We are a very small business with a whole lot of heart! David started this business with his neighbor, and and idea. He wanted to create a high quality version of the paper map his family had hanging in the kitchen of his childhood home that kept track of their family travels.
We found a cartography firm in Madison, WI to help us create a unique and beautiful map, and created our first World Traveler Map set. The set included a beautifully framed map, a set of pins to map your travels and a custom legend to match the pin set.
It was a hit! We sold thousands through catalogs and airline magazines, even earning the distinction of being the cover of 5 different issues and the "go to" thank you gift for travel executives and frequent flyers. Not bad for a little company in Minnesota!
But, the most fun has been working with people who gift our maps to each other. Anniversaries, weddings, graduations, holidays, birthdays and so much more! There are so many travelers out there, and our travel maps really are the perfect gift! We make our maps to last, since travel really is a lifetime endeavor.
We believe in a 'back to basics' philosophy:
- Create a quality product
- Back it up with real people delivering outstanding customer service
- Treat people fairly and be kind
Based in St. Louis Park, Minnesota (located just outside Minneapolis), our company has been in business since 2000. In that time, we have placed more than 100,000 maps in homes and offices across the United States. As a small business in Minnesota, we are pretty proud of that!
Our crew of 6 launched our first map, the Personalized World Traveler Map, which is still our flagship product. But, through the years (and some great customer feedback!) we've added new products to our line-up including:
We hope to earn the honor of having one of our maps in your home!