By Chris Guld, Geeks on Tour
We loved adding a new state to our stick-on map on the RV. My husband, Jim, and I would fight over who would get the honor to stick on each new state as we went. It was a very exciting day when, after 6 years living fulltime on the road, we filled in the last blank spot with the piece for North Dakota. They don’t make that nice solid colors state map any more, what you get now has the state flag on each piece. I think they’re too light so see clearly.
Make a Visited States Map that anyone can see
The stick-on maps for the RV are nice, but only people IRL (in Real Life) will see it. If you make a digital map, you can show it to everyone. No need to brag about how well-traveled you are, they’ll see it from your map.
You can use it in your email signature and your signature in any forums you use. You can use it as your profile picture in Facebook and other social media if you want. There is also a visited provinces map for those of you who have traveled in Canada, and a visited Mexican States map.
You won’t believe how easy it is to make your Visited States Map
Just visit the website epgsoft.com, you’ll see the Visited States Map tool right there.
- If you’ve visited less than half of the states, just click on each state you have visited. If you’ve visited more than half, click on “Select All” then click to deselect each state you have not visited yet.
- Choose your image size and file format. If you’re using it for signatures, the small size is best.
- Click “Create Map” and then you’ll see an option to Download.
You can easily update the map when you visit more states just by revisiting this page. If you’re using the same computer – it will remember your existing map. Even if it doesn’t, it’s easy enough to re-select all the states.
When you’re done, go ahead! Brag about where you’ve been.
Chris Guld is President and Teacher-in-Chief at GeeksOnTour.com. She and her husband, Jim, produce a free weekly YouTube show called What Does This Button Do? They have been Fulltime RVers, popular seminar presenters at RV Rallies, and regular contributors to RVTravel.com, for many years.