Hip My Trip was started by me, Danielle! I’m a graphic designer from Minnesota, USA who worked office jobs for 5 years after
college before deciding that seeing the world was a priority. So I went on a 6 month trip around the world to 23 countries
and 6 continents, maintaining my job part-time as a designer. What I planned to have be just a few months break from
my “real” life actually revealed the lifestyle I was destined to have, but never believed could be possible because
it sounded too good to be true!
The routes we take hold meaning;
it’s where the stories are.
Most of my route went as planned, some of it took a detour to an unexpected adventure. After returning home to Minnesota, I plugged in my route to Google Maps for my record and to share with friends and family
that were asking about it. I also designed a ‘pretty’ version, simply because it was fun for me to remove all the clutter
and unnecessary elements; it had the same information but was way easier on the eyes. Then it hit me, beautiful custom
route maps could be desired from others too, who don’t have the design background like me to make it happen.
So, Hip My Trip was born.
It’s different than other map options out there because:
The beautiful and completely unique designs mean not only are these custom map posters
conversation starters about your unforgettable moments, they are also modern, thoughtful
pieces of art that bring joy to your home. A win-win! Also, you are supporting more artists than just me, when
possible I buy from artists I love for truly one-of-a-kind creations. Learn more about the art backgrounds on the
Each custom map is created by a
real designer! Other map poster companies have programs that export a part of Google Maps, but a Hip My Trip map
is created and quality controlled by a professional graphic designer. This is how we can show your trip with only
the relevant locations centered and displayed with the visual balance and kerning your work of art deserves!
For every map ordered,
tree will be planted in the rainforest. We realize one tree does not offset the carbon footprint from a trip,
but we believe that every little effort towards conservation and awareness of its importance helps. Rainforests are
by far the most powerful forest carbon sinks on earth and also the most endangered.
Learn more here
Whether you’re looking for that perfect anniversary gift, a unique idea for a wedding guest book, or simply a memory
of a meaningful trip, a Hip My Trip art map is truly meaningful and one-of-a-kind.
Warm memories and happy trails,