Click on the place name in the side bar or click on a balloon to see where the place is located and read some information and see a picture. Don't worry that you can't see all of the balloons, the map will move to show you the location when you click on the name. You can zoom in using the slider on the left side of the map. You may also click once on the map then use the arrows on the keyboard to move. Close the information window by clicking on the x in the top right corner of the bubble. If viewing on iPad, swipe the map from side to side or up and down to see markers.