes containing the word expedition:

    It is a sort of ranger service. Arnold’s expedition is a daily experience with these settlers. They can prove that they were out at almost any time; and I think that all the first generation of them deserve a pension more than any that went to the Mexican war.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.
    Janet Frame (b. 1924)