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USA Scratch Map Review

The USA is a vast country and one you will keep wanting to go back to. Receiving the poster size scratch map https://www.scratchmap.org/shop/scratch-map-u-s-a-edition/ of the USA was a delightful surprise and exciting rolling it out of the retro designed scroll tube with lid. The map was protected with tissue and is of durable thickness with shiny finish rolling out with no creases. The baby blue border with delicate grey spots, a stripe red header, a cream background and a full map of the USA styled art of the American flag stars and stripes reminded me of an American diner. The poster is typical of vintage signs and conjured up the colorful states and places we dream of visiting one day because we saw it in the movies.

 

Having already explored Florida’s coast and theme parks, I was thrilled to be given this map as for years I have been planning a road trip across America in my mind, and this has given me the motivation, to continue the dream. My daughter Charlotte was born with an illness and swimming with the dolphins at Sea World Orlando was a gift to her, and she was chosen as a VIP at Typhoon Lagoon, and this is typical of the friendly nature and intuition of the American people to notice her and make her feel special. I really want to do the Southern route starting from Florida with all it’s special memories for me, and from there will take me through Georgia and strange that Charlotte had her surgery in Birmingham England, and Birmingham USA is where Martin Luther King wrote his famous speech ” I have a Dream ” and I can totally resonate with this and why this scratch map is so perfect to inspire and continue that journey , the dream of freedom is happening in all of us, and no better place than the USA. A part from the civil rights history Georgia has 47 national parks like no others in the world and an area called the small canyon so not sure if I can make it to California at this point to at least scratch off the bottom of the map and taste some excellent wine in Napa Valley, but this map will at least prompt me . !

 

The Map looks great on the wall and those 50 states including Alaska, look so inviting, with interstate highways numbered the memories of those open highways remembered and roads to uncover, the map gives us the focus and discovery of great places seen and yet to see. The map is scaled out and unbelievable but the East to West can be achieved in 2 weeks with stops.

 

Would highly recommend this quality original map for anyone wanting to explore the beauty and cultural diversity and stunning landscapes of the American Dream. It certainly feeds the heart with great earthly experiences and the map is a real voice in the ” must do” ear.

 

Top tip for scratching off your personalized journey of the USA. Remember you are not digging for gold !  I used a 5 p coin and held it to the side and a gentle rub removes the layer, just like a scratch card. Comes away easy to reveal detailed areas of each state, city’s, beaches, boundaries and toll roads.

 

“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness” . The American Dream .

2 Essential, must have USA Maps

The USA Scratch Map

The United States of America, shiny blue stripes and red star map https://www.luckies.co.uk/gifts/scratch-maps/ of the world poster temps you to journey the 50 numbered states and explore the most diverse landscapes on the planet, from New York to California and Alaska to Washington. Take in the spectacular cowboy state of Texas and travel through Indian territory through the grand Canyon and imagine you are starring in your very own movie. Or you may choose to start at Route 1 and work your way through the hundreds of options in a bid to cover as many states as possible and cross off them bucket list must see places off your personal travel list.

With the help of the scratch map you can plan and then reveal your journey by scratching off the stars and stripes foil to make a full record of states traveled and experience gained and then the map will change color and show information on capitals, towns and road names.

You can also make up your own ultimate themed trip following your own state discovery, be it food, culture, history, film, or nature. Every state has a story to tell and most have been recorded in movies or country and western music such is the inspiration of this fascinating country. Visit scenes to identify your pleasures of art from Godfather in New York to sleepless in Seattle.

USA Travel Map

A chance of a lifetime to discover America and what is know as the American Dream, can only be discovered in detail by taking a road trip on one of the many famous routes that take you through all the different landscapes and movie scenes. California State Route 1 would be a great start and is known as a romantic route so good choice for those looking for freedom to share their love of America as well as their love for each other.

The USA travel map is a smaller version of the original poster size scratch map, but this one fits in your rucksack and also has a plain graphed outline on the reverse to mark down and plan your road trip.

The 123 mile pacific highway has jaw dropping scenery from Monterrey to Morro Bay. Moonstone Beach, the Big Sur sunset, Carmel’s romantic restaurants and dramatic coastline will certainly be romance enough but topped with the California sunshine, hearts are bound to melt in a romantic haze of all 5 senses.