Animated layer addition

Hey gang!

I am trying to figure out a way through wix to do some animation on the following page:

Right now, the text is animated and provides the link to the applicable trip report. As more and more trip reports are filled in, the map is getting to cluttered with the text. What I would like to replace the text with is just the world map picture, and when you hover over the highlighted country, it would zoom in, or pop out a little bit and I can have some text come in at that time.

I was trying to accomplish this by having each highlighted country an individual picture and animate it. I was not successful though.

Any thoughts?