The way of the scratch map!
The story of the Scratch Map can be traced back to a simple observation made during 6 months of backpacking around the world!
My path crossed with people from all over the globe and different walks of life. After months off the beaten track and striking up conversations with any friendly face, one thing that resonated was how a conversation would usually lead to who’s been where and seen what, with the question of ‘how many countries have you visited?’ inevitably being asked. Different people had different ways of keeping track and sharing their ‘visited list’, some had it scrawled in a journal, others typed on a spreadsheet and I even met someone who had it tattooed on their back! Despite the different methods used, it was clear that the desire to record and mark what parts of the world you’ve explored was a common theme among travelers.