Planes, trains and automobiles

Expeditions and Maps

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.

On your bike

Take a walk

Julian Trevelyan
Canal Holidays (1975)

It's very important for inspiration to go elsewhere: to move away from the city into pastoral settings, and to make space for meditation.

Artists on holiday

My favorite thing is to go where I've never been.

Tracey Emin
Monument Valley (Grand Scale) (1995–7)

Richard Long CBE
A Hundred Mile Walk (1971–2)

It sometimes takes a foreigner to come and see a place and paint it. I remember someone saying they had never really noticed the palm trees here until I painted them.

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