They Draw and Travel – Art + Maps!

I discovered the awesome site They Draw and Travel from another great blog, The Explorer’s Notebook (News from the Interimaginational Institute for Fantastical Exploration & Cartography). The site was created by siblings Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell.

Each map is one-of-a-kind, highlighting off-the-beaten path sites and activities that are local favorites. You won’t find anything like this in a guidebook! Whether you’re planning your next trip, reminiscing about places you’ve been or dreaming about places you want to go one day, we hope you’ll find They Draw & Travel inspiring, useful and FUN!

Artists submit maps they’ve created from all around the world. Some are specific to a city or region, like these maps of Europe, Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Jaffa, Israel, and this map of my hometown of Portland, created by Jennifer Reynolds:

© They Draw and Travel

© They Draw and Travel

There are also maps of random things, like the beautiful Birds of the Scottish Isles, the beach bike paths of Los Angeles, and where to find cashew chicken in Springfield, MO.

I recommend spending some time to poke around. The maps are fun, and beautiful to boot! If maps aren’t your thing, maybe you’ll enjoy their sister site:  They Draw and Cook.

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