Fun with Maps 189&190

The All-European Edition (for no particular reason) Immigration has been a hot topic lately for decades in the United States. It is, however, a common issue in Europe as well. Map 189 shows the most common country of origin of foreign-born populations within each country in Europe as of 2015. It does not show what percentage…

Fun with Maps 187&188

Map 187 represents one of President Donald Trump’s (shudder) recent Executive Orders. Señor Trump signed the order Friday declaring an indefinite ban of the admission of Syrian refugees as well as a 90 day ban on anyone trying to immigrate here to the United States from seven nations in the Middle East and Africa. These seven countries, pictured…

Planning a Houston Weekend

I normally like to have my trips fully planned long in advance but caring for our five month old has been the primary focus. It’s that same adorable infant that will likely make planning our trip to Houston next month more difficult. The five-day trip to visit Beth’s sister and her family will be our first opportunity to travel…

Fun with Maps 185&186

Map 185 is pretty powerful. It shows many of the locations within the United States where protestors gathered and marched against the lack of women’s rights. It happened the day after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump (shudder), which is no coincidence, but the protests were primarily about the attack on women’s rights by…

Fun with Maps 183&184

It’s my birthday! I’m not 111, although I do feel that way at times. I have a beautiful family, a good job, a successful (yet not financially beneficial) map blog, a house, a big movie collection, and a car with 100,600 miles on it (at least it’s paid off). Yupp, my life is pretty great! My driver’s…

Fun with Maps 181&182

The first map of the day was sent to me by my brother-in-law, Dave. He sends me maps from time to time and this particular link to Smithsonian Magazine features several recently declassified CIA maps. Very cool! Map 181 is a CIA map of Cuba in September, 1962, 17 months after the attempted Bay of Pigs invasion…

Fun with Maps 179&180

Occasionally the maps on Fun with Maps are too centered around the United States. I live in the United States, so it’s not illogical, but sometimes I focus a bit too much on my home country. This particular edition of Fun with Maps will expand my focus beyond our borders by going to the distant…