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How to Create a Pushpin Travel Map: DIY Tutorial



For many, summer represents the season of travel. Families set off on cross-country road trips and adventures around the globe to see new sites, takes hundreds of photos and fill their passports with stamps, but there’s no better way to relive your travel adventures than with a pushpin travel map you can hang in your home. 

A travel map gives you a quick glimpse into your past adventures, helps you plan for your next trip, and with a little thought, imagine your dream destinations. Purchasing a pre-assembled map can be expensive and often lacks the personalization and sentiment that goes into creating your own. For us creatives, that enjoy a good DIY project, this tutorial from CarRentals is the perfect way to create your own pushpin travel map that can be customized to your living space. Their beautiful step-by-step guide not only walks you through the process but comes complete with examples, materials and custom legend printables to match the aesthetic of your map. 

In 2-3 hours, you can have a travel-inspired piece of art the whole family can enjoy—They can even help in the creation process! Whether you choose to create one for yourself or gift to family and friends, using this simple “do it yourself” guide makes the process a breeze. 

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