I have been needing to go to D.C. and Westchester, NY and between the two for family business . . . .
long train rides are a great time to write - I love to do the collaging first and have three or four spreads to add words to.
Trains, planes, automobiles. . . .
I love to be on the move. and if I can't go in person, reading travel memoirs is a way to armchair travel.
I am reading The World: Travels 1950-2000 - 50 years of travel, and they are wonderful essays about his/her work all over the world. (His/her because he/she had a sex change operation in the 70's and writes about it in this book as well.)
Jan (then James) Morris was with Sir Edmund Hillary when he first climbed Mt. Everest and he got the scoop on this event, which started him/her on the lifelong work of wandering around the world and writing about it.
Talk about a broad perspective; the stories are wonderful and make me want to visit exotic places.
So if I can't go in person, I will go in my journal. . . .