How to Create Your Own Travel Photo Map

Our family has a bucket list goal to explore all 50 states before the kids reach high school. We are over half way there and have been looking for a way to document this idea for some time. Then, we found an easy online template on how to create your own travel photo map. Essentially it becomes a personalized travel map where you can customize your picture into the shape of the state you visited. It has been a fantastic keepsake of our travels and has helped us document our adventures. Here’s how it works… 

Travel Photo Map

Thunderbunny Labs has created a simple online template where you can upload your own pictures to see how they fit within each state or location. There are various options to choose from, but since our family has visited so many states, we chose the blank version of the United States.

Once it arrived, we saw how beautiful it was and couldn’t wait to start adding pictures. I had read about how easy it was to create on the company’s website, and sure enough, it was a piece of cake! Check it out by clicking the picture below.

Some states are very easy to find pictures that fit your entire family, while others can be a bit tricky due to their odd shapes. Regardless, it is a fun project to find pictures of the states we have visited. Now that we have this though, we plan on keeping the shape of the state in mind when we are taking our pictures on vacation!

Photo Map Products

For those of you that have other travel goals or just want to document where you have been, there are other options besides the United States. There is an option of a world map where you would put in one picture per continent.

There are also blank maps of Canada, the Caribbean islands, the Mexican states, Australia, and Europe. These are great ideas if you have traveled around a particular continent and would live a photo memory to display your travels. Click on the pictures below for more detail.

Personalized Travel Photo Maps

For sports lovers, there are even ways to create a travel photo map of the baseball parks and football stadiums you have visited.

There is another option I found interesting too. There are blank templates of all 50 states. One idea is buying your home state and adding a picture of your family, or if you lived in another state, you could display both to show the past and present. There are so many ways to create your personalized travel photo map. Check it out some examples below.

We cannot wait to fill in more states on our U.S. Travel Photo Map, and since we are moving to a new state, will likely buy a Florida and Connecticut solo frame to decorate our walls.

Thunderbunny Labs also takes custom country orders. This can be particularly useful if you have just visited a country and would like a framed travel photo map of that location. There are many listed on the website, but if you don’t see the specific country you are looking for, send them a message and they will add it.

For other ideas on how to display your travels, check out this post – Best Ways to Document your Travels. For other ways to decorate your home with memories from your travels, check out this page that has 70+ world travel themed home decor ideas.

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6 thoughts on “How to Create Your Own Travel Photo Map”

  1. I love this and am always looking for more ways to show our travels in our home. This is perfect!! We are moving soon and would love to create this for our new home =)

  2. Love this! I DIYed a cork map awhile back, and we loved it! We have been looking for a new way to document our baby’s travels now, and this looks perfect!

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