January 11, 2013

Where I've Been, Where I'm Going

One of my favorite things about reading has always been the ability to visit other lands that I'll probably never   physically travel to. I can walk the streets of New York without changing out of my pajama pants. I can explore the shops of Beverly Hills while waxing my upper lip. I can bicycle throughout Italy without washing my hair!

When I saw this post from Meg I knew I had to steal borrow her idea. She kept track of the main settings of the books she read in 2012 on Google Maps. Isn't that brilliant!?

I'll be doing the same for the books I read in 2013. It's only January 11th and I've already been to China, Ireland and Germany. Not too shabby right?

Every day I'm travelin' 

If you'd like to see where I've been you can check out my map HERE. I'll be updating frequently and I'll probably slap something up in the sidebar too. Let me know if you plan on doing something similar! (I think you should, because it's pretty awesome.)


23 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea, especially for someone like me who cringes at the thought of road trips right now (minivan, car seats, Disney DVDs, snacks, pack-in-play, diapers...). Virtual traveling sounds much more enjoyable.

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    1. Ah yes, I remember those days very well! ;) Virtual traveling is a lot easier!

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  2. Since I've only read 3 measly books in January, your post made me realize I've been spending all my time with those incorrigible (good word?) British people.

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    1. 3 books isn't bad at all! Especially if you hear British accents in your head :)

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  3. I LOVE this idea, and also (borrowed) it :)

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  4. Hey, that's cool! I have a list of country tags titled "Around the World in Books & Movies" -- it would be super easy to put them on Google maps.

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  5. This is awesome, I am totally doing this!

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    1. Glad to hear it! I think it's just about the coolest thing :)

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  6. This is so awesome, I've just started one of my own:
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    My reading is very European so far!

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  7. I LOVE this idea!! Now I'm going to have to make my own, if I can remember where I've been so far this year.

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    1. I'm so glad that people are running with this :) I think it's such a cool idea!

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  8. I saw it on Meg's writemeg page too and I love it! I'm going to start a map, too. FUN!

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  9. Yay! So glad you love the idea -- it really is a blast. Getting ready to start my 2013 calendar and hope to hit up more international locations this year! Travel on!

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    1. It's the most fun I've ever had with a map! :D There are so many people that are doing this now, yay! Thanks Meg!

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  10. Awesome idea! I think I'll try it. Thank you for posting about it!

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    1. You bet! I can't wait to see what my map looks like at the end of the year. Crowded I hope!

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  11. I plan on making one for my Where Are You Reading? Challenge. I just haven't sat down with it long enough to figure out how I want to do it :)

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    1. I had to play around with Google Maps for a little while. I *think* I've got it figured out now ;)

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