“As far as reading about the history of a certain place or novels, I leave that until afterwards. I don’t want to research a place intensely, I want to discover it.”
Having an attitude when you travel won't get you anywhere.
Use it to make notes immediately. You'll be amazed by how quickly you'll forget things. I use a small notebook. I don’t have a tape recorder. I take notes. Then at night, I write up my notes, write up the day. I don’t dread it, but I do think ‘I’ve got to do this.’
Make your work full of human conversations. The best books are about human encounters.