I love the idea of using travel to inspire creativity–and taking some time away from regular life to really dive into a creative project. This year, Angela Ritchie’s Ace Camps (not related to Ace Hotels) span an inspired range of destination-based workshops led by creative folks like Pia Jane Bijkerk and Camilla Engman. Australia-based Pia is heading to Vancouver with her camera to do what she does best–“enhancing the everyday; finding beauty in the ordinary; learning to see your surroundings in a new light and being uplifted by the simple things in life”–and Camilla’s bringing the workshop to her studio in Goteborg, Sweden to sketch and paint (and the hotel in Sweden, Hotel Flora, is super adorable). Check out all the Ace Camp summer workshops.
[Photos, from top: Photos of Vancouver by Pia Jane Bijkerk; Pia Jane Bijkerk’s book covers; photos from Studio Violet; bottom two photos from Hotel Flora]