The custom mapping that we do is probably my favorite mapping avocation. I make bespoke maps for clients who want a permanent, personalized memento. The most popular of these are travel maps. People take fantastic trips all over the country and the world, and are able to acquire a detailed map made to their specifications to show their travels. As always, each map is hand-made using traditional cartographic techniques of pen-and-ink, mechanical lettering and colored charcoal for color shading. I like to say that I am the last guy in the world who still makes maps by hand.