If you like to travel, then you would be a fool not to have your own Scratch map. If you have not heard of this kind of map then read to learn all the wonders that this novelty entails. It is a map, usually of the world, but you can buy them for certain countries or only certain parts of the world as well. The map starts all a color, and you can scratch the locations on the map to represent where you have traveled! If you are an avid traveler then this map is crucial for you to own. It's a fun and engaging way to keep track of where everything you've visited in the world. Having this great visual representation of your international travels is a very fun way to show your world to your friends and family.

What is a Scratch map?

It is a world map that has a top layer of gold foil or any other scratch-able material. This top layer can be scratched easily. And once scratched a new colorful world map will be revealed. So, the idea is to differentiate the countries revealed from un-scratched by colors.

Once a traveler has visited a country, he'll simply scratch that country revealing a colored map below making that particular country different from the rest of the world. This is quite useful for travelers as they can easily see from the map where they have been and where they still want to go. For example, if a traveler has been in France, Italy, Brazil, and China. He will scratch these four countries on your map while all the other countries of the world remain covered with the gold paper.

The Scratch off map is a very useful thing. However, it is not compulsory for travelers to use it. Anyone can use. It's a better learning tool as well. You can give it to your child and tell them to scratch the countries after learning them. You can also give your friends and family as gifts.

Benefits of using the Scratch map

Here is a list of a few important advantages of using this wonderful map of the world.

• It is a great help for travelers. They can easily save the record of the countries that are next to the list. There is no need to keep the usual diaries and maps of the world to track places.

• It can also be used as a learning tool for children. Give it to your child today and I'm sure that in a couple of months, she would have learned all the countries in the world with her locations.

• You can use the special scratch map editions which are maps of the country where you can scratch cities and other famous places. So, if you are not a tourist or a traveler you can still use it. Just buy a Scratch Special edition map of your home country and start following the cities and places where you have been.

• It's a great gift. You can send your family and friends as a gift on your special days. There is no need to buy it instead of going to an online store that sells scratch maps, ask for one and send it as a gift to the address of your beloved.

Author's Bio: 

Cristina Herrera has a BA in Journalism. And she is an independent Journalist. Her passion in life is to write meaningful stories and help others through the research and content. She truly believes that knowledge is power. So, she wants to share her experiences through content.