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Taking Travel Inventory with Scratch Maps

It’s the end of another year, time to take inventory of the great travel destinations that you can now mark off your bucket list before making new plans for next year. Maps by ScratchMap are perfect for doing just that. Part wall art and part travel lottery ticket, these maps are covered in a foil surface that you can scratch away with a coin. These cool maps make it easy to celebrate all the places that you have been while...

Fanciful Map Art To Flip Over!

London graphic artist Michael Tompsett recently traded in the grey skies of Britain for the sunny shores of the south of Spain in order to focus on creating fine art full-time. If that’s not enough reason to be envious of this ex-desk jockey, wait to untill you get a load to amazing creative genius that resulted from the change in venue. Zulily.com is currently offering prints of Tompsett’s colorful and imaginative maps featuring locales such as Germany, France, the UK, NYC and the African continent all at...

Art for the traveling He(art)

What does your travel-guide/phrase-book look like after a long trip? Are the pages dog-eared with write-ups of local attractions and hotels circled or highlighted with red and yellow pen? Do you have the phone numbers of tour guides, locals in-the-know or taxicab companies scribbled in the margins??? You do, if you are anything like me. And, on top of that, your travel maps are riddled with pin holes and tears from the stress of being folded and refolded every which...