"Self promotion idea. It's always good to ask permission - the response is always yes, but it puts the reader in charge. This is a great example of great copy." is the spelling mistake on purpose or a horrible mistake?
black map with colored pins.pinned onto a cork board. I would use tissue paper or colored tape or even parts of postcards/maps from each place and cover each state/country I visit so by the end the whole map is covered in different colors and papers