Maps and Memories

The weather forecast is nothing but rain, all week.  I want nothing more than to make some tea, snuggle up under a big blanket, and finish reading this month's Nat Geo Traveler. The quilt above is by Brooklyn Based Haptic Lab. They quilt maps of cities, take custom orders, and can add landmark names that are special to you.

Continuing with the map theme, I'd like to flip through Paris 48°49N 2°29E by Ami Sioux. She asked 50 Parisians to hand draw a map to a place that is meaningful to them. She then visits the locations and takes a photograph of each.  I'd like to see her first book, which is a similar compilation of Reykjavík

Marie Frei

One Carry-On Travel is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a girl with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for unique cultures and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.