I remember as a little girl being fascinated with the globe that was in my grandparents house -- spinning it around and dreaming about places to visit. We had a globe when our kids were growing up. They both love to travel and have places they are planning and dreaming to visit. So, when we were recently at Ikea I loved this map of the world. It is our new addition to an empty wall downstairs in our recreation room. I love it. Its a fun conversation piece and we have reminisced about places traveled and places yet to visit and talked about happenings in the world. We have been fortunate to travel on some incredible adventures and I am hoping for more to come. Cricket, of course, poses by the side to give a dimension in the size.