As travelers, we love to map out where we go. Some of us – myself included – love to use maps to mark where we’ve been or where we’re headed next. While relying on GPS is convenient, there’s something wonderful about holding a paper map and finding your way around a new area. Or, about getting lost and then using a map to trace your way back to where you need to be.
But, what about a map that lets you mark where you’ve been once you’re done with your latest travels and have settled at home? Do people ever ask you how many countries you’ve been to and you start to count by hand how many it’s been? Would you love to have an easy, visual way to showcase your travels, but don’t have that right now?
Chad from Voyage Mapper recently told me about a unique map that can help you track your travels. As an avid traveler, Chad and his wife Rachelle wanted to create “something to help us document our travels in a creative and fun way.” The scratch-off map they created lets you document exactly where you’ve been in a fun, color-coded way. On it, you can scratch off countries you’ve visited, mark which U.S. states you’ve been to, and even learn about different country flags. They also offer some helpful tips on the best tools to use to scratch off your map.
Not only is the map a great way to commemorate where you’ve been, but it’s an interactive and colorful addition to an apartment or home office. Since it’s pretty compact, you can even take it with you on road trips. According to the Voyage Mapper site, the maps can be framed “with a standard 24×36” poster frame, which is the most popular poster frame size. This will leave about ½ inch of extra space on the left and right, and about 1.5” on the top and bottom. This space allows you to use any color paper to add an accent color to fill in the gaps if you wish.”
The map is a great conversation starter when friends visit and an educational piece for a family traveling with kids.
How would you like to have your own Voyage Mapper map? We’re giving away one on the Culture with Travel blog!
This contest is open to worldwide participants, but entrants must be at least 18 years old to participate. This contest runs until August 30 at 10 AM.
Here are the full details on how to enter to win the Voyage Mapper map:
Or, just follow this link to access the giveaway.
Do you love maps? Do you still actively use and buy them during travel? Tell us why in the comments!