Wondering by Wandering

Jun 18, 2017

I never thought of myself as much of a traveller. I had friends who were clearly determined to be anywhere but where they actually were, but I always thought of myself as being tied to home.

That’s not the way things have worked out in my working life however, photography has opened doors to places I never knew existed, and has put me in more trains, planes and automobiles than I could have imagined.

And travelling has taught me a lot too.

Everyone should do it, if you can. There is no doubt that travel broadens the mind, and the skillset. I have more insight into people and places than staying at home could ever have given me, and as much as it sounds like a cliche, it has taught me a lot more about myself.

As I grow older, I’ve realised that growing up in Scotland I was happiest playing in the fields behind our garden, while I was only 20 metres from the house, I could have been a million miles away in my imagination.

That’s what I enjoy the most now when I travel, knowing that wandering to new places helps me to wonder, and wondering is often where the best journeys begin.

About the Author | Roddy Mackay
Tentmaker Creative is a small communications consultancy run by Roddy Mackay, a creative with 15 years’ experience of working with a variety of clients in a range of places to help them tell their stories well. Roddy’s work is split between running Tentmaker Creative and as a freelance photographer, where he shoots a combination of travel, weddings and commercial projects. As Tentmaker Creative, Roddy works with a range of other creatives to help clients think through a bigger picture – and to create content and strategies that help you engage your audience more effectively.

You may also like to read

Ghostwriting your content

Ghostwriting your content

Ghostwriting is when you hire someone to write on your behalf, but with the content being credited to having come from you. For all intents and purposes, the reader of your content wouldn’t know that someone else has ghostwritten the content.brodge

How to Write Your Core Content

How to Write Your Core Content

Content is all around us, in things we hear, read or watch - but being able to define your content can be a really difficult thing to do, especially if it’s not something that you’ve ever had to do before. Getting your content down on paper is a really useful...

How to audit your WordPress website

How to audit your WordPress website

Why it's time to audit your WordPress Website Performing an audit of your WordPress website will allow you to ensure that your website is working as expected, and provide you with a suggestion on how to address any elements of your website that may need to be...

ready to Start Something new?
Say Hello!