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Former Teacher Collects Multiple Xplorer Maps’ Prints for “Family of Map Lovers”

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in XM Blog | Comments Off on Former Teacher Collects Multiple Xplorer Maps’ Prints for “Family of Map Lovers”

Former Teacher Collects Multiple Xplorer Maps’ Prints for “Family of Map Lovers”

During spring break this year, Joan Sullivan’s grandson visited Capital Reef, Grand Canyon, and Bryce Canyon National Parks and had the best time ever. For her grandson’s birthday this August, she has a big surprise for him: 10 national park maps created by Xplorer Maps. “I thought it would be fun to get him all of the parks – not only the ones he went to, but ones he may go to,” Sullivan said. “He will soon be able to wallpaper his room with maps.” A fourth-grade graduate, Kai has an extra incentive to visit national parks. He received a...

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Globetrotting Artist Illustrates Old-World Style Maps, Partners to Build Montana Business

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in XM Blog | Comments Off on Globetrotting Artist Illustrates Old-World Style Maps, Partners to Build Montana Business

Globetrotting Artist Illustrates Old-World Style Maps, Partners to Build Montana Business

    by Shannon Furniss While sketching the migrating wildebeests and zebras from the rooftop of his Land Rover in southwestern Kenya, Chris Robitaille never dreamed he would someday be drawing the roaming Grizzly bears in northwestern Montana. He also never thought he would be the co-founder of Xplorer Maps, a company headquartered in Missoula, Montana, that creates hand-illustrated maps of national parks and travel destinations throughout the world. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Chris traveled to Kenya in the...

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Xplorer Maps Releases Denali National Park and Preserve Map in Time to Celebrate Park’s 100th Anniversary

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in News, Press Releases, XM Blog | Comments Off on Xplorer Maps Releases Denali National Park and Preserve Map in Time to Celebrate Park’s 100th Anniversary

Xplorer Maps Releases Denali National Park and Preserve Map in Time to Celebrate Park’s 100th Anniversary

MISSOULA, MT – Xplorer Maps, the creators of hand-illustrated maps of national parks and travel destinations throughout the world, announced today that it has released the newest fine-art map, Denali National Park and Preserve, highlighting 6 million acres of impressive landscapes and wildlife just in time to celebrate the park’s 100th Anniversary. World-renowned artist Chris Robitaille, co-founder of Xplorer Maps, illustrated the map using an antique, old-world style and featuring the iconic images from the national park located in Alaska....

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Xplorer Maps Releases Hand-Illustrated North Cascades National Park Map, Donates Percentage of Map Sales to Ongoing Park Support

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in News, Press Releases, XM Blog | Comments Off on Xplorer Maps Releases Hand-Illustrated North Cascades National Park Map, Donates Percentage of Map Sales to Ongoing Park Support

Xplorer Maps Releases Hand-Illustrated North Cascades National Park Map, Donates Percentage of Map Sales to Ongoing Park Support

MISSOULA, MT – Xplorer Maps, the creators of hand-illustrated maps of national parks and travel destinations throughout the world, announced today that it has released the newest fine-art map, North Cascades National Park, highlighting jagged peaks topped by more than 300 glaciers, cascading waters in forested valleys and abundant wildlife. World-renowned artist Chris Robitaille, co-founder of Xplorer Maps, illustrated the map using an antique, old-world style and featuring the iconic images from the national park located in Washington. The...

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Press Release: Xplorer Maps Partners with Shenandoah National Park Association to Release Shenandoah National Park Map

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in News, XM Blog | Comments Off on Press Release: Xplorer Maps Partners with Shenandoah National Park Association to Release Shenandoah National Park Map

Press Release: Xplorer Maps Partners with Shenandoah National Park Association to Release Shenandoah National Park Map

MISSOULA, MT – Xplorer Maps, the creators of hand-illustrated maps of national parks and travel destinations throughout the world, announced today that it has released the most recent fine-art map, Shenandoah National Park, highlighting the 105-mile Skyline Drive and capturing the wildlife and cultural history of the park. World-renowned artist Chris Robitaille, co-founder of Xplorer Maps, rendered the custom map using an antique, old-world style and featuring many of the iconic images from the national park located in Virginia. Situated in...

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Featured Retailer: My Home in Montana a Hotspot for Tourists + Valued Partner

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in XM Blog | Comments Off on Featured Retailer: My Home in Montana a Hotspot for Tourists + Valued Partner

Featured Retailer: My Home in Montana a Hotspot for Tourists + Valued Partner

  The first thing people see when they walk into Tammy Haas’s store in Ennis, Montana is a gigantic, hand-illustrated map of Montana that takes up an entire wall. “People love it,” Haas said.  “They’re touching it all the time.” Not too far away from the map is a display of Xplorer Maps’ products, including postcards, puzzles, mugs, and more. Haas is the owner of My Home in Montana, a handmade gift and home décor store about an hour away from Yellowstone Park.  With 4 million+ visitors to Yellowstone Park in 2016 – a record high – My...

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National Park Week 2017 – April 15th-23rd

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in News, XM Blog | Comments Off on National Park Week 2017 – April 15th-23rd

National Park Week 2017 – April 15th-23rd

Every year during the month of April, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite everyone to celebrate America’s treasured places during National Park Week. This year, at Xplorer Maps, we’re celebrating by giving both to the people that love our National Parks (you) and to the organizations that do so much to protect our National Treasures (The National Park Foundation and The National Park Service). In honor of the the National Park Foundation’s FIND YOUR PARK campaign (#findyourpark)- at Xplorer Maps...

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Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in XM Blog | Comments Off on Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service

Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service

Happy Happy Birthday NPS and THANK YOU! On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the into law the “Organic Act,” creating the National Park Service and the rest is history! Xplorer Maps sincerely thanks the National Park Service for a century of preserving our countries most beautiful and historic places so our future generations can appreciate these many treasures. As a small token we’re offering 25% off all our National Park Maps to everyone in hopes our art will inspire people to get out and enjoy our National Parks and...

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Montana Trivia Facts

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in XM Blog | Comments Off on Montana Trivia Facts

The “Last Best Place has plenty of trivia that even native Montanans may not know.  Check these out and comment below if you have any other fun facts about this incredible state! 1.)  Montana has the greatest grizzly bear population in the lower 48.  No wonder the griz is the state animal.  Visitors in the right places have a decent chance at spotting one of these amazing animals! 2.)  On the same note, no state has as many different species of mammals as the Treasure State.  The free-flowing waters, abundant plains, and mountain ranges...

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Retailer Highlight- Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in XM Blog | Comments Off on Retailer Highlight- Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

We are so appreciative of the retailers that carry our maps.  We have decided to highlight them so our readers can find the best shops for travelers across the U.S. If you are looking for an interesting place to stop amidst your Yellowstone travels, you MUST check out the Grizzly &  Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone!  Driving around this area, grizzlies and wolves may be fairly reclusive.  However, you can always swing into this incredible wildlife preserve and educational facility to observe them. The facility is Non-Profit that...

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