One of my favorite travel blogging images is the digital push pin travel map that highlights cities and destinations that its creator has visited.
In one quick glimpse you can see every place in the entire world they have been and with just a little thought, imagine where they may be going next.
As we are building a home full of travel decorations, I knew that one day I would be taking this popular digital map and converting it into a real-life decoration to be used as the centerpiece for one of our rooms (with a fantasy of it being in a travel-inspired bar room).
I always expected these maps to cost upwards of $150 or more when finished, as is the case with some of the nice ones available on Amazon or Conquest Maps, but I couldn't bring myself to spend that kind of money right away.
Instead, I put on my crafting hat and ended up being able to make my own professional style travel map with pins at home for just about $50 US and an hour of my time.
If you've ever fantasized about making a map of your own, here's what you do.