This week I featured Elizabeth Briel , an artist who also travels a lot. I asked her how travel affects her art, and after she answered, I thought about how traveling as an artist is different than traveling for work or tourism.
Whatever your purpose for travel, you can borrow from artists to enhance your experience.
Artists will often take time while traveling to reflect on their experiences, rather than rushing from one thing to another. Take time after a museum visit or a shopping or exploring spree to reflect on your experience.
What did you notice or see that surprised you? What do you want to remember? Sketch or take notes of the inspiration you’ve gathered.
This is where your travel journal is your great companion. Bring an easy-to-carry journal with you and spend time with it. I’ve shared ideas on how to make time for your journal while traveling elsewhere.
Here are ten additional ways to tap into a place and experience it as a traveling artist does.