#TravelTuesdays: Travel as Fuel for Creativity

Hiker, Tall Slot Canyons, Paria Canyon Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Bob Wick (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, public domain).

“The nearest thing to writing a novel is traveling in a strange country. Travel is a creative act — not simply loafing and inviting your soul, but feeding the imagination, accounting for each fresh wonder, memorizing, and moving on. The discoveries the traveler makes in broad daylight — the curious problems of the eye he solves — resemble those that thrill and sustain a novelist in his solitude. It is fatal to know too much at the outset: boredom comes as quickly to the traveler who knows his route as to the novelist who is overcertain of his plot.”

— Paul Theroux, Dingle

 

Photo: Hiker, Tall Slot Canyons, Paria Canyon Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Bob Wick (U.S. Bureau of Land Management, public domain).

 

 

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