Last week Nat Geo Maps, the arm of the National Geographic Society that oversees the production of all the great map products that the organization produces, announced that they are expanding their line of AdventureMaps, adding nearly 60 new destinations before 2012.
As of now, AdventureMaps mostly covers Central America, the Caribbean, and the various trekking regions of Nepal. But the new maps will expand the coverage to include parts of Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, South America and beyond. The first new maps are expected to begin shipping next month, with 30 new regions covered by next summer. Amongst the new destinations are Argentina, Bali/Lombok/Komodo, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador/Nicaragua/Honduras, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Thailand.
The line of AdventureMaps are especially geared well for the adventure traveler, offering all kinds of great information such as top surf destinations, dive sites, kayak put-ins, hiking trails and more. The maps are water proof and tear resistant, and use biodegradable paper that is environmentally friendly, and they fold down to a small footprint while still offering an abundance of helpful information.
I personally own a couple of these maps and think they are wonderful. They really do offer some great info for adventure travelers and I’m always impressed with how durable and useful they are. I’m excited to hear that they are expanding the line to include some great new destinations, and if you’re planning a trip abroad in the near future, you may want to consider checking adding one of these maps to your packing list. At $11.95, they really are a great bargain.
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