Highlighter pen (3 different colours)
Pencil & eraser
Access to google maps
Test Map (provided with your purchased map)
Colouring materials of your choice
Start the fun here:
Use the alphabetised world reference here to help you locate the destinations accurately.
– Firstly, go ahead and highlight the numbers of the countries/ territories, where you have been onto the Test Map. Should you wish to mark the cities instead of countries on your map: further use google maps ( or your favourite Atlas) to then determine the exact location of the cities you have visited and mark them with a pencil.
– Using another highlighter, go ahead and dot where you live now. This is your HQ.
– If you know your top 10 Bucket List destinations then go ahead and mark them with the third highlighter. (I recommend choosing individual cities for this) If you are not sure yet, leave this until later.
Now once you have drafted all your destinations you have been (+ want to visit), go ahead and mark all the locations onto your Dream the Travel x Travel the Dream, world map. I would recommend using neon or foil colours so the marks stand out. If you'd like a more subtle look, use a black pen. You can use small round stickers but please note if they are too big, or you've been to many places, they may end up covering entire countries!
Voila, your DIY masterpiece is now done. Admire your map and get excited/ feel inspired to turn those travel dreams into a reality!