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Andy Hart, executive director of Southern Nevada Conservancy, pictured in Red Rock Canyon.

Southern Nevada Conservancy: Map Tells Story of Red Rock Canyon, Makes Desert Come Alive

December 04, 2017

Just a 30-minute drive from the bright lights of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area encompasses nearly 200,000 acres within the Mojave Desert and is renowned for its geologic interest and beauty. It is also the featured public land for Xplorer Maps’ most recently released map, created in partnership with Southern Nevada Conservancy.

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Community Partnership Creates Jobs for Disabled, Provides Service for Montana Business

Community Partnership Creates Jobs for Disabled, Provides Service for Montana Business

November 20, 2017

It started at an ice rink. A conversation between a hockey coach/entrepreneur and a hockey dad/CEO has resulted in a partnership that provides jobs for Missoula’s developmentally disabled population and helps a local business package Made-in-Montana products in travel-friendly and sustainably assembled mailing tubes to ship to locations throughout the world.

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Featured Retailer – Port Book and News, Port Angeles, Washington: Olympic National Park a Favorite in Bookstore

Featured Retailer – Port Book and News, Port Angeles, Washington: Olympic National Park a Favorite in Bookstore

September 14, 2017

 With 75,000+ new and used books and more than 2,000 different magazine titles, Port Book and News is considered one of the top independent bookstores in western Washington […]

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Indiana Mom Wins Contest and Gives Prize to Park Ranger Brother Who Helps Protect National Parks, Yellowstone National Park Wins Vote for Favorite Park

Indiana Mom Wins Contest and Gives Prize to Park Ranger Brother Who Helps Protect National Parks, Yellowstone National Park Wins Vote for Favorite Park

August 29, 2017

 “I’d love to give this framed print to him as a gift for all of the hard work he’s done and the passion he has for protecting our parks,” Kaylin said. […]

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

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

June 22, 2017

Joan Sullivan - a former teacher in San Francisco has EVERY map of Xplorer Maps - she's running out of wall space. [...]

 

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

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

June 22, 2017

    by Shannon Furniss While sketching the migrating wildebeests and zebras from the rooftop of his SUV in southwestern Kenya, Chris Robitaille never dreamed he would someday be drawing the roaming grizzly bears  […]

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

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

May 04, 2017

Located in downtown Ennis, Montana, Tammy Haas's shop is a popular place for Yellowstone Park visitors, and they love the Xplorer Maps products. [...]

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National Park Week 2017 – April 15th-23rd

National Park Week 2017 – April 15th-23rd

April 13, 2017

Every year during the month of April, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite everyone to celebrate America’s treasured places  […]

 

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Montana Trivia Facts

February 08, 2016

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 […]

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Retailer Highlight- Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

February 01, 2016

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 […]

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Welcome to the Xplorer Maps Blog

November 17, 2015

Welcome to the Xplorer Maps blog!  I’m Greg, co-founder of Xplorer Maps, makers of old-world style, hand-drawn maps.  My artistically gifted brother Chris and I found ourselves wanting to forge deeper relationships with our surroundings, with our friends and with our families through art.  We seized an opportunity to combine the talents of an award-winning, […]

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