I was lucky enough this past week to explore the beautiful region of southern Utah. I’d seen parts of it before, but not nearly to the extent of this trip. Words cannot express the beauty and awe-inspiring sights with every turn of the road and/or trail. If you haven’t done so, put it on your bucket list. Include it right there next to the Grand Canyon or give it its very own well-earned spot.

Along with voracious reading, I believe travel is a superb way to nudge our creativity, and kick writer’s block on its proverbial butt! It gets us mousy writers out of our “holes” and broadens our vision. And at the same time, roots us to our source–the deepest well of possibilites. I didn’t write on this vacation, but what I did do was think…and let my imagination run wild.

I don’t think you have to go too far or spend a whole lot of money on a trip to get this sort of inspiration, but I do think exploring somewhere new piques our natural curiosity and freshens our imaginations.

So take a drive, a walk, or even a swim, anywhere that causes you to wonder what lies beyond the next bend…