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I'm planning a trip to Europe in 2015 with a focus on exploring art museums, historic landmarks, and other points of interests. I'm considering the idea of traveling solo, or maybe finding a travel buddy (or two) with similar interests in focusing on the art and history side of things.  

My idea of fun is spending many hours in front of great paintings, and sketching interesting people and scenery.  It's not so much a vacation for me as it is an opportunity to learn and experience the world. 

As this would be my first time out of the U.S. I would probably focus on a fairly simple (1-2 weeks) for my first excursion, though I'm still undecided.  Paris, France and the Louvre Museum is high on my list.  I'm particularly interested in areas that have a collection of master paintings from the 19th and early 20th century, but would also love to explore ancient and natural wonders. Italy, Greece, Spain... all sound fun.

I don't mind the idea of traveling solo, though if I could find a like-minded person to share the costs and experience with that sounds like a much better deal.

The ideal travel buddy would be:

  • Around my age (25)
  • A guy. (I'm a straight male)  (If it becomes a small group, ladies would be welcome)
  • Shares a similar passion for art, and spending LOTS of time looking at it.
  • Shares a similar interest in just observing/sketching people and things as we go.
  • Is serious about a career in art and improving their skills (doesn't have to be a professional yet)
  • Isn't looking for a relaxing vacation or to "party". (I don't drink)
  • Can travel light and cheap but also afford to share modest hotel expenses.
  • Willing to share ideas and help plan the trip
  • Trustworthy
  • At least a little bit of a geek



A little bit more about me:

As a freelance artist, I spend a ridiculous amount of time at home in front of my computer.  Living in a small town in South Carolina, there really isn't much else to do.  I actually enjoy all the quiet time with my art, but also have a strong desire to travel and see the world.  Our art can only be as rich as our experiences, which I think is justification enough to get out and experience more.  I'm also in unique situation where I have a lot of flexibility with my time, and being single, don't have any family responsibilities.  I've come to recognize that this is a freedom I need to take advantage of while it last. 

So I'm putting this out there, before I make any concrete plans.  This is something I'm looking to do around Spring or early Summer. Do you have any advice for a novice traveler. Would anyone be interesting in joining me?  Is this a terrible idea?


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Sharquelle Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Writer
I stumbled upon The Blind Follower when I was browsing google images and I sooooo hoped the artist would have a DA-account that I could watch... Bingo!!! :happybounce: :devwatch: 

Amazing gallery and style! :heart: :faint:
Sindeon Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I ran into you by some mysterious ways of Deviantart. I just wanted to stop by and say that I love your works: I went through your whole blog and wished for more. Beautiful, original and creative works, congratulations! Also good luck with your travel plans - and although I guess Hungary is not on your list, if you happen to come by drop me a line for a tour guide! 
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Professional Digital Artist
I appreciate it, thanks! :)
johnyv47 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
your work is amazing 
Marty4110 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Sooo glad to discover that you are a fellow southerner!
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
There seems to be too few!
Rosaka-Origo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Your artwork is so beautiful and inspiring. :) Keep up with the great work! Added to my devWatch! 
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
Rosaka-Origo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student General Artist
My pleasure! C:
Chrisfraserhd Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such awesome work man. Really inspiring stuff. Also really cool to see all those resources you listed on your blog. Looks like some helpful stuff! Thanks!
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