Joanna Kalafatis

103 Flips | 9 Magazines | 2 Following | 12 Followers | @losethemap | Travel Writer and Photographer at LosetheMap.com. Travel tips, cool spots, less-known destinations, and deeper travel learning about cultures, people, & languages.

JUCY Campervan Road Trip: Everything You Need to Know

Share this post!<p>If you’re thinking of renting a JUCY Campervan to undertake your next epic road trip adventure, but are intimidated because you’ve …

RVs

10 Things To Do In London On Your Own

Traveling London alone and looking for some fun things to do?<br>Here are the best 10 things to do in London on your own!<p>As a frequent solo traveler, I …

England

17 Must Visit UNESCO Heritage Sites in South America

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Road Trip Packing List and Preparation Guide

You will want to bring clothes that are both stylish and comfortable on your road trip.<p>You will want to do a few checks on your car before going on …

Destination Guide: Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, enjoys an almost fairytale setting and is split into the Old Town and the New Town which is surrounded by …

Cheapest Countries To Travel In 2018 That Are Backpacker Friendly

Cheapest Countries To Visit- The Ultimate List<p>If you are like me and basically plan your next destination based on what the most affordable countries …

Sri Lanka

Go back in time while discovering the best attractions of Dublin through its lovely cobbled streets. This small city has a huge selection of good …

Ireland

10 (+1) Best Layover Cities in the World - Travel Experts Roundup

10 (+1) Best Layover Cities in the World – Travel Experts Roundup<p>Joanna KalafatisDecember 28, 2015<p>Share this post!<p><b>If you are trying to find the best</b> …

Flying

Awesome Things to do in Ft. Myers this weekend - or anytime!

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Florida

A Minimalist Packing List for Females Who Don't Want to Look Like Crap

The Subtle Art of Creating a Minimalist Packing List for Females (And You’ll Still Be Photo Ready)<p>We’ve all been there and packed way too much for …

Backpacking

How To Sleep On A Plane – 8 Top Tips For Getting More Kip

Some of us were born with the super power of being able to sleep anywhere, including on a plane while curled up in economy...The post How To Sleep On …

Long Haul

Harry Potter Bus Tour in London with BritMovieTours

The very first part of our Harry Potter weekend experience in London was to get on a bus tour of Harry Potter locations with <b>BritMovieTours</b>. We had …

The Ultimate 2 Week Thailand Itinerary for First Timers on a Budget

<b>Okay, you can stop searching for the best 2 week Thailand itinerary because you just found it! 😉 If it’s your first time visiting, this article will</b> …

20 Cheap Places to Eat in New York City

(Manhattan and Brooklyn, to be specific!)<p>When you think of New York City, “cheap” probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind. As far as cities …

New York City

Slemish: Discover St Patrick's Mountain in Northern Ireland - Reading the Book

I have been a regular visitor to Northern Ireland over many years, visiting the town of Ballymena, County Antrim. And anyone familiar with the …

7 Things to do in Lake Bled, Slovenia | Countdown to Friday

I can’t believe I never heard of Lake Bled until a few months ago, and now I’ve got to spread the word.<p><i>It’s stunning.</i><p>The whole time I was there I …

Why You Should Visit Brussels: The Most Underrated City in Europe

Share this post!<p><i>Thanks to Rail Europe for taking me on an amazing journey around northwestern Europe, including my new favorite city of Brussels.</i> …

Check Out That Burger! Where To Find It & Where Else To Eat In Rarotonga

Where To Eat In Rarotonga- All Tested & Tried<p>There are a variety of places to eat in Rarotonga. Whether that is the seaside food trucks, burger …

7 Surprising Day Trips from Durbuy, Belgium

Tried and Tested Tips for Conquering Flight Anxiety

1 in 3 adult Americans is either anxious about flying or afraid to fly. (source)<p>I am one of those Americans. It’s OK if you are too.<p>If you are …

Why the Czech Republic is the World’s Best Wellness Getaway

The Czech Republic is one of the most unassuming best wellness getaways and destinations in the world. For centuries people have flocked to the Czech …

10 Reasons You Should Travel to Quebec City This Winter

When the winter months roll around most cities bundle up inside waiting for the warmer weather and bright blooms of spring, but Quebec City …

Murals - Clarion Alley Mural Project

Murals

De Biesbosch - a weekend getaway in the Netherlands

There are plenty of places in the Netherlands where you can get away for the weekend, do something nice and enjoy some time away from the everyday …

Sidyma, Turkey: where cows pose next to Lycian Sarcophagi

Table of Contents<p>Picture yourself visiting one of Turkey’s many ancient sites. Are you on a guided tour or an excursion lead by a tour operator? Or …

Nuremberg: the most beautiful city in Germany?

<b>Nuremberg (Nürnberg)</b> was a new city for us – and our 13th destination in <b>Germany</b>! And what a city it was. We had read about how beautiful Nuremberg …

European Travel

9 reasons why you should join an Istanbul Food Tour | Point and Shoot + Wanderlust

They say the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach. I say the same goes for a country. And what better way to get acquainted with the …

11 Cool and Unusual Places to Stay in Oregon

Oregon is one of the top, if not the top, places to visit in the United States. It’s easy to see why with all the <b>good beer, delicious food, and</b> …

12 Things To Do in Tromsø, Norway: Winter Travel Guide

Share this post!<p>Far above the Arctic Circle, considered by many to be the northernmost city in the world (being the northernmost city with a …