Geography Category

Cities & Airports 2013


Better late than never! (I hope.) Cities I slept in: 2013 Seattle, WA* Edmonds, WA* Camano Island, WA* Rialto Beach, WA Spokane, WA Zagreb, Croatia* Fuzine, Croatia Prague, Czech Republic Orcas Island, WA Woodinville, WA* Chelan, WA Denver, CO And one night on a plane. Airports I visited: 2013 SeaTac* Newark* Munich Zagreb Prague Zurich […]

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Wait. You’ve Never Heard of Sporcle?


I’m not one to waste time on the internet. Sorry, no I meant to say the opposite of that. Also, geography? YES PLEASE. I dare you to beat my score, 27/45, on this geo quiz.

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Statistically Speaking, It’s the Best


I don’t mean to keep bragging about my new place (or do I?) but it’s really quite nice. Not only is the house itself great, it is in a fantastic location. Thanks to a tip from a friend, I found some useful information about my address on walkscore.com. Amazing. Here are a few highlights: There […]

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[WGF:13] The Lowest Highest Point


By now of course we’ve all heard that Lesotho has the highest lowest point of any country in the world. But which country has the lowest highest point? It’s The Maldives. Made up of a series of atolls located about 250 miles SW of India, it is essentially the flattest country in the world. Totaling approximately […]

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[WGF:12] What Would Life Be without Snowshoeing?


Snowshoes were invented between 4,000 and 6,000 years ago in central Asia, and THANK GOODNESS they were! At least one-fifth of the joy in my life would just not exist without the presence of snowshoes. As people and ideas migrated west from the central Asian steppe, the snowshoe morphed into Nordic skis. People headed east […]

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[WGF:11] Living in Pursuit of Adventure


Back in October I was unemployed and generally unimpressed with my life of job searching, so I booked myself a little vacation to – where else? – the Midwest. My bestie, Ash, moved to Chicago in May, and I hadn’t seen her since we graduated from Chapman in May 2009. It was high time for […]

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Cities.and.Airports.2010


It’s time to look back on the year and all the places I’ve been! Yes, indeed, the second annual Cities and Airports Report has arrived. You are so excited. Cities I stayed in for at least one night: Biak, Papua (Indonesia) Abepura, Papua* Salatiga, Central Java* Singapore Jogjakarta, Central Java* Jimbaran, Bali Ubud, Bali Kopeng, […]

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[WGF:10] New Editions to My Beloved Map Collection


My brother got me an awesome Christmas present! Not one, but TWO antique maps. One is of Asia in the 1850s and the other is South America in 1897. There are a few countries on the Asia map that I’ve never heard of before, like Beeloochistan and Turkestan. There are also a few countries missing, […]

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[WGF:9] WA is to Turkey as CT is to …


Greece. Thank you Ashley for sending me a link to one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen: This map shows how each state ranks globally by gdp (gross domestic product), basically the size of a country or state’s economy. If California were a country, it would be the 8th largest economy in the […]

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