Inspiring travel dreams with comuse (plus a giveaway!)

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What does a traveler do when she’s not traveling? She dreams about travel! Of course the traveler I’m referring to here is me. Quite often I find myself browsing Pinterest travel boards and even looking at photos from my own trips and it all stokes the fire known as wanderlust. Even a souvenir from past travels – a small token – can transport me to a different time and place. One type of memento I tend to seek out during my travels is jewelry, especially traditional and hand-crafted jewelry that is specific to a particular region. To supplement my travel jewelry collection, I’ve also picked up unique pieces while home in Chicago at places like craft markets. Recently, I was introduced to comuse, an online shop run by a husband-and-wife team, whose mission is to inspire travel through their optimism and their merchandise, and to champion people and places. I’ll still shop for jewelry when I’m traveling and when I’m at craft markets, but now I can have travel inspiration in the form of comuse jewelry and accessories delivered right to my door.

If You're Mappy and You Know It NecklaceDawn and Neel approached me to inquire about a potential partnership because they support my efforts to promote meaningful family travel. They also asked if I would be interested in introducing my readers to comuse by hosting a giveaway for one of the products in their online shop. I absolutely love their story and the positive change they are working towards, so I enthusiastically agreed. They allowed me to select any item from their shop and sent me two: one for me to keep, and one to give away to one of my awesome readers. I spent a good amount of time browsing the comuse catalog and had some difficulty choosing just one item, but ultimately, I went with the If You’re Mappy and You Know It necklace. In my pre-children life, I was a collector of maps and globes and even had a room in my house dedicated to my cartographic acquisitions. Two kids later, my map room is now my daughter’s bedroom and I haven’t re-displayed my collection in a different part of the house because we don’t really have the extra space. It makes me a little sad but I brightened up when I discovered the “Mappy” necklace! This one piece of jewelry can supply me with the same amount of wanderlust fuel as my map and globe collection. An added bonus is that I can wear the necklace wherever I go!

The silver-accented glass, paper, and zinc alloy pendant measures 1.4″ x 1″ and comes with a 16″ silver chain with clasp. What I love most about the piece is the bright, multi-colored world map. It definitely carries with it some cheer and positive energy. And because it is multi-colored, the necklace can be worn with just about any outfit! The necklace is packaged in an eco-friendly linen sack and is accompanied by an original poem penned by Dawn and Neel themselves (ok, that might actually be what I love most about the necklace!).

To enter the giveaway for your own If You’re Mappy and You Know It necklace, leave a comment on this post and let us know what travel destination(s) you’re currently dreaming about (this step is required). Be sure to follow the steps listed in the widget below for your comment to count, and for additional entries. Also, comuse is kind enough to offer a 20% discount to my readers! Use promo code TheWorkingMomsTravels for all orders placed between now and December 31, 2015 (the promo code may be used more than once). More importantly, keep traveling and dreaming of travel, and inspiring others to do the same!

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**Giveaway period begins at 12:00am on Friday, August 28, 2015, and ends at 11:59pm on Friday, September 4, 2015**

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29 Responses to Inspiring travel dreams with comuse (plus a giveaway!)

  1. Shannon Entin August 28, 2015 at 8:08 am #

    Love this necklace! I’m dreaming about Tahiti. My grandmother took a trip around the world years ago and this was her favorite place.
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  2. Maria August 28, 2015 at 8:27 am #

    Wyoming, the Dakotas, Montana! Would love to see the American West.

  3. Jill August 28, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

    Maine-been wanting to travel there for years.

  4. Pola (Jetting Around) August 28, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    When I last saw you, I noticed the beautiful necklace right away! And you know I like brands that have a mission… Thanks for introducing me to Comuse Travels and their story. As for destinations, I miss Paris and Scotland terribly and would love to hop on a flight or two and go there now. Also, Amalfi Coast, Italy is on my mind…

  5. Romy August 28, 2015 at 12:49 pm #

    Oh how lovely!
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  6. Romy August 28, 2015 at 12:50 pm #

    Upps, missed the travel destination: dreaming of Argentina (Patagonia) at the moment.
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  7. Marta August 28, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

    I’d love to bring my kids to Japan, Argentina and New York. Then they will be old enough to suggest their own destinations: looking forward to hear what sparks their imagination!
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  8. Lisa Goodmurphy August 28, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

    What a beautiful necklace! I’m dreaming about so many places that I can’t decide where we should travel next year! Iceland is near the top of my list, as is Vienna and Prague and Ireland and….
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  9. Steph August 28, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

    I am currently dreaming of going back to France. I went there last October and feel in love with the people and the country.

