Travel Planning 2018

2017 was a fairly active travel year for me, especially considering the baby staycation of 2016. So what’s in store for me and my family in 2018? Let’s discuss the options:   The Husband’s Trip (Already Rejected) – Seattle, Vancouver, & Banff I mentioned at the beginning of last year that I wanted to go…

Fun with Maps 249&250

I have been absolutely swamped lately with work. This past week we did inventory, for which I am responsible, so I worked 64 hours in five days in what was a four-day week for everyone else (meaning I also got eight hours of holiday pay). My company has also been renovating the building the past…

Fun with Maps 247&248

Map 247 features every country’s most popular beer. The map was created by Vinepair. They don’t share their sources but I have to assume they did exhaustive research into a subject that a lot of people care much about (and their website sells alcohol so I think they know a bit about the subject). I…

Fun with Maps 245&246

I’ve been reading my Twitter feed a lot in the past year as the political climate as devolved. Before then I would read it less frequently and mostly for entertainment news. I no longer have that luxury as Twitter and every social media platform has become obsessed with politics. It’s not always a bad thing,…

Fun with Maps 243&244

Map 243 is of a college campus. I really like campuses, both educational and corporate. The way large organizations group buildings is incredibly interesting to me. Some campuses are designed and built from the ground up while some form from existing structures in cities. This particular urban campus, that of the University of Tampa, is…

Fun with Maps 241&242

Map 241 shows the ethnic groups of Central Asia. It’s a large image so I’ve included close-ups as well. There is a ton of information there. I’ll give you a minute to digest it. Done? Alright. The first thing you might notice is just how empty large swaths of this area are. That is due…

Fun with Maps 239&240

Map 239 makes me laugh. Do I need to say anything else about it? It’s a blog so I guess I’ll elaborate just a bit. This map from October 10th (sorry for the delay in featuring it) shows how much the President’s approval rating has changed since he took office in January. The map does…