Four days & a tank of fuel

  • Why am I making this map? For fun? A client? A gift? To showcase my favorite places? Etc.

A whole mix of fun for French road trips I take with my children.

  • Why am I the expert to create this map?

When my husband heads out of the country on business and his trip coincides with school holidays or long weekends, I pack up my children, fill the car with fuel and head off on a road trip: criteria always being a four day duration and without the need to refill the car. Usually booking the first night, we wing the rest until as we go. Staying in B&B’s we ask the locals for their suggestions, places that are picturesque and interesting for an adult, and also intellectually stimulating for the children without them feeling bored and dragged about…..places that will leave a mark and memory imprint for years ahead when we can look back.

  • Who is my target audience?

Me. Family. Friends.  I’d love to start to include an illustrated map into the irregular updates we send to those on the other side of the world.

  • Do I want my final project to be printed or digital? How is going to be used/held?

Digital but definitely with an option to print.

  • What level of detail do I need to include? (Names, addresses, contact info, street names, website, hours, descriptions, color coding, etc.)

            I’d love some of the  illustrations to be those done by my children of their recollections of the places that stood out the most. That combined with a general route direction etc.

  • Dear class, I need your help/expertise/guidance on how to  just about everything to do with creating a map.