Yep, being a travel writer has its perks. Last year, I stayed 140 consecutive nights in hotels from Lisbon to St. Moritz to the Italian Riviera. And as an illustrator, nothing beats that kind of inspiration: the over-the-top suites, the quirky experiences, the kooky, eccentric characters—love it all. This new illustration captures the spirit. And what I imagine happens when birds fly south....and write about it. Plus, it couldn't be more appropriate to kickoff another insane journey, which starts today! Hand-drawn with graphite and watercolor, and below in graphite and ink wash. Buy the art print!