Things We’re Obsessed With: Bing’s Quirky Destination Maps

Finally, an online map that’s easy on the eyes — and we mean that on multiple levels. Bing Maps‘ “cool” feature allows users to specify both a location and a visual map style, such as “Sketchy” (think scrawled out on a bar napkin) or “Treasure” (as in pirates), and then save their creation and send it along to a friend. The funny thing? These visually simplified versions aren’t just prettier, they’re also a lot easier to understand. Click through for a sampling.

[via Kottke]