Ever wonder what life is like in the northernmost settlement in the world? If you ever decide to visit Svalbard, you may be in for a few surprises. I went to the main town of Longyearbyen on Svalbard to learn more about this remote place. It turns... Discover More..
Travel has a lot of unexpected side effects: it triggers your imagination, it expands your worldview, it encourages you to connect with others and makes you a more confident, self-aware person. Also, it tends to put 10 to 15 pounds on you. The ... Discover More..
The Girl on the Train “I need your passport”, the blonde train conductor commanded as the train hurtled through the Belgian countryside, halfway from Bruges to Brussels. She was looking down at the young woman with big brown eyes next to me, who was... Discover More..
A lot of travel bloggers, myself included, like to focus on the fun, rewarding, exciting and generally all around amazing parts of travel. Why wouldn't we? We're people who gave up job security, comfort, and the approval of most professional adult pe... Discover More..
All Swedish words in this post are given without their pronunciation; seek expert assistance before attempting to say words like Österlånggatan and Kungsträdgården on your own. Lose the Map is not responsible for any misunderstandings, embarrassment,... Discover More..
This travel photography post will not be about adjusting ISO or creating the perfect time lapse. There are other, better, more experienced photographers who can give you advice about that. Elia Locardi, Ken Kaminesky, and Daniel Nahabedian are great ... Discover More..
Pictures and stories about faraway places and unseen wonders can be very inspirational to jump start a travel hobby or lifestyle. But sometimes, a simple quote from an inspirational traveler or a great work of literature will be what really gets you... Discover More..
Why does travel push us to shed our inhibitions? Looking back on my trip to Brazil, I made some of my most carefree and impulsive decisions in a country with which I had no familiarity, where the evening news was constantly discussing new and invent... Discover More..
A lot of people have bucket lists, either mental or written ones, of places they'd like to see and things they want to experience in their life. Instead of putting off these goals and thinking I'll do them 'some day', I've decided I'm going to make ... Discover More..
About three hours inland from the southern California coast, just 20 minutes south of the location of the famous Coachella festival, is an eerie abandoned resort town on the Salton Sea. After hearing that most of the part-time residents got up and l... Discover More..