while we’re on the subject of traveling…

by @according2kelly on January 15, 2008

i love all things travel related… mini suitcases, vintage luggage labels, old travel postcards & posters. (i think you get the idea.) but most of all, i love maps. big or small, flat or round, i love them all. so it’s no surprise to me, that while watching one of my favorite guilty pleasures, the wall map totally caught my eye. (click on the picture to enlarge it.) i’ve always loved the idea of having a huge wall map… either in the kid’s room or perhaps in a game room or office. i’ve toyed with the idea of “sticking pins” in the places we’ve visited, but this idea is so much better. instead of your basic push pin, they’ve used postcards & pictures to signify special locations. i loved it when the little boy was asked “do you remember where england is?” & he replied “it’s the one with the big clock”. i seriously LOVE this idea, it goes way behind your basic geography lesson. i found a similar map HERE, unfortunately they are all sold out, although i did spy a few on ebay. obviously there are probably hundreds of map options out there, but i kinda like THIS one, THIS one, or THIS one. oh, & THIS one too.

6 comments
Jared and Shannon Allen Family
Jared and Shannon Allen Family

I totally noticed the map on OTH the other night! My husband is a geography major and my bathroom is in maps- but I love this idea. Thanks for doing the hard work and looking for the maps. Now I just need to get it and hang it up!Thanks!

crystal
crystal

Oh, I hear ya on this one. I've always wanted a hug map! And I love Gab's idea of indicating where famil lives--isn't that cool? And aren't you so curious about Marty's Heritage Map?

Mom2fur
Mom2fur

I had a subscription to National Geographic Magazine when I was a kid, and the issues that came with maps were the best! I think I need to put a USA map on my wall to mark off where my on-line friends come from!

Marty
Marty

I have a big Heritage Map (I call it) on my wall. I started it just before I started my blog, so it hasn't received the attention it deserves. Thanks for your fun suggestions. Now when I actually finish it, it will be cooler than I'd originally planned.

gab
gab

In our old house, I had a big wall map in the playroom with pictures showing which cousins lived in each state. Need to do it again...

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