From lots of places. I regularly take webinars about places I want to learn. The other day I took one on Catalonia. We all know Barcelona, a wonderful city. Outside of town there are most interesting Roman ruins, castles, monasteries, beaches and more. Painters Dali, Picasso, and Miro all lived in the area. Just that corner of Spain will be an intriguing 10 days, in and around the city and countryside.
Then I read a lot. It is amazing– some of the best ideas do not come from travel magazines. This month’s Bon Appetit is filled with great ideas. Some I wrote about a few weeks ago. Road trips and planning for them. There are picnic, camping and hiking ideas. A most interesting tip is do not leave the refrigerator totally bare. Have a meal planned for when you get home. Something simple that will not spoil while you are away. Or for me, will your local take-out still be open? Of course, it is a food magazine, so there are articles for eating and cooking in so many wonderful places. This copy has a lot of Italy ideas!
Do you ever check out Virtuoso Life? It is a regular travel publication in both paper and online. You can find the online version at the end of my newsletter and blog. If you would like a paper copy, just let me know and I will put you on the mailing list.
I used to cut out the most interesting articles and pictures, but then I soon began to realize I rarely go back. Now I keep my new ideas in the corner of my brain so when you are ready for that special holiday, I can assist you.
Happy and comfortable travels, peace, Harriet