Fun with Maps 309&310

FiveThirtyEight compiled data on where Democrats and Republicans live across the United States and the results may not surprise you. It is well known that urban areas tend to favor the liberal Democratic Party while suburban and rural areas prefer the conservative Republican Party. So how does that common knowledge compare to the factual data…

Fun with Maps 307&308

Map 307 is of the African continent. It shows some topography as well but the main focus is the geographic locations where different types of giraffes live. Take a look! The humble giraffe is the tallest living species on Earth (there were several dinosaurs that were taller, of course, prior to their extinction). There are…

Fun with Maps 305&306

Map 305 is a transit map for Game of Thrones fans. I’ve featured fake transit maps before and Game of Thrones maps too but this is a fun mix. I don’t watch the show, personally, but I’ve seen clips and my preferred sports talk radio show talks about it a lot. I could see myself…

Fun with Maps 303&304

I have very little context to share regarding Map 303. I originally thought it was in Russian since I recognized cyrillic characters but upon using Google Translate on some city names and phrases within the map I believe it to actually be Belarusian! I don’t normally share maps I cannot read but it is a…

Fun with Maps 301&302

If you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame yet… GO SEE IT! Take tomorrow off work if you have to but go see this film. Even if you’ve never seen the rest of the franchise and nothing will make sense it’s still a great movie. Okay, so the movie making sense would probably be best so see…

Fun with Maps 299&300

This is my 150th Fun with Maps post! Congratulations to me! I suppose I should say something special to mark this important moment so… thank you to everyone that subscribes and reads my posts! I write this blog for the celebration of all things maps/travel and as a hobby (and for profit, although that hasn’t…

Trip #14 – California [Day 6]

This trip took place from June 30th to July 15th of 2018. The Knutson family numbered three as James was joining Beth and myself on his first major vacation! Day 6; Oakland: Another day, another early wake-up courtesy of our toddler, James. I let him run around in a diaper without pants because Beth’s Aunt,…