I've suggested the following exercise for the participants on my tours. For the first few days of our journey, we seek out one or two things that marshals the attention, seizes the imagination. Then for the rest of our travels together, I encourage them to try to focus on details: the doors of Dublin houses, Parisians with their dogs, roadside shrines in Turkey, tile patterns of Lisbon, the promenading rituals of Lisbon and Barcelona. We then take time to write, draw, photograph, and discuss what it is that attracts our attention, even our "love." For there is no powerful pilgrimage without love, no memorable journey without the erotic, the presence of Eros animating, enlivening, vitalizing our walks, talks, visits, meals, and conversations.

Phil Cousineau in The Art of Pilgrimage