What the Personal Road trip map is, is simply a map outlining our trip.
**Disclaimer- This map is not to scale**
Now how did I make this?
I should start by saying, I am guessing there is a simpler way, but I didn't have the time to research more or to figure out a program. But this is what I did...
I first started by mapping our route on Google Maps. Once I was comfortable with the route I went over to 50 States.com and printed a state map for each state we were going to go through.
From there I started to cut and pieced the the states together. Here is where I noticed the scale of each state was slightly off. I had to make some adjustments, but it is close enough for the purpose of this project.
I kept them in two segments. I then took each segment and ran it through the copy machine. scaling them to fit a full page.
Now I had an outline of each segment to work with. I wanted the sate outlines to be a tad thicker, so I took out the sharpie and traced the state borders. I also drew in our route.
I have left plenty of space on the map for stickers and pictures they may want to add. I have also printed up some interesting state fact for each of the states we will be going through. I found these factoids on 50 states.com as well.
Yes, there is a lot of cutting and pasting and running through the copier, but in the end it was a project I was able to complete in one evening.