Scratch Map Travel Poster the essential travel companion for anyone embarking on a gap- year or trip of a lifetime.

Scratch Map Travel Poster the essential travel companion for anyone embarking on a gap- year or trip of a lifetime.

Taking a gap year is a big, once in a lifetime opportunity for adventure. You plan it before you have to settle down either in education or start climbing the corporate ladder. The thing about the gap year is that it represents such a pivotal part of your life that it needs to be treasured and remembered forever. Photos and keepsakes can be taken and picked up along the way, but what about having a portable record of all the places you’ve been in the form of a mini Scratch map? Step forwards Scratch Map Travel

Invented by Luckies of London in 2009 Scratch Maps are beautiful maps of the world with a foil print overlay ready for you to scratch off the places you visit, to reveal the colourful print beneath. Just like a scratch card, simply take a coin and you can personalise your map to reflect your travels creating a permanent visual memory, unique to each individual. The Scratch map® Travel Edition is small enough to be a great travel companion, but big enough to look great up on the wall at home or in your new student accommodation.

Scratch Map® Travel is small, neat and very cute and fits easily into any backpack or item of hand-luggage so you can take it wherever you go around the world. Take it on your travels to create a personal record your your trip of a lifetime on the move. It won’t take up too much room but is also robustly packaged in a beautifully designed presentation tube so it won’t damage easily.

Such a great alternative to a travel journal, this really is an extremely cool way to create a personalised document of your round the world trip. And although the front of the map is for you to scratch off the destinations, this edition of the Scratch Map® has a secondary use on the reverse. Flip the map over and there is a white world map where you can plan your route, make notes about your trip and attach photos. A truly unique and personal account, that anyone who is going travelling needs to take with them.

The best thing is that when you are home you can pin it on your wall and have a beautiful and innovative way of remembering your trip of a lifetime forever. Also available in a ‘Deluxe’ version.