Do you ever feel like escaping everyday life to a place where the wind carries the drum beat of gentleness from a time when freedom mean’t wondering around the land to discover new places and meet new people. Ancient lands that remember the nomadic life styles of our ancestors. Some indigenous people have survived around the World with their lifestyles and traditions in tact. We can learn and enjoy their no stress hospitality and the beautiful places they respect and look after.
Nothing gets the create juices flowing like a spot of travel. The World Scratch Map will motivate you to plan and take part in the biggest creative journey of your life. Photographers, artists, song writers and inventors will get their greatest ideas when roaming free.
Sitting in silent contemplation does not always bring results, but we can rely on nature, to inspire all our senses and let go of everyday stress, that blocks thought patterns, letting go of that, and letting in the fresh air, the stunning scenery, and the smell of the earth melting from ice, the sun scorching the wild vast plains, and the abundance of floral aromas, smells we don’t notice when we are too busy.
Set your easel up in the South of France, paint the lavender fields or the vineyards. Kick off your shoes in the meadow and record your own personalised travel journey on the World Scratch Map, just as you do on the canvas, and frame your Map, just like your painting, revealing true life experience, to remember that good times are always waiting.
Take your camera to the Worlds largest trees in California’s Redwood coast and take your wide angled lens to capture the 2000 years old trees growing over 375 feet tall, and even drive straight through a redwood in your car !
Compassion is found in every walk of life, but sometimes peace is hard to find, but there are a few places on the World Map where you will be inspired to write so take your note book to Rio Celeste Falls Costa Rico and you have just found paradise playing with your heart strings, conjuring up beautiful words in your mind and you cannot help feeling peace and happiness and you want to share that by recording it. Keep a memory and scratch off your creative travels on your personal travel map, and be sure to keep finding them special peaceful places and never stop creating.
Just how difficult is it to see and scratch off the whole World Map to accomplish that of great expeditions, with all their equipment and sponsorship ? 80 day’s rings a bell.
Can’t really manage that all in one go, work and commitments don’t allow, but let us not just give in on our personalised travel experience. The package holiday is o k for a rest but what about seeing the culture and covering that World Map
The 80 day cruises normally start off well but after 100 ports one starts to miss home. If you are going to cruise the World and get bored easy then it could be best done in 2 or 3 week sections. this way every time you travel, you can enjoy the planning, the excitement and the discovering all over again and again and you can try different modes of transport as an extra to do bucket list experience.
A fly drive experience is a great way to cover the World map, and see as much of it as you can as you hit the highways of coastal routes and then nipping inland to see some great city cultures and monuments.
The best book and then turned into a film that demonstrates the life changing affects of travel is ” Eat, Pray, Love. A journey of self discovery along side the culture, landscape, monuments and countries of Italy, India and Bali where the main character falls in love. The scene at Trevi Fountain, in Rome, the most beautiful and famous fountain in the World is amazing and many a romantic film has been set their over many decades. Let the movies put you in the mood, and let the World scratch map move you to the most romantic places in the world to eat the best cuisine, feel at great peace within yourself, and find love is all there is in the end.
The USA is a vast country and one you will keep wanting to go back to. Receiving the poster size scratch map of the USA was a delightful surprise and exciting rolling it out of the retro designed scroll tube with lid. The map was protected with tissue and is of durable thickness with shiny finish rolling out with no creases. The baby blue border with delicate grey spots, a stripe red header, a cream background and a full map of the USA styled art of the American flag stars and stripes reminded me of an American diner. The poster is typical of vintage signs and conjured up the colorful states and places we dream of visiting one day because we saw it in the movies.
A fully scaled map of the world mini version from the original poster size, but this roll up and scroll tube travels with you to plan and record your journey. Document your route on the outlined country’s on the reverse with sections to record your top 5 must see places and note down best experiences. Then scratch off where you have been and reveal a world of colorful information. The scroll tube is a strong card with lid and is gold with black outline map of the world images and the map itself is a glossy durable paper in white with gold foil layers. Scratch off gently and slowly with a coin to expose your personalized travels.
