Fun with Maps 263&264

Map 263 shows the least-traveled highways in each state. It was created by Geotab and they included some beautiful photos of the top ten sparsely traveled roads on their website. These routes are not as traveled often because of location and physical features of the land. In many states that means mountainous areas far from…

National Plan for Vacation Day

Apparently it is National Plan for Vacation Day. It falls on the last Tuesday in January every year which happens to be today. Do you have your next vacation planned? Where are you going and when? What activities will you do when get there? According to Project Time Off “51% of Americans skip the one…

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…

Trip #11 – Wedding in Cross Lake, MN

This trip took place on May 20th and 21st, 2017.    Day 1; New Hope, MN to Crosslake, MN: My cousin, Todd, was getting married. He’s only three months younger than me so we played together at all family gatherings. His fiancée, Brooke, is a teacher and they’re both big hockey fans. Their wedding was…

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…

Trip #10 – Kansas City Bachelor Party [Day 3]

This trip took place April 28th through April 30th, 2017. I drove to Kansas City with my cousin, Todd, for his bachelor party. Also in attendance were my other cousin, Dan, their father/my uncle, Mark, their cousin on the other side, Megan, and Todd’s friend, Mike. I woke up with a sore back from six hours on…

Fun with Maps 233&234

Map 233 shows the location of recent earthquakes in Mexico (and some in Southern California). Mexico has been in the news a bunch lately for several strong earthquakes that have hit the country. I found a website called Earthquake Track that pinpoints where earthquakes have hit and lists their intensity and depth. Take a glance…