So at one point I was really into those map applications, where you can mark with a pin where you’ve been and where you want to go, etc. Partly it’s a narcissistic thing, you know, to see your map all coloured up – “lookie I’ve been to ALL THESE PLACES”, but a lot of it also has to do with just looking back at where you’ve been, and how much more of the world there is to see! I’ve never been to South America or the Caribbean or the Pacific, there’s a lot of Europe and the U.S. and even parts of Asia that I’ve never visited!
But for those who like something prettier, a very cool way to indulge in your “worldly traveller” ways is with this Scratch Map. It works like those mystery prize coupons, you use a coin to scratch off the metal foil bits on top – in this case you scratch off the gold foil for the places that you have visited, revealing bright colours underneath. It’s like, HERE’S YOUR REWARD FOR BEING SUCH A TRAVEL JUNKIE! TADAH! You almost feel like you’d win a prize when you conquer the globe and scratch off all the countries!
You could stick a pin in an actual map on the wall, but this just looks so much more fun~ I would really love to have this on my wall! It is totally, the cutest thing. I WANT ONE OF THOSE. (who’s going to get me one?)
You can purchase the Scratch Map here. I’m trying to see if there’s any possibility of carrying this cool product right here! Stay tuned…
Pix from iwantoneofthose