They Draw and Travel offers artists a place to express their passion for travel via illustrated maps. The best way to demonstrate this awesomeness is just to show you.
For instance, Brussels:
The combination of images, text, and geography communicates so much. The artists clearly love the places they are illustrating, and that enthusiasm is infectious: every map makes me want to plan a trip.
You can also print the maps or order them printed on canvas. I think they would be a great way to commemorate a special trip.