Since joining Dreamstime I have taken the time to visit different counties of England which are local to London. I now spend the weekends visiting tourist attractions that I haven't been to for years and have revisited the beaches of my childhood. Looking through new eyes (my camera eye!) I have seen the great countryside and landscapes that this country has to offer whereas previously I seemed to take it for granted.
These little trips at the weekend are very cost effective too as most of my sales on Dreamstime have come from tourist locations such as Norfolk, Suffolk or Kent and it costs me very little to get to them. Yesterday I sold 5 images of Norfolk in a couple of hours - maybe someone is making a brochure of the area.
I am really enjoying travelling around my own country and exploring more than I would if I didn't have my camera. Having your eye to your view finder definitely makes you look around more and therefore appreciate what you have right on your doorstep.
Photo credits: Charlotte Leaper.