Traveling abroad has a multitude of benefits besides taking a much-needed break from work. There’s scientific evidence that experiencing other cultures boosts your creativity, more frequent vacations lower your stress level overall, and the anticipation of going on a trip is far greater than the anticipation of buying new physical possessions (meaning that the benefits of travel begin before you’ve even boarded the plane). In addition, you’ll have great stories to tell when you return, and sharing your experiences can help you cement new friendships or deepen connections with people who are already in your circle. The World Travel Tracker Scratch Off Maps are an affordable way to beautifully display your journeys, and it’s a great jumping-off point for conversations about the places you’ve gone and the people you’ve met.
Landmass Goods maps cover each country with a gold foil top that you scratch off, much like a lottery ticket, when you return from your holiday. The bold colors beneath track your travels from 210 countries (with additional state outlines), so even the smallest countries or states will stand out. Hanging this up in your home in time for your next gathering can get some globe-trotting conversation rolling.
The World Travel Tracker Scratch Off Map isn’t just for international trips: if you’re an outdoorsy type and you’re interested in exploring the untouched parts of the States, an additional US National Parks Travel Map will be right up your alley. It features natural parks, state capitals and the highest peaks you can ascend in your home country, including the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails for hiking fans. It’s another great jumping-off point for getting to know your guests better the next time you throw a party.
Whether you’re crossing an ocean to immerse yourself in a new country or road-tripping to see the wonders of the States, the World Travel Tracker Scratch Off Maps are an attractive addition to your decor and a great way to connect with the people you invite into your home. You can choose from the original Travel Tracker Map for $23.99, get one with a black background for the same price, or go big with the black extra-large option for $36.99. The US National Parks map is available in classic or black, both for $23.99. As an added bonus,10% of the profits for these maps go to study abroad travel grants — so you can help students expand their horizons while you look back on yours.