Category Archives: Travel Inspiration

5 things we’ve learned travelling as a couple

Today I was remembering our first flight together. The destination? Dublin. We had been together just for a few weeks. In any case, Easter was coming and we decided to spend it in Dublin. Why? I suppose that Ryanair low clost flights took part in our decision. More than four years later, we have created lots of memories together at the same time that we have added plenty of destinations in our bucket list. But, what is more important, travelling has become a source of learning for our relationship.

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A picture of us (a bit younger) in Dublin

While travelling, we have grown as a couple. People can travel on their own, with family or friends. But for us, travelling together is a special and intimate way to do so. We think that every couple should travel together early in their relationship to better know each other and to improve some abilities that are key for the relationship to be successful.

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DRD4-7R: Travelers are the pioneers

Some people have dark skin, others don’t, some have long legs, others don’t, some are very strong, others don’t, … During millennia humanity got adapted to the environment by different and slowly and successful mutations in our DNA. Through genetic heritage we have received them generating more than 7.000.000.000 unique combinations of human beings in planet Earth. There is no 2 identical combinations but there are millions of people sharing some gens. This is what happens with DRD4-7R.

Why have some people a gen that whispers them inside their head: “travel, travel, travel…”? It is not a secret that this is also something that happens to both of us. The answer is behind the concept “Survival”.

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Laura in Kolmanskop, Namibia

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Our top 5 villages in Europe

When we travel we love visiting big metropolis, but we love even more the quietness and authenticity of the rural villages that can be found in the middle of nowhere. By driving far from the crowds we have discovered amazing towns in our old continent.

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Laura in one of the streets of Hallstatt

It has been a long time thinking about writing a post on our 5 favourite villages in Europe to spread the word about them. Of course they are our own selection among all the villages that we’ve visited together to date, but there are still plenty of villages awaiting for us to visit them! The order in this post is merely chronological, since we wouldn’t be able to choose among all those little wonders 🙂

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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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