Five Getaways for Writers
We all need a vacation. But there are some destinations around the world that could actually get you out of your writing slump. Everyone needs that room-of-one’s-own, but sitting in that silent, dark room with a pot of coffee can only keep those creative juices flowing for so long.
So, if you’re looking for a change of scenery, a spark of inspiration, or just a quiet place to sit down and write to escape from all the distractions, there are plenty of great places around the world to travel to that will give you that missing piece in whatever you’re working on. And it justifies a vacation, so who can say no to that?
Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville seems like a small town in North Carolina, but it’s actually home to a massive artistic population. Writers, performers, and artists flock to Asheville for the artistic scene it is now known for. You will be surrounded by other writers and be immersed in a community that can only help the creative process.
The inspiration you need could be hiding in the art museums, in the mountain peaks of the wilderness surrounding Asheville, or just on any one of the street corners.
Lord Howe Island, Australia
Completely cut off from Australia, Lord Howe Island is located two hours off the mainland, and is the perfect getaway for a writer in need of some quiet inspiration. The virtually empty and pristine beaches have been untouched by masses of people and huge buildings, keeping out any distraction that might take away from your creative process.
Lord Howe Island is actually an escape from all those pesky things like the stress of your job, your phone, and endless procrastination websites (hello, Pinterest!) that keep you from writing. And who wouldn’t be inspired sitting on a beautiful empty beach with the only distractions around you being the sound of the ocean and that cold drink inevitably in your hand?
Prague is painted with history in literature, performance, and music alike. With their first president a renowned playwright, the importance of literature should not come as a surprise. Just walking through the city, you are surrounded by gorgeous ancient architecture and with bookstores on every corner, the importance of the arts and literature shines through.
With plenty of quiet places to get out of the noisy city, Prague provides writers with the experiences needed to write along with somewhere to put those experiences on paper and create something beautiful.
As the home of countless classic authors, the mysteries of the beautiful streets of Paris consistently provide fresh inspiration to writers through the history of the city itself.
Whether you get your ideas walking down the quiet, open pathways along the Seine River or by putting yourself right in the middle of the excitement of the city and French culture, Paris has everything a writer needs.
With a pub or café on virtually every corner throughout the city, Edinburgh provides the perfect atmosphere to write.
Cobblestone streets and almost impossible-to-climb hills lined with beautiful houses and storefronts make up the face of Edinburgh, putting you in an entirely different world, filled with the same sights that motivated the minds of authors like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and JK Rowling.
In AWE right now. Take me here!