Trollope was one of the greatest travellers of his age. He travelled across Britain and the world, on foot, on horseback, by rail and ship. As travel became easier, he travelled further, visiting Australia, America, Ceylon, and South Africa.
Railways, steamships, the telegraph, international post ... The revolution in transport and communications allowed the Trollope to travel the world.
Many of Trollope's novels have international settings, and over half of his short stories do so. Everywhere Trollope travelled he wrote.