Great idea for traveling or road trips. Get a big map of the US, and take a picture when you visit a new state. Cut the picture out in the shape of the state, and glue to the map! I'm definitely doing this!
I love typewriters! I would much rather write with a typewriter than on any digital device. Typewriting challenges the mind and to type you must focus so you don't ruin your page. My sister has a typewriter and the writing is beautiful!