Discovery Map® named one of the top 10 franchises to buy with an initial investment under $150,000 by Forbes.


Discovery Map® awarded Made the Grade certification, indicating that we scored in the top 20%.


Linda and Eric

“We were thrilled to find a Richmond Discovery Map in our STR Welcome Packet. We seek out Discovery Maps wherever we travel and find them to be fun and informative and easy to use in planning our visit to a new area. We even use them when touring by bicycle so we can be sure…

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Jenny Friedman

“In my extensive search for good, detail-oriented maps, I was fortunate enough to discover discoverymap.com and was so happy to put my search behind me. Your maps not only included recommendations of restaurants, shopping and recreation, but they were so clear and easy to read. Thanks Discovery Map!” —Jenny Friedman Plum TV, NY

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“I have used your maps many many times and I love them. Martha’s Vineyard, the Berkshires, Cape Cod… always the easiest and I actually prefer them to my GPS – I find that they are the best maps for figuring out where places are in relation to each other because the landmarks are such great…

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Marysia Mycielski

“I just wanted to say what a wonderful map of Boulder you have. I am so impressed that I brought one up to my office and presented it to the staff. As I work daily in the Mathematics Department at the front desk I get constant questions of where is a good place to eat,…

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Jim S

“Greetings Map Folks: I think your maps are the very greatest – truly awesome and just so much fun. But far and above that they are extremely accurate and informative. Such great fun to use them which is a combination of boy scout treasure mapping, world atlas, road map. Thanks for your services, and keep new…

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Gayle Seger

“Your maps are great! I saw them for the first time this summer on our trip to New England. They were invaluable. I searched for them in every town we visited. Thank you for making them, and I wish you much success.” —Gayle Seger

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Jeanna & Troy Leek

“We knew Galveston Island was in desperate need of a Discovery Map after we saw our first, in Puerto Rico during the Summer of 2021! After living in Galveston for over 23 years we knew this was the perfect area for Discovery Maps. We were so excited to share our love of the island and our…

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Steve Paris

“We purchased an existing map in 2017 before launching a new territory in 2021.  The DMI team has been amazing to work with – responsive, knowledgeable and incredibly supportive.  We could not ask for better partners in this business.” -Steve Paris Discovery Map Franchisee Chattanooga and Knoxville, TN Maps

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Aidan, Patrick and Laura Gordon

“We are just finalizing the printing for our fifth edition of our map.  We are very pleased with the professionalism of the team at Discovery Map International.  Everyone is positive, enthusiastic, and very supportive of our efforts to get the map out.  They are available whenever we have a question and are extremely responsive.  We…

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Kurt & Melissa Godwin

“We bought our house in southwest Florida as a retirement home but quickly realized how much we love the area.  We had found Discovery Maps on a boat trip on the Chesapeake Bay and always loved them. We thought owning a map franchise would be a great way to share our love of the area with…

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Dan Eckstein

After 25 years in the education and non-profit world, I experience a mid-life “awakening” and decided I wanted to run my own business (despite having zero business experience under my belt). The Discovery Map franchise model proved the perfect solution. I purchased an already existing map, and, despite being a novice, grew it by 25% in…

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Penny Perian

“I am a dedicated advocate of huge distribution. That is why I pay so much to print so many. We take our maps EVERYWHERE! The reason I have the Cocoa Beach side totally full and the Cocoa Village side 90% full of return advertisers is because everybody wants on the map. I had to turn…

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Debbie Feigle

“I have been a Discovery Map franchisee for the past 10 years. It has been a wonderful lifestyle business for me. I have raised two children during that time and attended almost every field trip and sport games due to my flexibility. I see clients and prospects on my timing and Discovery Map works with…

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Rich & Sallianne

“When we purchased the Crystal Coast Map five years ago, the thought of building a lifestyle around our business never occurred to us. I recently attended a Discovery Map Franchisee Conference and heard a presentation about how one franchisee and his wife did exactly that over a 20 year ownership of maps in Vermont and…

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Mark Ciociola

“Owning our Discovery Map franchises has been a blessing both professionally and personally. They have allowed us the opportunity to meet and become friends with fellow small business owners in the community. They also provide us the ability to earn an income while maintaining a flexible schedule and lifestyle. One thing we did not anticipate…

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Lars & Darlene Wiren

“When we first relocated to the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina, the first thing we picked up as a resource to use was a Discovery Map. Who knew just several years later we would own not only our local Asheville map, but several other franchise cities as well! Discovery Map affords us the opportunity…

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Nicole Guido and Ellen Christman launch Discovery Map® of Sarasota

Discovery Map International, the leading provider of curated guides to top tourist attractions, cities and towns throughout North America, recently announced Ellen Christman and Nicole Guidi and as the owners of a new map, Discovery Map of Sarasota. The first edition of the map will be published in summer 2024. “I was a huge fan…

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Discovery Map® launches new visitor guide for “Witch City”

Hold onto your broomsticks! Discovery Map International, renowned for its vibrant, hand-drawn maps showcasing top destinations across North America, will launch Discovery Map® of Salem in summer 2024. Local business owner Louis W. Grande recently signed a franchise agreement to bring the inaugural edition of the map to the Witch City. With its cobblestone streets and colonial…

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