During some of your travels, you may end up out on country roads. Whereas people who are used to urban environments may find that there’s nothing to look at or pay attention to, you can really dig into some of the fascinating details that are all around you. It’s all a matter of perspective. That’s why you should think a little bit in advance about stuff that you can look out for.
It will often be in the mundane things that you find the most interest. For example, you can check out what types of fencing are around when you’re traveling through the country. Fencing can be both practical and visually appealing. Second, there’s always the environment and climate to look at while going through the country. Third, any simple building out on the road can give you an example of particularly interesting architecture.
Types of Fencing
When you look at different types of fencing when you’re traveling on country roads, you might learn a lot about the environment. Are the fences up as a matter of decoration? Or are they up to mark property boundaries? Or are they there to prevent different types of livestock from moving in and out of different areas. Whenever you see horses or cattle behind fences, check out how the fences are made to fill in your perspective about the situation. Depending on the purpose and house design, fencing will also be different. So who knows? You may even find some inspiration for your own home’s fencing!
Environment and Climate
Driving along a lonely stretch of highway in Arizona might seem unappealing to some people, but for the smart traveler, you can pick up visual cues about the environment and climate. Deserts are amazing places. Tumbleweed always has a curious backstory. Do you see cacti or flowers blooming? Does the humidity level have anything to do with the landscape outside? The more questions you ask yourself, the more interesting your journeys are going to be.
A final thing that you can look at when you’re out wandering and lonely stretches of the country is architecture. In a city environment, it can be overwhelming trying to look at how everything is built. Out where there isn’t much going on, you can really focus on what is there. Even if you pass by a simple barn while you’re out driving, think of all the history that goes into it. Look at the shape, texture, and the practicality of it. Architecture doesn’t just have to be urban; it comes in all shapes and sizes.
No matter what you do as a traveler, you can always be present. Even if you think more exciting things will happen in urban or suburban environments, you can take time to think much more deeply about rural areas or country settings.