I love maps. Long before I became a traveller I spent hours looking at globes and atlases. Countless quiet days in the office consisted of looking at satellite images of some undiscovered rainforest in deepest Peru. When Google earth launched the world became smaller and suddenly we could see a 360 street view of Ulaanbaatar from the comfort of our own living rooms. Now you can have a look inside the International Space Station and even underwater at the Great Barrier reef!
Anyway I digress… Over the years I have put together all of my greatest travel aspirations as “want to go” points on Google maps. And slowly, as I have checked them off and found new hidden gems, I’ve created ‘best bits’ maps of each country. These are my top recommendations and favourite secret spots that not everyone knows about.