Why Are Push Pin Maps the Best Way to Track Your Travels?

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Are you an avid traveler looking for a great way to track all of your travels? Perhaps you are looking for something that will help plan your future bucket list destinations? We have the perfect solution to solve both of these questions – Push Pin Maps!

What better way to keep track of all your adventures than with your very own, personalized push pin map that gives you the flexibility to track a number of things. More on this aspect later but we are also delighted to announce that at the bottom of this post, we are offering YOU an opportunity to WIN one of these awesome push pin maps in our latest giveaway.

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Push Pin Maps – The Story

“Life got in the way of our love of travel. Our vacation photos lived on our phones and we quickly forgot how much fun we had as soon as our trips ended. After we made our first push pin map, we realized it was a piece of art that’s fun to use and also a visual reminder of the great places we’ve gone and where we want to go next.” (Ashley and Eric Gibbons, Co-Founders of Push Pin Maps)

When Ashley and Eric Gibbons started creating maps in early 2015, they realized that they had an opportunity to fill a niche for personalized, fun to use maps that would allow customers the opportunity to create memories they will always cherish. What better way to reflect on your past travels than by being able to take a look at a gorgeous canvas highlighting all the places you have visited.

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One of the most impressive aspects of the Push Pin Maps family is that everything is printed and packaged by a printing partner based in the United States. All too frequently we see outsourcing take place for cheaper manufacturing costs but it’s great to see that Ashley and Eric are focused on keeping everything “in-house” so to speak and helping companies thrive in the United States.

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Selection of Maps

Let’s take a look at the process involved with ordering one of the gorgeous, personalized push pin maps. It all starts when you head over to the website and take a look at the options available. You will immediately notice there are a variety of designs to choose from, all customizable and unique to the type of traveler you are.

push pin map designs

Whether you are looking for something for yourself or perhaps a gift for the world travelers in your life, this is definitely a great option. It’s a three step process as follows:

1. Select Your Customized Preferences

2. Review E-Mail Proof of Your Design

3. Receive Your Map in Less Than 2 Weeks

It’s as simple as that folks and trust us when we say, it’s a seamless process and one that Ashley and Eric will ensure goes smoothly! I’m sure you are ready to take a look at some of the customizations available, so let’s see what Push Pin Maps offers.

push pin national park map

Customizable Options

When you start thinking about creating a personalized map, you need to figure out if you are looking for a world map or perhaps one just for the United States. Push Pin Maps offers a variety of designs to choose from, ranging from world maps to maps of the United States highlighting all of the national parks.

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World vs US National Park Map

There are currently 8 different designs to choose from, each offering a unique perspective and visual interpretation on your travels.

  1. Classic National Park Push Pin Map
  2. Classic World Push Pin Map
  3. Dark Blue National Park Push Pin Map
  4. Dark Blue World Push Pin Map
  5. Seaside US Caribbean Push Pin Map
  6. Seaside World Push Pin Map
  7. Vintage Blue National Park Push Pin Map
  8. Vintage Blue World Push Pin Map

As you can imagine, it’s already a tough choice. Ok, so once you have decided which design you want (we opted for #4…the Dark Blue World Push Pin Map) you can move on to more customizable options.

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How much wall space do you have? Do you want to go big or REALLY BIG? What is your budget? These are all questions that you will need to determine before selecting your size. Dependent on the medium you want also (see below), this will also play a role in the size you want to purchase.

push pin map sizes

We have the 32×48″ canvas which is a great size but the fact that this came in one panel also played a role. If you go any bigger than this, you will have at least 2 panels of canvas. Here are the sizing options available:

  • 24×36″
  • 32×48″
  • 40×60″
  • 48×72″
  • 60×90″

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There are several options available if you opt for the smaller (let’s be honest 24×36″ is hardly small!) push pin map. From a framed foam board to wrapped canvas to a rolled print, these are all available options in this size.

push pin world map

If you want anything larger, your medium options will be a little more restrictive but we highly recommend the canvas for any size that you go for. All options are ready to hang out of the box so regardless of which option you choose, the moment you receive your map, you will be ready to display it.


This is where the fun really starts! How personalized do you want this? Do you own a travel blog like we do? Do you want it to specifically have your names rather than blog name? All of these are choices you have when it comes to the header.

push pin map header

We have no recommendations here at all because ultimately, it’s your decision! Go with something that is memorable and will be “everlasting!”


The footer offers you the opportunity to add maybe a catchphrase or slogan that you follow when exploring the world. Or perhaps you just want to add something like “Chris and Heather Traveling Together Since 2010” highlighting when your adventures traveling across the globe started.

push pin map designs

At the end of the day, this is YOUR map and what you want to include should be personalized as you see fit!

Push Pin Key

Having a variety of different colored push pins wouldn’t really make much sense if you didn’t have a key to follow! Don’t worry, Ashley and Eric have thought all of this through and left a spot specifically to address this.

push pin map key

Perhaps you want to have four different options or maybe just “Where You Have Been” and “Where You Want To Go” or words to that effect.

***WIN*** Giveaway – ENTER NOW

We are delighted to be collaborating with Push Pin Maps to offer you an opportunity to win your very own, personalized map! One lucky winner will win their very own 24×36″ Wrapped Canvas with the winner choosing any of the above 8 designs along with all the available customizations that go with this!

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The only condition is that Push Pin Maps will only ship to a US address so you need to either be based in the United States or have an address in the US where this can be shipped! Beyond that, good luck folks and ENTER NOW!




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Chris Boothmanhttps://abritandasoutherner.com
Chris Boothman is the co-founder of A Brit and A Southerner. Born near Manchester, England, Chris moved to USA in 2006 where he soon after met his wife and travel partner in crime, Heather. They have since embarked on an amazing journey of travel as they challenge others to follow in their paths of working full-time but also being able to travel frequently! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Chris at [email protected]


  1. Great post! My fiancé and I are like you guys, (I’m a southerner, he’s a Brit!) and we’ve been talking about wanting a some sort of a map that shows where all we’ve traveled. Love the customized idea, thanks for this, I’ve pinned it for later 🙂

  2. I’ve been searching for something to track our family travel and this is perfect! My husband and I have visited 4 countries together and are excited to cross more off of our list.

  3. We have been to such wonderful places. Bermuda, Grenada, Ireland, Italy, Costa Rica – I have to say the favorite at the moment is Ireland. We’re heading there next Tuesday. There’s simply magic there and I forget all about the chaos when I’m in a pub or rolling along the countryside. Keep travelin!

  4. This just might be our answer. I mean, you can only have so many refrigerator magnets and shot glasses…and I think we’ve exceeded that. We like the scratch off map, too, but the pushpins seem even better. Plus – great gift idea! Good stuff.

  5. Keep meaning to buy one of these maps so it would be a cool gift to win. I don’t keep an exact count but I’ve been to over 40 countries and Japan is my favorite.

  6. I gotta say, I REALLY love mine. It’s so useful and fun to track your travels on an actual, physical map that you keep at home, not on your phone! I ordered mine from Pin Adventures, but I guess they’re the same?


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