Travel – Graphic Design Tip #59
This post, “Travel” is a follow-up post to tip # 59 in our article, “101 Graphic Design Tips for Business Success”. Please be sure to subscribe to that list if you haven’t seen it already.
A Change In Scenery
A change of scenery will do you good (big or small). Get out of your normal local and shake off the cobwebs in your mind. Trekking the ruins of Chichen Itza, Mexico or shopping Canal Street in New York City, can help you learn about
culture, art, architecture and most importantly – yourself. There is nothing like real life experiences with new people, places and things to stimulate your imagination.
Reconnecting with your self can be as easily as selecting an excursion that boosts your confidence and knowledge. Test your independence by hiking a national forest or taking a new subway route. All of these activities can leave you with a wonderful feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day. Keep a journal handy to document your experience
and to sketch out interesting scenes and ideas that you come to you. This will help you to continue to get value out of your trip long after your suitcase is stowed away.
Travelling And Sightseeing
Traveling and sightseeing can broaden your perspective of life and give you other avenues of ‘thought’ that you only ‘thought’ were possible. It has the ability to expand your heart and mind. Affordable ways of travel include hostels and exchange programs. This is also the best way to really get to know the locals. There is nothing like crossing a language barrier with a smile or the smell of freshly washed linens drying on a balcony to restore your faith in the benevolence of the universe. Inspire your creativity by embracing the colors of the culture. Explore and bargain at the local markets and savor
the experience of wandering new streets. Taste the cuisine, smell the air, and soak it all in as often as you can.
At the end of the day, one of the best things about travel is returning home. The first few minutes of sinking into your familiar surroundings can be priceless. Gratitude for what you have and a fresh perspective of who you are makes travel invaluable.