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What is this site?
They Draw & Travel (TDAT) was founded in 2011 and is the internet's largest collection of illustrated travel maps created by artists from around the world.

Who are the founders?
Nate Padavick and Salli S. Swindell are a brother/sister design and illustration team. They have created hundreds of magazine and book illustrations, thousands of greeting card designs, and, of course, many super fun illustrated maps!

About Salli
Salli lives in Hudson, Ohio with her husband and 5 cats. Her studio is exactly 10 steps from her kitchen making the morning commute extra easy. When Salli is not in her comfy and colorful studio she is out hiking one of the beautiful trails that make up Cleveland's Emerald Necklace.

About Nate
Nate specializes in map illustration (see here!) and lives in San Francisco with his boyfriend Jim. Nate recently launched Doodle Theory, a collaboration with Chronicle Books with the goal of re-introducing a little analog creativity into our digital lives. Nate also loves to bike and hike.

About They Draw & Travel
They Draw & Travel is a big happy creative playground where creative people share their love of travel and art through illustration. Here are some statistics behind the global reach of TDAT:
-Facebook, 25K+ followers
-Instagram, 26K+ followers
-Pinterest, 1K+ followers
-Newsletter, 9K+ subscribers
-RSS Feed, 3K+ subscribers
-Website, 175K+ pageviews/year
-Website, 2+ minute average visit

There are many ways to connect with us. Visit our Contact page to get in touch and stay in touch.

How did They Draw & Travel begin?
TDAT was born in 2011 and is the younger sibling site of They Draw & Cook, the internet's largest collection of illustrated recipes created by artists from around the world. Read more about They Draw & Cook here.

Where does all this artwork come from?
The artists whose work you see in this website are a varied and talented bunch. Some of them are professional illustrators and practicing artists, while others are passionate doodlers and drawers, and a few have only recently begun to draw. A special thanks goes out to all them for joining in the fun and helping turn They Draw & Travel into a grand tour of wanderlust-ful artwork!