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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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! 

Travelling Europe With Interrail – Part 5

Travelling Europe with Interrail - Part 5 features our late arrival to Milan, an overnight train to Paris and the end of an epic trip! We had a nice relaxing day in the beautiful Italian city of Milan before departing on an overnight journey to the French capital. We couldn't have asked for two better cites to conclude our trip. With a final couple of early mornings we were mesmerized with what each city presented to us!

Staying At Hotel Klarov

With a brilliant central location, beautiful neo-baroque style architecture, exclusive rooms and a highly motivated team of staff you will without a doubt have an excellent time when staying at Hotel Klarov. We were fortunate enough to be guests here during our recent visit to Prague and we absolutely loved our 2 night stay!