Here's a fun new project from Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell (the creators of They Draw and Cook). It's called They Draw and Travel - Maps Illustrated by Artists from Around the World! They have an open call to artists worldwide to illustrate a map of their hometown or favorite place and send it in. They're hoping the maps will celebrate places that are "off the beaten path" and focus on sweet and personal things you won't find in just any guidebook, like a secret swimming hole or the best bench to watch a sunset. Click here to see the maps that have been submitted so far!
Here are my first 2 entries- Salem, MA and Dutchess County, NY
(double click the image for a larger view.)