Hello! This post is honor of my first “Map Design: Learn to Communicate Places Beautifully” online class today over at skillshare.com! I’m really looking forward to creating my own map – something I never thought I’d do. The following images are of maps I’ve taken photos of and collected in the past year or so. Travel tip: Taking photos of maps is often a great way to have access to a map at all times, right in the palm of your hands. Being able to zoom in/out is so useful!
Place: (where the map is of). Discovered: (place where I found the map). Location: (if its a print, where I have the map now).
MapWanderer sketch I did on my flight from Europe back to the states a few weeks ago.
Place: Globe necklace (it even rotates!) with binoculars necklace. Discovered: In a cool little shop on the main shopping street in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Place: Vevey, Switzerland. Discovered: Roaming around the streets of the city centre of Vevey.
Place: The World. Discovered: Purchased in a store (I can’t remember which one!). Location: On my wall right above my desk to be used as inspiration and for reference for my travel planning.
Place: USA. Discovered: In an atlas book I found at a $1 bookstore. Location: Atlas is hanging out on my bookshelf.
Place: California, USA. Discovered: In the same atlas (from photo above).
Place: All over the world. Discovered: In a $1 bookstore in LA. Location: On the bookshelf in my room!
Location: Berat, Albania. Discovered: On a sign in the town of Berat.
Location: Prizren, Kosovo. Discovered: On a sign close to the bus station, while entering the main part of the town.
Place: Venice, Italy. Discovered: Shown on a slideshow during Rick Steves’ talk on Italy at the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show in Santa Clara, CA.
Place: Ireland. Discovered: On a postcard at shop in Dublin, Ireland. Location: On a magnetic board right above my desk.
Place: Egypt. Discovered: In a shop in Dahab, Egypt, along the Red Sea. Made on papyrus. Hand-decorated. Location: Framed and soon-to-be on my wall.
Location: Iceland & Scandinavia and the waters in between. Discovered: On a postcard bought at the museum shop at the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik. Location: On a magnetic board right above my desk.
Location: Iceland. Discovered: At the museum shop at the National Museum of Iceland in Reykjavik. Location: Framed and soon-to-be on my wall.
Location: Iceland. Discovered: Postcard purchased at a tourist shop in Reykjavik. Location: On the magnetic board right above my desk.
Location: World. Discovered: In a shop in Reykjavik, Iceland. Spotted on the wall as I was about to leave the shop. Adorned with postage stamp images, love the vintage feel. Location: On the wall above my bed.
Location: Paris, France. Discovered: On a postcard in a tourist shop in Paris. Paris Metro Map. Location: On the magnetic board above my desk.
Location: Africa. Discovered: I bought this in a small shop in LA and use it as my travel journal. Location: In my room and on all my travels!
Location: London, England. Discovered: I often take photos of my computer screen when I look up googlemaps so I have access to it (and can zoom in/out) in case I don’t have a data connection.
Location: La Tour-De-Peilz, Switzerland. Dicovered: On a sign while taking a walk along the lake towards Vevey.
Location: Pristina, Kosovo. Discovered: Hand-painted on a wall at the lovely Han Hostel in a great location in Pristina.
Discovered: Review of the “On The Map” book in the American Airlines magazine. Really makes me want to get the book!
Gosh, I really am crazy about maps. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed! Feel free to share YOUR favorite maps.