Hey everyone, I'm Gary, the guy behind NextOnTheMap. Welcome and thankyou for finding your way to my travel blog! A few years ago after a little bit of inspiration I decided it was time to pull out a map and start exploring. Since then I've never stopped, I got a taste for travel and combined that with my passion for photography and now I'm constantly looking for where's next!

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Welcome to the NextOnTheMap blog. Travel and photography are my two biggest passions and when put together this is what you get! I do my best to gather content from across the world! Have a read, you may get inspired to book your next trip! Be sure to also check out my travel guides which you can see below. If you want to be the first to hear about my latest posts then click my side bar and subscribe. You'll get notified of each new blog post!

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Travel Guides

Planning your travels can be extremely overwhelming and at times can slightly zap the fun out of what should be an enjoyable process. There’s so much to consider and so much that goes into making each trip the best it can be and when doing it for the first time you may well feel lost! Now after a good amount of travel and various different experiences I’ve formed some guides to offer the help that I would have loved! I don’t claim to be an expert but I do think I can offer some experience based guidance which will make your planning process a lot less of a chore! 

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Sunshine In Spindelruv Mlyn

I'm recently back from a few days of sunshine in Spindelruv Mlyn. What more could you ask for in an October trip to Europe? The colours were intensely autumnal, our hotel was one of the most beautiful ever and the surroundings were so picturesque! We did a lot of exploring and it's safe to say the camera stayed firmly in my hands. My only experience of the Czech Republic up to this point was Prague. A beautiful city but this weekend opened my eyes to how much more this lovely country can offer!

Cologne Weekender

I’m back from my Cologne weekender and what a weekend it was! I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to head to this lovely city for 2 days and explore somewhere that I was yet to visit. Cologne has the perfect amount to keep you busy during a short stay. Couple that with some awesome weather and you can understand why my first impression on this place was great!