Linking up again with Ginny at Organizing Homelife for Simply Sensational Tuesday!
I've wanted to create a big map to track my travels for a long time. When I worked for my sorority one thing I loved was that we have a huge map at our headquarters that shows where all of our chapters are located across the country. Since then I've been fascinated with the idea of creating one for my own travels.
Then I met Mr. Charming and in just a year and a half (coming up this Saturday-crazy!) we've traveled to 11 states and countless cities. Now that we're living together I felt it would be much better to document where we've traveled together, and let's face it if I put every city I've been to on a map it would get a little crowded. I became inspired by a project on Young House Love using a vintage map. I started scouring Ebay and found a National Geographic map of the US from 1956.
|Just old enough that Hawaii wasn't yet a state!|
I'm now wishing I had put a coat of modge podge or something on top of the map so it looks less papery and also to protect it. I may go back and do that. But I grabbed some map pins from Office Max and went to work with red pins where we've traveled and green pins where we've lived while we've been together, this part was so fun!
|The Southeast is of course our most heavily traveled region|
This project also inspired me to update my travels page a bit. You'll now find a Google map of where I've traveled rather than just the states I've hit. I also discovered Tripit this week and have added a widget with my upcoming trips. For some reason three of them are currently showing up so looks like I need to fix that!
How do you commemorate your travels and adventures? Any cool trips on the horizon?