4 Best Scratch Maps Of The USA
A scratch away map is a relatively new product to the market and is quickly becoming one of the most popular gifts to give. It combines a visual representation of the places you have traveled or wish to travel. If you are new to this concept, here is how it works.
The scratch away map consists of a colorful and detailed map that has all the land mass covered with a scratch away foil.
As you travel or wish to reveal a country or area you simply scratch away the foil to document your destination.
Most people find this very interesting because it is such a fresh twist to what we know a map to be.
Once you have removed the foil of the areas you have visited, the map is personalized to your specific experiences in life, a very cool display for any traveler.
Scratch away maps come in many sizes and focus on different regions of the world. Here is our pick for the 4 best scratch maps of the USA.
1. Scratch Map Original
The very first scratch away map was made by a company out of the UK called Luckies. They have grown their offerings to over twenty scratch away maps, three of which are scratch maps of the USA.
A United States scratch map has all the state lines highlighted both on the foil and on the map underneath. Major highways are also visible once the foil is scratched away.
This scratch away travel map comes in two color schemes, a black and gold called Scratch Map USA Deluxe, and an American Flag covered map called simply Scratch Map USA.
Fits in a large 24 x 32-inch poster frame.
2. Scratch USA
Our second pick is a United States scratch off map by Maps-International. This map has the look of a traditional map. The oceans are labeled and connecting countries are visible, as are the latitude and longitude lines.
The map shows the country’s cities and highways on the foil which is a great feature if you want to scratch away the route you used to get from one state to the next. This offers an opportunity for a very detailed documentation of an epic RV trip, or gap year adventure.
Jetsetters is a company located in Honolulu, Hawaii. They offer four scratch away maps, one of which is a United States scratch off map.
The Scratch Your Travels brand has a fun scrapbook look, large text and elegant calligraphy that is colorful, bold and attractive.
The United States scratch map is set on a white background giving an overall clean and uncluttered look. Also, adding to its uncluttered look is the fact that it does not have the outlines of any highways or cities, just the state borders, and the names of the respective state.
This product is designed to fit perfectly into a 12 x 18-inch frame.
These frames are readily available and it is so simple for anyone to use. Although you may want to leave the glass out or mount the print on top of the glass so the print can be accessed for future scratching.
4. Scratch off USA Map – Travel Tracker Map
The Scratch off USA Map with National Parks – Travel Tracker Map, is produced by a company called Landmass out of Austin, Texas. This map features National Parks, the Highest Peaks and State Capitals on the foil and hidden underneath. You will also find hidden under the foil major highways and rivers.
The design of this map treads a balance between a traditional look and a classy piece of art. The map of the United States is set on a clean white background with a large face of a compass in the bottom corner, a very attractive touch. The text and overall look of the map are traditional, but by voiding the ocean names and connecting countries it has a very clean look.
This map will fit into a standard size 18 x 24-inch frame.
Landmass is a company with a cause. 10% of Landmass profits are donated to help fund study abroad grants. Studying abroad (or traveling) gets you out of your bubble and you get to experience firsthand what peoples life and cultures are like in other parts of the world. These types of experiences will humble and stick with you for a lifetime.
People really do enjoy keeping a record of their travels and talking about, reliving the adventured and experiences they had while they were on vacation. The scratch off map is one way to spark that conversation with visitors to your home or office. Your friends and colleges will want to hear your personal stories and will surely have one or two to share as well.
It is amazing the energy and enthusiasm that talking about a passionate topic can bring out of a person, and likely travel stories will be full of fun, funny and happy adventures. This passion finds us all, no matter if you travel for the culture, the landscape, or everything in-between. This brings joy and happiness to peoples lives and therefore is something we should embrace. Talking about travel instantly changes the mood to one of vacation and the hopes and expectations of the next trip.
So get your scratch away map and log your past travels! Remember to take a vacation and relax, see the sights and eat the food. Talk to the locals and go somewhere most people in the world will never get to go.
We have lots to see and do right in our backyard, so don’t delay. Make it what you want it to be because travel is a very personal experience.
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