I stumbled across some old Golden Book Encyclopedias at the junk shop a few weeks ago and have been wanting to do one of these illustrated maps ever since. (Seriously, if you are looking for a lifetime worth of great illustration ideas track those bad boys down. You won’t regret it.) I got the chance to put my pseudo geography to the test for D Magazine. This was for a story on an upwards trend in domestic medical tourism. Savvy patients with deep (or deeper than mine) pockets have been going to Europe and South America to take advantage of lower medical costs and now some US hospitals are trying to get in on the action. A big thanks to Hamilton Hedrick for the great assignment!