Create a Keepsake Travel Photo Map with Thunder Bunny Labs

A one-of-a-kind photo map can help you remember where you’ve been and where you’re going
Chris Hintze

A picture is worth a thousand words, so why keep them tucked away on a shelf when you can display your memories in a unique way? Remember your past travels and plan where you’re going next in a beautiful photo map from Thunder Bunny Labs.

Picture It

It all began in Troy, Michigan, back in 2014 when the first known U.S. photo map was crafted as a wedding gift. The founder put in over 30 hours of detailed work to create this map by hand using just an X-acto knife and a lot of patience. Through tireless work and improvements over the years, the choices have grown to include individual states, national parks and sports stadiums. The maps are digitally designed then cut out using a precision CNC machine. After it’s finished, you’re left with a high-quality photo map that outlines even the most detailed of borders (yes, even Maryland!). All products are proudly made in America, and the materials are used and sourced from companies right here in the U.S.

A One-of-a-Kind Design

Thunder Bunny Labs makes it easy to resize, position and rotate your images. After you decide on your photo, use its free online map maker tool to edit your images to fit perfectly into your map.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Select your exact map on the website under “Map Maker” (sizes vary, so be sure to double-check before printing).
  2. Select your photo and adjust it to your liking.
  3. Download your image and print at home or send it off to your favorite printing service.
  4. Finally, add your photo to the map and begin reminiscing about your travels.

Displaying your memories in a photo map is a great way to remember special moments. Whether you plan to design your own map or give one as a gift (or both), it’s a unique way to remember where you’ve been and where you’re going next.

AAA members save 10% on their entire online purchase and receive free shipping at Thunder Bunny Labs.

Keepsake Travel Photo Map
Photo: Courtesy Thunder Bunny Labs

Picture Perfect: How to Take the Best Travel Photos

Up your photography skills and create a memorable photo map by following these five tips.

  • Sunrises and sunsets offer great natural lighting (and fewer tourists) for that perfect shot.
  • Follow the rule of thirds to improve balance and composition.
  • Invest in a sturdy tripod or selfie stick for more angles.
  • When choosing photos for your map, select images with plenty of scenery since some states require a lot of cropping.
  • Do some research and choose a spot where you want to take your pictures, such as in front of a mountain, landmark or monument.

Learn more about how to take amazing photos in our article from January/February 2019.

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