31. Your brain on travel
I haven’t written much as I’ve spent the last two weeks traveling on honeymoon in Italy. It was delightful to a degree I find hard to express in words. I had never been to the country but I really loved it.
This was the first “big trip” that I had taken in a number of years. COVID and founding a company kept me more local in the recent past.
One thing that occurred to me during the trip is I’ve always felt more creative and productive - in a thought-expanding way - while traveling. More words pour out of me on a plane. Unrelated thoughts click together taking in a new place. A coffee abroad sparks more ideas than one at home.
I was curious why. Here’s a few hypotheses:
I can’t call myself a “big travel guy”. I like home and a routine of work too much. But there is something very fulfilling and mind-expanding about going to a new place and looking at the world in a different way.