There are millions of different world map images. Take a look at this world-map Google Image Search for proof. But you have to go somewhere right? The trick is choosing and half the fun is thinking, and planning where to go next.
Although modest, and not too far off the beaten path, my wife and I did an adventure filled 24-hours in Rome.
I think we squeezed in 20 or more sites, amazing food in charming sidewalk cafes and barely saw the hotel room. I think that’s how it’s supposed to work.
Of course, after killing it in Rome for a day, we needed 7-days of perfect relaxation in the Italian countryside.
Cameron & Jaimeleigh at The Vatican in Rome and the Coliseum
Not a lecture – but, I promise, traveling will teach you...
Change is good – and it can be impossible to know what change you might need until you get out there and experience it. I have NEVER met a traveler who said: “I regret going on that trip to the Andes; I should’ve just stayed on my couch”. Just doesn’t happen. Travel is change. You will come back different, and glad you did.
Learn stuff you didn’t know you didn’t know – right, there’s lots I don’t know. An even bigger universe of unknowns is the stuff I didn’t even know was out there. Travel is about genuinely new experiences that cannot be replicated in your hometown.
Meeting new people – at the end of the day, or the end of your life, I promise, you will not regret the things; you will regret the time lost with people. Travel is about meeting and appreciating people. The people that will make your life a rich and diverse tapestry of knowledge and probably some lifelong relationships.
Some of my inspiration
Much like you, we are inspired by world travels, ours and yours. Here is a selection of our favorite travel blogs curated by WUDN, just for you:
Dan Flying Solo 1000+ Days on the Road.
The Blog Abroad Chronicles of an Adventure Junkie.
WanderLust Storytellers All about traveling Australia with a family.
My Life’s a Movie Alyssa Ramos is a full time, self-made, solo traveler who’s been to over 80 Countries.
About the WUDN World Map Phone Case
To honor your travels, we built a modest wooden phone case with laser engraved world map on the back.
At WUDN, we prefer simple over complex, and elegant over complicated. Our world-map phone case is as simple and elegant as they come.
One great phone case wrapped in a single sheet of Mahogany and laser engraved with he classic world map silhouette.
Our slim wooden iPhone and Samsung cases are handmade from locally sourced wood and built to last through your active lifestyle. Protect your phone while making a statement. Beautiful and functional, these wood phone cases deliver old-school style. Our ultra slim wooden phone cases are hand selected by our team for maximum strength, superior quality and sleek style.
Sleek ultra-thin, ultra-lightweight design that flushes right to your phone to minimize bulk
Available in mahogany, black walnut, aromatic cedar, or caramelized bamboo wood finish
Polycarbonate impact-resistant bumper for maximum protection
Snap-on application for quick & easy installation
Equipped with our specialty sure grip surface, keeping your phone in the palm of your hand – no matter the conditions.
The world map phone case is available in one of four wood species: Black Walnut, Mahogany, Bamboo, Aromatic Cedar. Click here to learn more about each of our wood selections.
You might also like: We built a Laser Engraved Phone Case from Scratch (with Video)
Or Take a look at the full Traveler Collection of phone cases and travel accessories.
Customer Questions and Answers
Is the phone case covered in real wood?
Yes, every case is covered in real wood, hand selected by our team for beauty and uniqueness. Wood options for most all of our cases include Mahogany, Black Walnut, Carmalized Bamboo or Aromatic Cedar.
How well will this case fit my phone?
The slim-case fits your phone perfectly. No blockage of the camera port. Sure grip textured sides to enhance your grip and easy access to all ports and buttons.
Does the phone case protect my screen?
Yes, our slim-cases have a slightly raised lip around the front edge to prevent your phone screen from touching surfaces when placed facedown. Of course, you should always add a glass screen protector.
Can I still use Qi wireless charging with this phone case?
Yes, WUDN slim cases do not interfere with Qi wireless charging for iPhone 8 and X models or for Samsung Galaxy phones. Just be sure to center the Qi receiver in the middle of your charging pad.
Does the phone case protect my camera?
Yes, the phone camera is recessed behind the camera cutout. Although the camera is not covered, because that would result in potato quality photos, the camera should be safe from typical drops.
Will a case protect the resale value of my phone?
Yes, keeping your phone in excellent condition goes a long way towards maintaining high resale and trade-in value. You should keep your phone in a case at all times - and always add a real glass (not plastic screen protector). As iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones get more expensive, the resale and trade-in value has been going up as well. For $25 now, you could add several hundred dollars to the value of your phone when it's time to upgrade. Read: 6 Ways to Boost the Resale Value of Your Phone
Will I need a dongle for my headphones?
No, the WUDN slim cases come with a properly sized cutout for the headphone port (on iPhone 6 models) and lightning port. You will NOT need a dongle for your headphones. Having said that, how about a matching set of Walnut Bluetooth Earbuds.
Can the WUDN case be used with magnetic car and wall mounts?
WUDN cases do not come with a steel plate built in. We are looking to add that feature in the future. In the meantime, we know of many customers that have added a steel plate inside their WUDN case with great results. Here is a 4-pack of metal plates designed exactly for this purpose.
How do you make a wooden cell phone case?
We did a long form blog post about that complete with pictures and videos. Take a look: We Built a Laser Engraved Phone Case from Scratch
Should I buy more than one WUDN phone case?
Of course. We have a number of designs from cool artistic skulls to the "Sawtooth Mountains Traveler", and most of our cases are available in different wood types and species. You should have a couple of cases, at least, to change your style to match the moment. Monday through Friday in the office call for a simple, conservative case, and Fridays in the club call for something with a bit more style.
Will the wood get stained and ugly?
It could, but unlike plastic and other synthetic materials, our wood cases actually get better looking over time. We ship our cases with only one light layer of polyurethane. This means the case will age and the more you use it, the more the wood will look authentic and vintage. Some artisans actually use coffee to stain wood in beautiful mocha hues. (make sure your phone is out of the case when you decide to drop it in your coffee).
Can I customize or personalize my phone case?
Of course, we offer a full custom shop here. The process is simple: find your image or logo (in black and white - jpg format) and send it to us. Pretty straightforward. We will get to work on design and production right away. You can also customize or personalize a matching journal/planner, mousepad or flask. How cool to have a personalized wooden phone case and a set of matching wood accessories.
What is TPU and why do I care?
Thermoplastic Urethane - A hybrid material, TPU is a mixture between hard plastic and soft silicone. A very dense and smooth rubber, TPU cases are made to slide in and out of the pocket easily, without attracting lint. TPU cases are more durable, slightly elastic and much stronger than silicone. WUDN uses TPU case templates which are then covered by real wood.
Should I get matching sunglasses made of wood?
Duh. How cool are you on Saturday afternoon with a Bamboo world-map phone case and matching Bamboo Frame Sunglasses. Seriously.
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Owner, President-CEO, WUDN and WUDN Promo. After 25 Years in the corporate world, I am creating my own destiny. I bought the business so we can continue delighting our customers with real wood products that are beautiful and functional. Follow us on Instagram, tweet to @cechrist or email me.