I’m a tough person to shop for. I don’t buy much in the way of new clothes, and I’m not the type that needs a new big-screen TV or other technology. I read a lot, but mostly digital books and lots of travel-related reading. Lots.
But, my wife has an uncanny memory. She remembers things I bring up only briefly and lodges them in some secret file for birthdays and Christmas. I had mentioned to her that I had seen a map of the world where you can scratch off the different countries to mark where you’ve been. I’m a sucker for travel-related things like this.
The map itself just comes in a tube and can be ordered from Amazon. They sell a handful of them. I liked the STW (Scratch the World?) map the best. This one is only about $20 on Amazon.
My wife went ahead and had it framed. There was/is glass that goes with the frame, but I haven’t finished scratching off countries I’ve visited. So, the glass is tucked away for right now. Here’s a closer look at some other parts of the map:
I already know I’m going to have a lot of fun scratching off the countries I’ve been to. And, I’m bound to have even more fun when I come home from my first new country once I’ve got it all updated.
The Final Two Pennies
It was irking me a bit that I couldn’t recall where I saw the map. I did a bunch of Googling around places I could recall seeing it. I’m pretty sure it was fellow Boarding Area blogger Miles To Memories. His is a slightly different map than mine. I like mine better, but I think that’s just personal preference. Both are pretty cool, especially to a travel geek like myself!
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