The Big Blog Map

Big Blog Map of the WorldWho doesn’t love the idea of just throwing a dart at a map and traveling to wherever it lands? Well friends, the internet has just made that dream even easier. Our friend Ben in Berlin just launched a new project that we’re really into. I’m proud to announce the arrival of the Big Blog Map. This beautiful new addition to the interweb is an interactive map that displays blog posts from some of the web’s more intrepid authors, geographically.

This is a great way to find locations you’ve never heard of.  Simply pull up the map and then pick one of the icons to learn more.  Each icon, when hovered over, offers the title and description of the post associated with that location.  To read the post you just click the link or, even cooler, you can explore the map with images.  Click the camera icon in the top bar and the map will explode with images tagged to every latitude and longitude on the map.

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Personally, I love the idea. This is a great way to see what is around you when you travel. Sort of like a Yelp for travel blogs.

As travelers, we love maps. Traditionally Tawny and I would discover locations we wanted to travel to by looking at maps and finding the little intriguing nuisances on them. Ghost towns, hidden coves, noted attractions, all marked on traditional maps with a slew of eye catching symbols.  The Big Blog Map translates that joy onto a web map. Not only is it a great way of finding locations you might not have heard of, it is also a great way to find new travel writers you might not be familiar with (think of it like a flight of travel bloggers.)

The map is also nice in that you can add posts yourself.  If you know of a blog post that really does a location justice, is a great travel story, or about a hidden location, you can add it easily HERE.

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Take a look at the map and let us know what you think. Is it something that you would be interested in using?  Let us know in the comment section below.

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8 Comments

  1. Melissa @ Suitcase and Heels
    February 27, 2013 at 4:47 am - Reply

    I’m getting a 403 – Forbidden error when I try to view the site. I wonder if that’s happening for anyone else? It could be my work network maybe.

    This is a great idea for a site though. I love it!
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    • Captain & Clark
      February 27, 2013 at 11:15 am - Reply

      Hey Melissa, we just checked the links. They are working well on our end. I am sorry to hear that it isn’t coming through over there. Let us know if it keeps happening.

  2. Joya
    February 27, 2013 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    The links are working okay for me. I think this is such a great idea and an easy way to find topics on a location you are interested in at any given time. I definitely want to contribute!
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  3. Ben Jones
    February 28, 2013 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Heya, I’m Ben 🙂

    If anyone has any trouble (or even suggestions), please get in touch @ben_in_berlin.

    Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Alouise
    February 28, 2013 at 11:40 am - Reply

    I love this. What a great way to learn about new places, and find new blogs to read. I’m already looking for a couple pieces to contribute to myself.
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  5. Tim | Adventure Strong
    March 4, 2013 at 2:04 am - Reply

    Looks like a great tool for both readers and writers. I’d love to see this as an app too.
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    • Ben Jones
      March 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm - Reply

      Hey Tim,

      I hope to make an app soon! What features would you want that aren’t currently in the web app?

  6. Colleen Brynn
    April 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    This is an amazing idea…!

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