1 out of every 3 Americans breaks away from the rat race to experience wonderful vacations every year. While those numbers were slightly stunted this past summer, several families still found ways to hit the road to enjoy rest and relaxation.
But what if you want more out of your vacation this year than time by the pool? What if you want to experience creative travel and use your vacation to help you create inspiring pieces of art?
Believe it or not, several people go on creative vacations and can achieve incredible breakthroughs while away. To do the same, keep reading and lean on our tips when planning your next getaway!
Set Creative Goals
The key to creative travel is having (at least) a rough idea of what you’d like to accomplish creatively when on vacation.
There are no right or wrong creative travel goals. Your goal can be to master using a Snapchat geofilter maker in order to create a series of interesting posts. It can be to come back with one new painting or six new poems. The sky is the limit!
We just know from experience that a little bit of direction when setting out on a creative journey can help you get more out of your time on the road.
Plan on Attending Art Workshops/Classes
A turn-key way to make your travel experience more creative is to plan your vacation around art workshops and classes. Almost every city in the developed world offers some sort of art gatherings that are infused with information unique to the area.
By traveling the world and taking in perspectives from diverse swaths of art teachers, your artistic abilities can benefit tremendously.
Travel to Places That Inspire Your Creativity
If you’re not a fan of organized art classes, you’re not alone. Some of the best artists have no formal education and instead, find the inspiration to push their crafts from within themselves.
For those of you that choose to take the solo route on your creative getaway, be sure to visit locations that you feel have a great chance of spurring your creativity. Your ability to do that will be made much easier by understanding what sorts of environments push your creative buttons (nature, people, etc.).
Consider Traveling Alone
Going on vacation with friends and family is great. When you’re traveling to nurture your art though, we find that artistic discovery is stumbled upon more easily when you’re not subjected to distractions.
To that end, consider leaving your loved ones at home or having them travel with you for just a portion of your vacation. That way, you can focus at least part of your trip on your craft.
What Constitutes Creative Travel Is Limited Only by Your Imagination
There’s no single prescriptive way in which creative travel needs to happen. Much like art itself, travel that inspires your craft is limited only by your imagination.
We hope that our team has managed to get the ball rolling on what an artistic retreat might look like for you. Should you need additional insight, we invite you to explore more of the newest content on our blog.