Fun with Maps 93&94

I have a busy weekend but I’m trying to squeeze in some maps. Let’s get right to it! I found Map 93 on another blog called Blue Carpet Collective. It shows just how large Australia is. This postcard shows how many other countries can fit inside the boundaries of this one country. It’s our planet’s…

Travel Tips: Start Planning

Planning. Planning a trip can be very difficult but it doesn’t have to be. I like to over-plan my vacations. I plan them really far in advance and to an insane level of detail. That’s my style but it doesn’t have to be yours. Some people don’t plan their trips much at all. They choose…

Fun with Maps 91&92

Puppy Update: Maeby is doing just fine six days after eating a bunch of raisins. Grapes and raisins are quite toxic to dogs (although veterinarians admit no one knows what part of the grape causes problems and not all dogs are affected). We brought her to the emergency vet for two days of (expensive) monitoring…

Fun with Maps 89&90

Our poor Maeby got into some trouble yesterday. Beth got back from grocery shopping (she was off) to find an empty bag of trail mix on the floor. I had brought the trail mix home from work the day before and left it on the back of our stove. I wish, now, that I never…

Travel Tips: Packing Essentials

Essentials. When packing for any trip it’s important to always start with the essentials. Everyone’s list of essentials is different but here’s some of my own suggestions: Wallet: complete with identification and a mixture of paper and plastic money [quarters are good to have too for toll booths and parking meters] Smart phone: provides important communication…

Fun with Maps 87&88

Fun with Maps is back with another edition, the second this weekend. Yes, I’m bored. Am I that transparent? Map 87 comes to us from Business Insider using data from the Minnesota Population Center. It shows the median income for millennials throughout the United States. What is a millennial? Essentially, a millennial is a young person. The…

Fun with Maps 85&86

It’s Friday and I’m definitely looking forward to the weekend. Beth and I are not really doing anything and that’s the part I am most excited about. It’s been a very long week at work and I’m feeling a bit of wanderlust as a result. Our two week road trip to the West Coast in September was wonderful but now…