1 year of travel blogging: The Best Photos

As we explained last week, we have already celebrated our first birthday as travel bloggers. We are so happy about this that we have decided to continue with the celebration with this post! Today we don’t want to write so much, we just want to remind that all the photos of this blog are taken by us unless we say otherwise. This post is for those travelers that also love photography. Travel and photography, what a marriage!

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Lamp room in Kobo Daishi Mausoleum

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Happy Birthday Mapping The Map!

One year ago we decided to start a common project: to create a travel blog that focuses on the experiences that everybody can have in different parts of the world. We didn’t want to create the typical tips blog that explains you how to do and how to plan everything to repeat the travel that others did.

We understand travelling as an exploration, a way of being kids in somewhere new. For this reason, although we also give some tips this is not the base of our blog. We try to focus on experiences and describe them, we try to be as original as possible and write not only about the most common destinations but also undiscovered places. An example of this is our travel to Namibia last summer.

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Laura climbing the tallest dune in the world: the Big Daddy in Sossusvlei

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Torcello, a big surprise near Venice

When planning our winter trip to Venice, we imagined ourselves in Piazza San Marco or walking through its channels. We also planned to visit the home of glass, Murano, and the Instagram-friendly town of Burano. But it was not until we read in depth our travel guide that we discovered an island that we couldn’t miss: Torcello. Its history and its loneliness create a magic environment that we will try to share with you in this post.

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Our first steps in Torcello

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Venice on a budget

We do not consider ourselves as purely low cost travelers, but we always try to make the most of our trips at the best price. Less money spent in a trip means more money for the next one, and we are two travel lovers, so this is enough reason to save as much as possible. We have already written a bit about our winter trip to Venice on January this year. Venice is not a cheap destination, quite the opposite, but there are still some ways to save a little money during your trip. Accommodation, transport, museums, so many churches, food… Here you have some tips to visit Venice on a budget.

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These views are for free 🙂

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