5 Places to Travel to Feed Your Muse

Author, writer or reader, we all feel dry sometimes. Here are 5 places to find rejuvenation.

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  1. London. There are 2 Alpha ++ cities in the entire world, according to Wikipedia. London and New York are both hubs in the global economy. Studded with restaurants, theaters, and libraries, and blessed with an amazing public transport system, London has centuries of history, learning, and arts to feed your mind and soul. Edie Ramer has just visited, ask her about her favorites. I personally enjoyed Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the London Eye, the BBC, St. Paul’s, and All Flutes.
  2. Your basement or attic. Whichever one gives you less guilt. lol. As an adult these are places we shove taxes and yet to be unpacked moving boxes. But as a child, ah, these are mysterious places full of old, forgotten treasures. So try this. stick your head in your attic or take a short trip to the basement and close your eyes. Breathe in the scent and let it take you back to those days of mystery and adventure.
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    photo credit: Brian Auer via photopin cc
  3. The Grand Canyon. This is one of the places I have yet to go. I’ve heard it’s one of the few that lives up to expectation. Almost 300 miles long. Breathtaking scenery and nearly 2 billion years of geological goodies. The Colorado River. Mule rides. Some of the cleanest air in the US. Condors. How cool is that? I love visiting the Badlands so I hope to get here one day.
  4. 1999augA museum, travelogue lecture, iMax theater, observatory, conservatory, concert, park…? The important thing here is go someplace bigger (or smaller) than yourself, where you’ll see or hear something brand-new. Keep your phone in your pocket or purse and your eyes and ears open.
  5. Books. You don’t have to travel physically to refresh yourself. Treat yourself to a day reading, or just an hour. Move to a different room, pick a comfy chair or indulge in a warm scented bath. Have a selection of books to suit your whims. Biography, romance, history, fantasy, science or science fiction, just pick up a book and do your mind and heart a new world of good. (If you haven’t yet, why not pick up Entranced: A Halloween Box Set for just $0.99? 🙂 )

What’s your favorite way to refresh yourself?

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8 Responses to 5 Places to Travel to Feed Your Muse

  1. Edie Ramer says:

    Mary, this was a fun post! I did enjoy London and the many, many sights (plus seeing War Horse in London – a great way to spend my last night). And so fun seeing the chimneys on all the buildings. But our favorite was Ireland.

    Grand Canyon really does give you a feeling of awe. Just thinking of it, I get that shiver. If you get the chance, you should go!

    • Mary Hughes says:

      Thanks, Edie! I hope you’ll have some pictures of your trip to show us 🙂
      Definitely then I’ll plan on seeing the Grand Canyon. But now it sounds like I should also try to get to Ireland. Which were your favorite places?
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      • Edie Ramer says:

        We were at a different place almost every day. For Ireland, we loved the land itself – so green, plus the sheep. And the pubs. 🙂 The singing. The people. We had a lesson on how to make Irish coffee one night – and of course it came with a free glass of Irish coffee. I didn’t sleep all night. But it really tasted good! lol

        I liked the everyday things and places more than the castles and the churches. (Probably why I don’t write historicals.) Killarney was a wonderful place. I would have liked to explore it more, but we didn’t have the time. We loved the Irish National Stud. If we go there again, I would visit it in a heartbeat. We drove past the southern part of England (I think it was south, lol). I loved the way it looked, but I didn’t get the chance to explore there. Maybe next time. 🙂

  2. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Mary,

    Love that attic comment! lol. As I child I remember my grandmother’s very scary and very spider filled basement – and the massive hoard of walnuts still in the shell. They made the journey worthwhile. And maybe that basement had a bigger impact than I though considering the type of books I write. 🙂
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  3. Hi Mary! I’ve yet to go to Europe and want to so badly! One day…

    I *have* been to the Grand Canyon and it truly is breathtaking. I remember so vividly the first moment and I saw it. I literally lost my breath it was so beautiful. I hope you get there one day!
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