Fun with Maps 161&162

Map 161 is aquatic in nature, showing all the major river basins in the United States. It was created by a designer from Brooklyn, NY, Andrew Hill of Vizzuality using data created by the US Geological Survey. There are 18 major river basins in the country, evidently. They are, in loose geographic order:                            1. Pacific…

Fun with Maps 159&160

Map 159 shows the viewing areas for different NFL football games at noon today, Sunday, 10/23/16 (it obviously doesn’t show the 3pm games or games on Fox). Each color represents a different football game and shows which media markets got each one. The red is the Jaguars-Raiders game; the one with the widest audience this afternoon.…

Fun with Maps 157&158

The 2016 Presidential campaign has been ridiculous (and not in a good way). Many people on the internet have shared their hatred for one or both of the final candidates and that’s after eliminating a bunch of goofballs in the primaries. There have been many scandalous moments and continuous outrage aimed at both sides. That being said, I believe there is…

Travel Tips: Budgeting

Setting and maintaining a travel budget can be very difficult. It can take any vacation that is meant to be relaxing or exciting and make it nothing more than a stressful mess. I love travelling but I’m frugal so the thought of spending too much on a trip makes me queasy. If you’re like me, the best way to avoid…

Fun with Maps 155&156

Donald Trump is disgusting. Billy Bush is, at a minimum, a push-over enabler (but probably worse). Talking about women like objects is deplorable. Many men talk about women in this way but that doesn’t make it right. Regardless of how many men have said or done something like Donald Trump did in 2005, it is…

Fun with Maps 153&154

Map 153 comes from my own WordPress stats page. WordPress tells me how many page views I get each day and which posts people are reading. It might not be terribly exciting for anyone but me, really, but there is a map for each day that shows me where my readers live.   The map above is…

Fun with Maps 151&152

Winter is coming. Map 151 is AccuWeather‘s forecast for this upcoming winter and it isn’t pretty for most of the country. Everyone outside of the extreme South was probably preparing for Winter already but news that it will likely be colder and more stormy than average is disappointing. Last year’s Winter was quite manageable here in Minnesota…