Bucket-list items and activities to inspire creativity throughout the year.
Travel at every opportunity. This goal definitely tops the list because travel introduces new customs, tastes, sights and sounds. Above all, I get to meet people from different walks of life, hear their stories and learn of their journeys. There’s no better way to kick a bout of writer’s block.
On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I had the pleasure of meeting an American Navy officer who moonlighted as a taxi driver. Since 1978, he has been stationed in cities around the globe – including Copenhagen, Paris, Moscow and Bangkok, to name a few – and collected many stories along the way. Needless to say, it made for an interesting (and all too short) cab ride.
To get in the air-mile-collecting mood, here’s one of my favourite videos made by three guys who traveled to 11 countries in 44 days.