What is a Travel Tracker Map?

Landmass Travel Tracker scratch off map
The Landmass Travel Tracker Map is a fun way to highlight where you’ve been and where you’d like to explore next. Photo credit: Darren Cheung

The Landmass Travel Tracker Map is an interactive scratch off map to keep track of your travels. This map has a gold top foil area, like a scratch ticket. Once you scratch off a place, a vibrant color appears underneath. What’s extra cool is that there are state outlines for Australia, Canada and the U.S.A. That way you can specify exactly where you’ve explored. You can also scratch off 210 flags of the world. The Travel Tracker Map makes a perfect gift for the traveler in your life.

And as if Landmass wasn’t cool enough, they also donate 10% of their profits to study abroad grants with partnerships with National Geographic and the Fund for Education Abroad. This post contains affiliate links.

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Where to Start?

Landmass Travel Tracker Scratch Off Map
I loved the packaging, especially the cute little airplane near the pull-tab! Photo credit: Darren Cheung

The most challenging aspect of the Travel Tracker Map is determining your “rules.” Since my husband and I traveled before we met, we had to decide whether we mark off just the places we’ve traveled to together or any place either of us has been. It was actually quite a lengthy discussion. I’m a rule follower by nature so I needed clear guidelines. We ended up deciding that we’d count any place that either my husband or I can explored. Layovers didn’t count. Once that was settled, we were able to crack it open!

This map is awesome even while it’s in the package. It comes in a sleek triangular box and is wrapped in tissue. To open the box, you pull a “plane tab” and guide it around the box. My preschooler thought this was hilarious!

What I Thought

Landmass Travel Tracker Scratch Off Map
My son couldn’t wait to scratch off his first place! Photo credit: Darren Cheung

I really wanted this to be a family activity that included my 3.5-year-old. He was eager to get to scratching. The tricky part is that he was overly-eager and wasn’t super careful with our quarter. I mean, he’s a preschooler and his fine motor skills are what you’d expect. So, I ended up covering up some areas on the map with my fingers so he wouldn’t scratch off too much. But, I let him scratch off all of Hawaii on his own!

After he got to scratch a few, my husband and I were ready for our turn. Let me tell you, it was so GRATIFYING! I had to stop myself so I wouldn’t scratch off all the places on my own. My favorite places to scratch off were France, Spain and California because it brought back a lot of family memories. What was a surprising bonus is that it sparked conversations about our mutual trips and places we visited before we met.

Landmass Travel Tracker Scratch Off Map
Scratching off the flags was a great way to check our work! Photo credit: Darren Cheung

Scratching off the flags may have been even more satisfying than the countries. For one thing, we saw quite a few flags of countries we had visited but had forgotten to scratch off the map. My husband found a few cruise ports he had missed. For this reason, it was the ultimate way to check that we had scratched everything off.

Where to Buy

Landmass Travel Tracker Scratch Off Map
We were surprised how many places we could scratch off! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

You can buy your own travel tracker map at Landmass. The travel tracker map is 17″x24″. It looks great centered in an 18″x24″ frame or pinned to the wall. I found these Decorative Travel-Theme Push Pins or Wood Push Pins that would be a nice fit.

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Travel Tracker Map by Landmass Perfect Gift for Traveling FamiliesLandmass provided this product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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42 Comments

    • marciecheung Reply

      We’ve only “scratched” the surface 🙂

  1. This is such a great idea. It gets kids excited about seeing the world and opens their minds to other areas in the world!

    • marciecheung Reply

      Agreed! My son had a lot of questions about other countries as we were scratching!

  2. Aw I love this idea! My husband and I love to travel so we’d get a kick out of this. It’ll also motivate us to visit more places!

    • marciecheung Reply

      YES! We realized how many places we haven’t explored yet!

    • marciecheung Reply

      They are a lot of fun and it just encourages us to see more places!

  3. Awww what a fun activity for your family! I bought my husband a travel scratch map very similar to this a few years ago but it is by a different brand. We have been scratching off the places we go to together. It’s so lovely to see! But we have a LOT of places still to go. We’ve put it in a nice frame and up on the wall of our lounge. Love it!

    xxM

    • marciecheung Reply

      I love your idea of framing it for your lounge! I’m still trying to find the perfect spot for our’s!

  4. We have a huge pin map of our world travels, but my 5 year old recently asked for a scratch off map of the US since we are on a mission to see all of them. I had no idea they are so time consuming and precise to scratch off! I think we will have to do a road trip through the northeast and just scratch those little ones off all at the same time!

    • marciecheung Reply

      If you did one of just the U.S., the states would be larger and a bit easier to scratch off. Any maybe use a dime, rather than a quarter to be a bit more precise. Or another type of scratch-off instrument.

  5. This is a great gift idea for any traveller. I like the idea of scratching off where you’ve been; I might be there a while! Also nice that the kids can get involved too!

    • marciecheung Reply

      It’s pretty satisfying! You’d enjoy it no matter how long it took!

  6. That’s so awesome! I would love to buy one as motivation to START traveling! Hopefully in the near future… my kids would really enjoy it. Love the look of your page!

  7. I’ve seen something similar for the United States. This world one is very cool. Even if it isn’t marking travel, it would be great for homeschoolers to use in geography, scratching of the countries and flags as they are learned. Such a great way to learn about the geography and cultures of other countries and the United States!

    • marciecheung Reply

      I LOVE your idea for it to be used in schools! It’s a great way to make sure you haven’t forgotten any countries!

  8. So fun! I got one for my birthday last year and it’s so much fun to scratch off new places! I totally want one that is just the US, but I think there are so many fun ways to keep track of your travels. The fun part about the map is when you scratch the new places off and all of a sudden, there’s a POP of color that draws your eyes!

    • marciecheung Reply

      YES! I love guessing what color will be underneath!

  9. How cool! I am obssesed with maps. I don’t know why but that seems to be common among travel bloggers haha I’ll participate in the giveaway for sure! Xo, Mariella

    • marciecheung Reply

      Hahaha! We all seem to love maps, don’t we!

  10. This is such a cool idea. My kids would love it. I love ticking off lists and this is a similar activity. As you say, it would make a great gift for a traveler. I wonder if Landmass delivers to South Africa.

  11. That is so cool I definitely want one of these! My son would have so much fun seeing this fill up!

    • marciecheung Reply

      My oldest keeps asking when we can scratch off another place!

  12. Aaaaw, this is so cute. it’s another great way to get the kids involved with travel. in a way it can create their own travel map in their minds

    • marciecheung Reply

      I’m all about including kids in family travel!

  13. This is so cute and such a fun family activity 🙂 I’d love to get something like this for my family in the future.

    • marciecheung Reply

      It’s an interactive activity that kids and adults love!

  14. I am in love with this map. I would love it if someone will give me this map as my birthday gift 😀 I will share it with my friends I might get lucky this birthday 🙂 Would be awesome to place this map on my wall and scratching off all the places from my bucket list!

  15. Cliodhna Ryan Reply

    I love these maps! When I was moving abroad my friends bought me one but I couldn’t fit it in my case. I’m travelling home with an empty suitcase in a few weeks and it’s gonna be the first thing I pack to bring back with me.

    • marciecheung Reply

      Nice! I bet you’ll be able to scratch off a lot!

  16. Great idea. Very interesting post. My children would really love to help me in this 😁 They were good in locating map. I am good in travelling…😂

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