Earlier this year, I got an idea of inputting different maps into my blog showing where I’ve been. I had no idea how I’d make it work and what was even possible with my beginner level of blog design. After a bit of research, I found a pretty cool map application for wordpress which had more capabilities than I thought would be possible. I’m finally ready to present the project that I’ve spent many hours on.
If you look on the menu bar, at the top of the page but below the the header picture, you will now see a new option. Six buttons to the left of “Home” is an option called “Places”. (You can also click here to access the Places page).
Entering the Places page, you’ll see a map of the world with several countries highlighted. These countries are the ones that I have at least been inside the borders. “Inside the borders” can mean anywhere from just passing through in a bus or spending 6 months. Click on an individual country and you’ll be taken to that specific country’s page.
On each country page, you’ll see a map of the country with various dots. Each of these dots represents a place where I have visited, and clicking on the dot will be a picture that I have taken in that place. Below the map, you will see a write-up of my personal thoughts on the country, what there is to do there, and tips on traveling in the country. At the very bottom of the page are links to blog posts that I had written at the time of visiting the country. These date back to as far as 2008 when I first started traveling.
I hope that you find this useful and entertaining. My goal, as always, is to show the incredible beauty of the world around us. From the descriptions of places in my writing to showing them off with photos of nature, architecture, and people, I hope you can get a sense of these places around the world. Whether you use it to plan out your own trip or to just learn more about other countries, I hope that you enjoy the maps!
There are no doubt going to be mistakes or inconsistencies in the project. Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, or see anything that you think should be changed. I’d love to hear your feedback!