Here at RLT HQ we are constantly looking at maps. We use them to plan our backcountry routes, mark where our leaders need to drive to their next activity and, very practically, where the nearest hospital is. We need maps to make sense of our programs and how to make them flow as smoothly as possible.
When the article below was posted recently, we were impressed, surprised and entertained. How do maps of the world inform our worldview? Why is the United States always shown at the tops of maps when North is an arbitrary direction? Why are we one of only a few countries that don’t use the metric system? These maps are great to make you think a bit differently.
See the whole article here, but some of our favorites can be found below.
Rivers Of The United States
We are happy to explore, raft and kayak on some of these!
World Vegetation on Earth.
Hopefully, in our own small ways, we can help preserve the green spaces the world over.
Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country
Luckily none of our leaders need to drive on the left! Yet…
Donna Stein has been seeking adventure, perfecting travel, and teaching youth for well over 30 years. As owner and director of The Road Less Traveled (RLT), she has nurtured the growth, development, and direction of RLT. Donna’s love of the outdoors began while growing up in Detroit, Michigan. At an early age, during the turbulent ‘60’s, Donna escaped the hot summers of Detroit and found respite in the north woods of Michigan, where she discovered independence and solace in the outdoors. Donna gained extensive business experience in corporations and non-profit organizations before leaving the corporate world to found The Road Less Traveled. She manages all development, operations, marketing, and upholds the rigorous standards that support the mission, training, and policies of RLT.View all posts by this author
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