DIY Travel Wall – Updates and Plans

I shared a post last year about my travel wall that I made. I’ve since added a few updates which I wanted to share.

Since adding the scratch off map I’ve liked having it as a focal point. I have been considering about changing it to a pin or cork board map though. As I’ve seen a few in stores that I like.

travel wall update 01

I still have the places I’ve visited all around the map. I’ve since added our recent trip to Japan. So now the countries I’ve visited include Australia, Fiji, Tahiti, Peru and Japan.

travel wall update 02

I also wanted to add the postcards and letters that some of my blogging friends have sent me. I’m considering adding the Christmas cards as well, but I also want to save them for Christmas decor later in the year.

travel wall update 03

I’ve been trying to think of how else I can extend my travel wall. It’s definitely expanded more than I what I originally thought. So I wanted to pick all of your lovely brains a little. Any ideas on how else I could add onto my travel wall? Do you have a similar display in your own home?


75 thoughts on “DIY Travel Wall – Updates and Plans

    1. Thank you! I really like how it’s coming along πŸ€— I didn’t really start travelling till a couple of years back. It definitely takes a lot of saving up! Hopefully you guys will get to do lots of travelling in the coming years πŸ˜„


  1. This is lovely idea! I taught about starting a travel wall in the past but I’ve used up all the wall space in our townhome. Hehe. DIY decor mama issues! I like the Christmas card idea. What about post cards, stamps, fabric swatches, mini flags?


  2. I love it. I used to have a photo wall of loads of photos from my travels but decided to transfer it all in to a scrapbook πŸ™‚ Could you maybe use like pins and string to like pin the country on the map and then the string to go to the photos/memories of that trip? (if that makes sense?)

    I’m hoping to in the next couple of months buy a big canvas which’ll have photos from my South Africa trip to have in my room (as well as getting the photos printed for a scrapbook) πŸ™‚


    1. I love the idea of a scrapbook as well! Its why I made one for my Peru trip. But i dont have enough stuff from my other trips to make another scrapbook (maybe Japan!) I was thinking of doing pins and string, it’s why I want to get a cork board map instead of the scratch map πŸ€—


  3. I love this so much! I currently have a pin map and a journal with cards and tickets in it, but I think your scratch map is better because every time I move I have to take all the pins out 😦


    1. Thanks! I’ve actually been thinking of getting a pin map as I like how it looks better than the scratch map haha! I could see how it would get annoying having to take them out again and again though..


  4. Your travel wall is so much fun! ❀ The setup is lovely πŸ™‚ One thing you could add (which I’ve even made myself!) is a DIY banner. You just choose pretty, coordinating scrapbook paper (or any other colored paper), then cut out diamonds in whatever size you want and securing them onto twine, string, or yarn. It’s fun and easy to make! I have a book of map scrapbook paper, which is what made me think of it since you’re travel wall has maps haha


    1. That’s a really awesome idea! I always see lots of cool scrapbook paper in the store, but I never get them cause I’m now sure what I would do with them haha πŸ˜€


    1. Haha, you could still start a board! Or just make one for the US and start with all the states you’ve visited πŸ™‚ I am coming around to the idea of a cork board more.


      1. True, don’t think I’m leaving the west coast though πŸ˜‚
        And if you do end up using a corkboard I cannot wait to see how it will look in the end


  5. I used to do the same thing in my bedroom in Rome, then I left so many times that I stopped doing it. I don’t even have my own home but maybe one day I’ll stop once again. I just love the scratch map!


  6. I also have a β€œtravel wall” except mine is more of a travel room. I have bits and pieces all over my old bedroom in my parents family home. I also have a scratch map but mine doesn’t have nearly enough scratched off yet.


  7. I love this idea, we have just started our little travel adventures. I plan to add a photo wall and gather a small trinket from each state or country to add as decoration for our Christmas tree. Maybe that’s something you can incorporate with your cards? Laminate them and hang them on a cute line of string lights.


  8. I use an app to keep tab on ny travel. But hey, your is awesome. I love your travel wall. And the postcard collection is something. Just wondering, though, why Japan and Philippines are in blue in you map. 😊 ~ Aurora


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