Travel Theme Shadow Box Ticket Holder - Ticket Box - Drop Top Shadow Box - Map Frame - Ticket Display - Can Be Customized - Memory Frame. this would be cute with a theatre background and tickets from shows I've been to!
I think framed maps would be a great gift for Anthony. Not hearts -- but maybe wrap a square canvas in the map or just get some matching frames with mats -- and get a US atlas at the book store and frame all the places he has lived.
You could hang pictures of pictures from your trip on the location. Not sure how it would look on a neutral-colored wall, but the idea is great. You could probably spray paint the cork and get a cool effect.