A Scratch-Off Globe to Track Your Travels

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Animi Causa

With passport stamps approaching extinction thanks to biometric chips, consider this decidedly low-tech way to log your journeys: a scratch-off globe from the folks at Animi Causa. Assemble the flat-packed pieces to make a 3-D world map that's covered in gold foil, which you scrape off to reveal colorful land masses. It's a good-looking way to show off where you've been, and offers that odd pleasure of scratching something away. Hey, who needs passport control?

Scratch Globe, $46.99 at Animi Causa

About the Author

  • Laura Bliss is a staff writer at CityLab. She writes about the environment, infrastructure, and cartography, among other topics.