Ever since my mother-in-law told me about these scratch off gold maps, I’ve been seeing them everywhere. How cool are they? I know a few red dot travelers (you know the ones — they stick red dots on all the countries they’ve visited, possibly traveling solely for this small pleasure) who would get a kick out of these. The map starts out gold (or American flag colored) until you start scratching away the places you’ve been to reveal the multicolored countries underneath.
(Last shot taken in a bookshop whose many charms will soon be revealed.:)