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Sitka

Not every map needs to be detailed or intricately designed. Sometimes you want to simplify a complex location. Like I did with this map of Sitka, Alaska. It’s probably one of the simplest maps I’ve ever done, but it worked well in the context of the finished page layout. It doesn’t demand much attention, it’s just there to set the stage for the accompanying photos. It appeared in the November 2016 issue of Country Extra magazine.
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Canadian Rockies

I created this map for a travel story in Country Extra magazine [July 2016], called “Rockies Road Trip.” By the time I had finished the map and page layout, I was aching to visit this place for myself. Traveling the Icefields Parkway looks like an incredible roadtrip!
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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island is one of Michigan’s most popular vacation destinations, particularly for active outdoor lovers. No cars are allowed on the island so you have to walk, ski, bike or ride horseback to get around. I created this simple little map for an article published in the January 2017 issue of Country Extra magazine.
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Cape Breton

Cape Breton Island is part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. The island has developed a significant tourism industry thanks to its abundance of natural beauty, deep sense of Scottish culture, and hospitality of it’s residents (affectionately known as “Capers”). This fun map took up a full page and was overlaid with location photos from around the island. It was published in the August/September 2017 issue of Country magazine.
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Sierra Nevada

This map was created for a feature story about things to do in winter in the Sierra Nevada mountains of eastern California. It appeared in the 2018 December/January issue of Country magazine.
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Porcupine Mountains

Here’s a map I created to accompany a travel story in the Oct/Nov 2018 issue of Country magazine. The map ended up filling a two-page spread with gorgeous scenic photos laid over it. This is high on my list of places to hike next year!  
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Shipwreck Coast

There is a stretch of coastline along Michigan’s Upper Peninsula that is often referred to as the Shipwreck Coast or the Graveyard of the Great Lakes. Some 300 ships have met their fate along this stretch of Lake Superior’s shoreline roughly between Whitefish Bay’s Point Iroquois to Grand Marais. The most famous of these is the S.S Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank in a wicked November ’75 storm just 17 miles off the shore of Whitefish Point. This map was featured in a story on the Shipwreck Coast published in Country magazine [August/September 2017].
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Cheyenne

I visited the Wyoming town of Cheyenne in 2017 to witness the spectacle of their famous Frontier Days. It’s a huge outdoor rodeo and western celebration, held annually since 1897. It’s billed as the largest of its kind in the world, drawing nearly 200,000 annually. I wrote a feature story about it in the March 2018 issue of Country Extra magazine. This map helped set the stage for photos of some of my experiences on that trip. (Note: if you’re into American history, especially of the Old West, visiting Cheyenne is a must!)
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Cuba Eco-Trip

This map was commissioned for promotional use to outline a guided eco-trip through Cuba. The numbers indicate each of the 11 days spent touring the island. Each of the numbers corresponds to a list of activities for each day. This map is strictly informative, meant only to show the primary route and places visited during the trip.  
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Door County

Door County is definitely one of my favorite places to visit in Wisconsin. I love it’s small towns, cherry orchards, beautiful shorelines and nautical history. This map was created to accompany a travel feature in Country Extra magazine May 2016.
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