I think everyone has at least one person in their life that is all about going places. I actually have two people close to me who fall into this pocket. One, is a very good long time friend of mine who loves to travel so much that he works for an airline. His name is Grant and he has an amazing photo blog here —> Walking Into the Beautiful Enduring Horizon . <— Check it out!
The other, is my nephew who is only sixteen. He has a voracious appetite for historical events and places. He’s constantly seeking out information and finding new things to learn about the world that awaits him. He is truly led by an innate sense of curiosity and excitement about the landscapes of his history lessons and the endless possibilities for his own future. His is the kind of youthful spirit the older generations envy, as we recognize the potential and the growth that is about to come fast. Not all sixteen year olds have this about them and that’s part of what makes it so special when you do see it. I’m excited for what he’ll find on his own out there and I want to help nurture this enthusiasm he has for what lies ahead.
He’s been saying for some time that he’d like to find a career path that takes him places after he graduates. He wants to be able to travel the country and the world on his own – to meet new people – experience different ways of living – explore various landscapes. And, he has a few really great ideas on how to start down such a path. I know he will do it. So, to help inspire him, I found this book and coupled it with this set of beautiful scratch maps.
See them here—>
To make this gift really something, I’ll get two frames (maybe something like these?) for hanging the maps and a box like this one to hold all the scratch and marking accessories it comes with. I think this is going to be a real hit! What do you think? How many travel enthusiast types do you have in your life? I encourage you to steal this gift idea for them!