All of us at riyoko really enjoy traveling and this is what we love about it:
Kristi: Overall, I like blending in and trying to get an idea of what real life is like anywhere I go. I love finding the nooks and crannies of a city - like small bars, stores, parks, and so on.
Secondly, I love checking out street art, flyers and brochures. I love seeing what styles of art exist in a city at the ground level.
Third, I love checking out the architecture and lines of a city. I like getting a sense of the history. Also, depending on the locale, if I can, I also like checking out the animal and plant life
Lastly, if I can do all of this by bike, that makes the journey and the places I discover even sweeter - <3
Barb: First: well placed and comfy spots to sit. My traveling companions and I were forced to have a nap on some park benches in Munich at seven am after a particularly restless overnight train ride. We weren't allowed to check into the hostel until noon, and surprisingly the benches were quite ergonomic.
Second: finding knitting and sewing stuff from around the world! Also in Munich I found Hundertwasser themed yarn and a Pfaff store.
Jordan: I love maps. I love reading them, making sense of them, what they look like and especially that they lead me on my adventures through the unknown or to get me back to where I ended up from. Its the one thing when I'm traveling that I can really count on to be exact. I'm not much of a planner so as long as I have a map on hand I'll never find myself stuck somewhere.
...And speaking of maps, this may be the future of them.
Natalia: I like traveling to cities and love taking in the distinct culture of a new place. The last trip I took was to Montreal and I was taken with the laid back and genuine attitudes of the people I met while there. I especially loved how much art can be found, everywhere, living peacefully among the city's other inhabitants.