  10. Kim Henrichs August 29, 2015 at 11:17 am #

    Massively dreaming about the Maldives!

  11. Amy (Two Drifters) August 29, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

    That is so beautiful!! Oh wow, I am currently dreaming of seeing Scandinavia. Lately I’ve seen so many stunning photos of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway and just dying to get there. Fingers crossed we will get there next year–and see the northern lights!! 😎😍

  12. Natasha August 30, 2015 at 6:39 am #

    Gorgeous!! My current travel dream is a trip to NZ — I’ve heard it’s breathtakingly beautiful in person! I can’t wait! 🙂
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  13. Tamara @ We3Travel August 30, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    Paris as I’m hoping for a trip there at Christmas!
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  14. Lesley August 30, 2015 at 10:21 pm #

    I’m currently dreaming about Thailand, but I have scheduled trips to Mexico to swim with great whites and Manitoba, Canada to see polar bears so they are obviously on my mind as well. 🙂
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  15. Katja - globetotting August 31, 2015 at 8:59 am #

    What a lovely necklace! It’s a great Christmas gift idea for fellow travellers 🙂 I’m currently dreaming of Argentina and Norway and hoping to get to both in 2016.
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  16. Erin August 31, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    Beautiful necklace! Always dreaming of Italy, but currently dreaming of Russia and Argentina. Hitting both in the next year.

  17. Heather August 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    I’m daydreaming about a visit to Vancouver. Specifically – would love to go in November! It would be my first visit there and I absolutely love all of the other Canadian cities I’ve been to.

  18. Lauren Marinigh August 31, 2015 at 3:17 pm #

    This necklace is so cute! I love all the colours.

  19. Tami August 31, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

    This necklace is sooo cute! I’m planning a trip to Italy.

  20. Kirsten August 31, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    Dreaming of our Christmas trip to Germany and still want to get Croatia!
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  21. Erin Marie September 1, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

    Love travel-inspired products, especially jewelry. I visited their website and now I’d like to buy everything – grateful for that discount.

    Currently, I am dreaming about Eastern Africa. You know me, always dreaming about Africa. I am hoping to make a trip there a reality in 2016. Fingers crossed!
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  22. Allison September 1, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

    What a fun necklace! I’m dreaming of so many places, but Deer Valley, Southern Utah, Disneyland and Florida are on my list for fall.
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  23. Leah September 1, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    I’m dreaming of just staying home in Paris. One day I’ll get you here.
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  24. Dominique September 3, 2015 at 7:50 am #

    I’ve long dreamed of going to Iceland, and we’d started planning for that trip about 8 years ago and had to give the idea up at that time when Tim received a pretty dire diagnosis. Life has thrown us a lot of curves since, but we’ve never really given the idea up… or maybe I just like saying Reykjavik!
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  25. Fathir September 3, 2015 at 8:08 am #

    Im dreaming about going to Netherlands.. Even when i was young! My mommy, when she is young she wanna go to Netherland too, and i always talked to me why sge wants to go there. And she hope i can go to there and bring her a lot of souvenir.. So because of her, i entered Dutch literature major in my college. Because i want to prove her that i can go to there 🙂
    That necklace! So pretty!

  26. Dila September 3, 2015 at 9:55 am #

    Wow that’s cutest necklace i ever seen <3
    I really want go to trip to South Korea. Haha, it is because i have a really good friend who live there. And i really want to meet him. He's so kind, we are have been friends for years~

  27. lola September 3, 2015 at 10:36 am #

    So many travel dreams! One I’ve had for awhile is coming true this month. To hike to Machu Picchu. It will be first time in South America and I’m really looking forward to it.
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  28. Melissa @ The Mellyboo Project September 3, 2015 at 2:04 pm #

    I’m currently dreaming of New Zealand – I’ll be there later this year and can’t wait to get back. While I did my working holiday a couple years ago, I stayed put – not exploring the beautiful country in its entirety, so I’m hoping to get to see some places I haven’t been yet!
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  29. Francesca September 5, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

    We have a winner! It’s Kim H from New York! Thank you all so much for entering. Be sure to take advantage of the the special promo code from Comuse, TheWorkingMomsTravels, for a 20% discount! (It’s good through December 31, 2015.)

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