If you’re a writer, artist, designer or someone simply looking for inspiration, here are a three inspiring travel destinations for creative people that deliver.
Each one offers a kind of awakening, motivation, enthusiasm or elevation in thinking that inspires creativity to soar.
All include the following outstanding aspects, which I believe are essential to traveling for the purpose of inspiration:
I had no idea this 16th century South American city existed until a friend told me she had just purchased a house there.
Situated on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, Cartagena is a port city along with being a popular beach destination. But for me, it’s all about the Old Town.
ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
Having lived in this magical place for such a long time, I can honestly say it is one of the most inspiring places no matter when you visit. From the tremendous architecture, colour, history, cuisine, beauty and authenticity, this travel destination has it all.
The exterior of this church is based on medieval Russian design, while the interior is a museum of mosaics.
This is my favourite food area in the entire “renok” – nothing says RUSSIA like picked garlic!
The entire city is like the back lot of a movie studio.
The first time I visited this magnificent city I was in awe – it was as if I had stepped back in time to the dawn of civilisation.
Whether it’s Cartagena, St. Petersburg, Rome, or all three, there’s something extraordinarily different about traveling to a destination that is outside of your day to day environment for inspiration. It jolts the system. Moves you emotionally. Answers big questions and stirs within you a desire for more.
For creative people this is a must.
If you’ve traveled to any one of these places, do post a comment!