Over 2000 years ago, the Babylonians carved their world into the Imago Mundi map of stone. In 1499, Juan de la Cosa risked his life to map out the Americas. And in early 2013 I zoomed into the annals of cartographic history by publishing my own blogtastic map.

Yes, that’s right, ladies and gentlemen. Where sharp minds and brave souls studied, calculated and threw their bodies onto the pyre of exploration in the quest for human knowledge and the desire to save thousands upon thousands of lives by charting the coasts and curves, the longitude and latitude, the, er, ups and the downs of this place we call earth, I too have joined the party. By putting my blog posts onto a kind of Google Map.

That’s right. I can tell you’re excited.

Ancient map Ah, OK, so it’s only me then. (But look! If you click on a marker you can read the posts relevant to that place! How cool is that?!! It’s giving sliced bread a run for its money, that is!)

And like all great mapperly masterpieces, it’s something of a work in progress. I’ll obviously be adding to it as I travel more and write more but I’ll also be sloshing back through the archives, gathering up waifs and strays, scrubbing them up and giving them a good home and a set of coordinates on this here Inside the Travel Lab map.

Make yourselves at home, click around and explore.

And if by some unimaginable calamity you cannot see the awesome map of which we speak because you’re reading this on some code-stripping, joy-sucking feed-reading e-device then stop for a moment and treat yourself. Click on the this link and zip around the world through words and pictures.

I could do this all day. Sigh…

So, er, what do you think?

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52 Responses to Maptastic-Tacular

  1. Thomas August 26, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    Wow youve been so many places! The wifey and i would really like to visit just 1/3 of the places you have already been to. Thanks for the map and the best part is that it works of course.

    • Abi King September 3, 2013 at 8:26 am #

      Yes, I’ve been very lucky. And hopefully I’ll get to see plenty more!

      • Monnette September 14, 2013 at 10:39 am #

        Indeed, you’ve been to many places but, obviously, the Philippines is not one of them. Hope you get to drop by one of these days.

  2. john kelly August 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    fantabulous.. i can see that you pinned the islands like seychelles which are rarely explored by other travel bloggers. awesome!

    • Abi King September 3, 2013 at 8:27 am #

      Very interesting place, the Seychelles. Huge boulders, wild winds and volcanoes. Definitely worth a visit!

  3. Oscar September 23, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    I wish I have seen so many places. We share two nice places Sidney and Toronto.

  4. Briana October 29, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    Wow, that is inspiring!

  5. Aqeel November 10, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    wow this looks amazing

  6. The Epic Duo November 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Wow! thats… a lot of dots! haha thats cool though – looove traveling…

    and i see you’ve been to Costa Rica my home for the past year and a half – looking at the dots gives me that travel itch… lol thank you!

    pura vida!

  7. Bastiaan November 26, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    you visited a lot of places! Much more than me ;-). I came across your blog trough the blog top 100 from nomadic samuel. I’m a travel blogger myself. I don’t see a pin in New Zealand yet.. I’m there now and I can tell it’s absolutely gorgeous! It is without a doubt the most beautiful country I’ve visited (together with the philippines, which has a special place in my heart).

    Nice blog and I will follow you on Facebook!

    Cheers Bastiaan

  8. Up State Life November 30, 2013 at 4:13 am #

    Very cool! I’m a complete map-o-phile so I might have to grab one of these myself!

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