I'm in New York, sketching, photographing, and walking miles every day. It's fantastic.
Traveling with a sketchbook allows me to take in a scene and record it as well as time and weather and location allow - all factors that end up being part of the sketch. When I go back through my travel sketchbooks, even years later, each page brings back lively memories of who was with me, what we were doing, even what we were talking about or listening to at the time.
Sketching imparts a beauty of discovery and freshness to my travels. I believe it was Danny Gregory who wrote that sketching "dismisses preconceptions and replaces them with wonder."
And what could be better than that?