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.
I am impressed with the presentation of the map and an excitement to travel as many have done with a map in a tube that I can roll out and plan my journey and then scratch off the foil to record the wonderful colors under that represent the world I have covered.
It feels all the more an adventure and the plain reverse of the map is perfect to note down my must do and favorite places, as well as mark down my route as I go. The map is a great quality high gloss that will cope with the travel around and usable for on the road to log bit’s that perhaps I can if needed refer to if I want to write in more detail on my return. I like the gold foil to scratch off as I go to record as a way of a sense of achievement, revealing great capitals and coast lines. The map is in scale and I am impressed that even at my age I am learning more about the world and my world by having a map that is more than a map, it is my personal journey.