Visiting a national park–whether it’s Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain or Badlands–is an experience you won’t soon forget, but sometimes it’s nice to have something tangible to remember your trips by.
Commemorate your favorite trails, most exciting wildlife encounters and million-dollar views with a hand-illustrated map from Xplorer Maps of your favorite park. Artist Chris Robitaille hand draws every line, letter and icon on each map and includes interesting details that will help cement your memories. On the map of Grand Teton, you’ll find wildlife like a mother grizzly with three cubs and a guide to local flowers and trees. On Yellowstone’s illustration, you’ll find a beautiful rendering of Old Faithful erupting. Choose between unframed 18×24” lithographic prints or a variety of custom framed options.
The Montana-owned company was started by brothers Greg and Chris Robitaille. Chris, who is a realist oil and wildlife painter, created a line of vintage-style maps of Africa when he lived in Kenya. Greg, a former high school geography teacher and national park traveler, eventually partnered with his brother to bring their vision to life in Montana with their own line of custom and original hand-drawn maps. They release 5-6 new map projects each year including states, travel destinations and national parks; many of which entail collaborative partnerships with conservation non-profits worldwide. This series includes places like Flathead Lake in Montana, where a portion of proceeds go towards conservation.
Xplorer Maps’ beautiful designs can also be purchased on a variety of other products like coffee mugs, shot glasses and coasters. Get a neck gaiter with your favorite destination illustrated on it to keep you warm on your next adventure, or opt for a jigsaw puzzle. Your family won’t forget your summer trip to Yellowstone when you spend a snowy day at home cuddled up with one of their cozy blankets putting together a map puzzle of all the locations you visited, one piece at a time.
Purchase maps and other accompanying map-themed products at xplorermaps.com.