I am very pleased with my travel edition scratch map. I am coming up to retirement and feel this is my time to do the things I have always wanted. Having raised a family and worked all my life the long awaited trips are on the horizon. I have always had a fascination with Islands and have visited the Maldives, Madeira and the Cape Verde Islands and I must say I am very impressed that the travel map includes these. I can scratch these off as part of my personal travel experience and now I can work on travelling inland to countries that have always fascinated me.
When planning holidays, adventures and even day trips, a journal is a part of the personal journey and becomes your companion as you take your dreams and bucket list must do experiences to the World that is to be discovered for self fulfillment. We can all make notes, sometimes in our mind, sometimes on paper, but a journal is actual experience and here are a few journals that combine diary and logging with planning and itineraries as well as being a keep sake and folder to hold documents.
Maps have always been and still remain an important part of our lives as a source of learning and discovery as well as just getting from A to B. Literally written in stone, the first maps date back 5,000 years and were like amazing pieces of art. Using symbols and fine art drawings to depict oceans and hunting grounds natural materials were used like clay tablets and silk. Owning a map of such detail and quality that took months to complete was a status symbol if you owned one, a bit like a Ferrari car today. But thanks to the invention of the printing press, the growth of publishing houses and hunger to learn about the world, mean’t that the map became accessible to everyone.
A professor at Queen Mary University of London says that all maps are subjective and that different cultures believed maps to be true and objective only because it captured perfectly our own individual understandings of how we see the world. But then when we get out there and see it for ourselves it seems different and one has the urge to log down the way we experience and see people and places.
This is exactly why personalized travel is so important to us all and actually is critical for everyday life for work but more than that. It is for our own pleasure and our own journey to map out the places we visit and the things we learn along the way.
A World travel scratch map is the perfect map to inspire and record personal travel uncovering your own journey and producing a map that says, ” this is the world through my eyes ” and enjoy it’s decorative unique patterns as you scratch your personal travels, revealing a multi color map of information of great capital cities and unique landmarks uncovered only by you.
Wherever you go, becomes a part of you.
Follow the stars and end a perfect day with a sunset and a glass of local wine. Let the World Scratch Map take you to the best locations in the World where the stars will always shine but the atmospheres of the places you visit will always bring a new feeling for your personal travel experience when you end the day in special locations with a glass of wine and a sunset.
It is true that wherever you are in the World, Orion rises in the East, and sets in the West. Orion’s belt is the only 3 bright stars that form a straight line in the whole of the night sky, and will always rise and set with one degree due East or West. The Big Dipper rotates anti clockwise around the North Star and sometimes appears upside down but it’s relationship with the North Star never changes and will always point the way for you.
They say that no two sunsets are ever the same as they are created by the Earth’s atmosphere and colour wavelengths as it drops past clouds, beaches, volcanoes and mountains. Famous sunsets must see and scratch off to record on your Map of the World could be the Lion King type silhouette of African safari in orange and black contrast, Intense outstretched reflections of pinks and blues bouncing off icy slopes and lakes around Iceland, the Pyramids in Egypt reflecting the yellow sand towers over the camels wondering in the shimmering heat, ancient temples create surreal images in Bali or India with the Taj Mahal.
With a map on your wall you can plan your great escape, it is your time to start planning some great adventures to explore the landscapes and coastlines and culture, ending a perfect day with a local glass of wine. From cities like Barcelona over the colourful rooftops, or Santorini Greece, rugged island with white houses strike against the bright ocean views for some of the best sunsets in the World.
You decide where you want to see your perfect sunset to end a perfect day in all the different atmospheres around the World. Interestingly the top 2 must see sunsets according to a survey and not surprising, is Grand Canyon Arizona and Stonehenge, England. Where will you go to see yours ?
Of the 196 countries in the World Taiwan is the only one not officially recognized as a country by the US. Even so, 196 well worth visiting places on the World Map to discover. How you discover it, is up to you with the personalized interactive world scratch off where you have been map.