What is the most inspiring setting you've ever visited in real life?
The most inspiring setting I've visited is London.
Sometimes books written by writers from across the pond make me jealous. It seems kind of magical to live in a place full of underground tunnels, small alleyways, princes and princesses.
When I think of London I feel like there could be places like Diagon Alley tucked into a hole in the wall.
When I visited London I loved taking the walking tours. The Shakespeare/Dickens one was a favorite and I also like the Jack the Ripper tour.
For quieter inspiration I like Madeline Island. It is an Island in Lake Superior and you can get there by ferry from Bayfield, Wisconsin. Sitting on the beach on Big Bay you can almost forget that you are not on some remote island in the ocean. There are beautiful views and it is easy to find the quiet of nature but also the fun carefree island life as well.
My close to home inspiration is Minnehaha Falls and Fort Snelling State Park. It is an escape in the city and I go there when I need to recharge. Minnehaha Falls has a waterfall and a statue of Hiawatha and Minnehaha.