There’s nothing like the open road ahead and a van full of blank canvases in the back. Freedom. Hunting views, the first look around a new corner of coastline that I haven’t seen yet, reaching new vistas that let me see old familiar places in a whole new way. These road trips allow me to go deeper into the search, most often alone, without the constraints of life’s daily routines. Just get in the van* and go.
*Ok, on rare occasion it might be “get on the plane and go”, but once there it’s “get in the tiny little rental car and go”, so there.