Miss Frugal has definitely caught the travel bug after our little break away to Cyprus recently! She seems to have developed a real love of travelling and visiting new places, something I want to encourage in both of my children because it’s so important for them to learn about the world around us.
She’s started her own little travel journal to record the places that we’ve already been and she’s been asking me for one of those personalised family travel map you can get where you scratch off the places you’ve been (like these). Rather than buy one of those for her, I bought a small poster map of the world for £1.99 and a roll of sticky backed plastic.
(The buttons in the picture are because we had an idea of using some vintage buttons instead of pins to make the places but we went back to the idea of pins after one button covered Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza all at once. 😉 )
I covered the map with the clear film (which is much easier said than done and may have taken several attempts) and then I was planning on hanging it on the wall as it was until I remembered about the frame we bought a few years ago from The Festival of Thrift. I bought it because I loved it and I was sure I’d find something to fill it with but I never managed to find the perfect thing to frame until I realised that the map was the same size and would look perfect in it!
We’ve just used normal drawing pins to make the places that she’s been and if you look closely, you’ll see that there’s a clear pin in New York because that’s at the top of her travel bucket list!
It looks great on her bedroom wall and is a great way to encourage her newfound love of travel I think – she’s personalised it a bit more with a few travel themed postcards since I took the photo above too….
I think having a personalised family travel map not only helps you to record your family travels but is also a brilliant way to bring travel to life at home for your children to help encourage them to want to learn more about the world!
I’m joining in with the Family Travel blog hop today – why don’t you have a look at some of the other family travel themed posts listed below for some more family travel inspiration.
Tips for Taking Kids on Long Flights from MamaSmiles
Best Travel Games from MissJaimeOT
How to Avoid Boring in A Long Trip For Extrovert And Introvert Kids from Living Ideas
Road Trip Books for Kids from CraftCreateCalm
Getting the Energy Out on a Road Trip from Royal Baloo
Best Cameras for Family Travel from Kid World Citizen
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