Primary Airport: Indianapolis International Airport
Royce Smith is game to travel. Anytime, anywhere, at any
provocation, he'll take the opportunity to hit the road in search
of artists and their work. He's found some treasures, but what he
values most are his firsthand experiences with other people and
places, because they've broadened his thinking - not only about
life, but about art as well. This artist's eye on the globe makes
Smith a unique Road Warrior.
"Home is much more than a place: It's a state of being and
living. Every would-be Road Warrior should learn that any
destination can be one's home."
New reason for packing light: Room for new clothing,
souvenirs, and art. "I had looked for ages for a particular
engraving by Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, and finally found it in
Madrid, neatly displayed within a hand-carved, gilded frame."
Reach out and touch the world: "It has become far too easy
for people to turn on the television and reduce an entire country,
an entire community, even an entire continent to a three-minute
news flash," Smith observes. "Traveling to those distant places
that some view only on television screens shows a Road Warrior how
much life, vitality, hope, and energy we have in our world."
Most unusual on-the-road snack: Balut, a Filipino delicacy
(the fertilized egg of a native duck, with a partially developed
duckling, served boiled), consumed in a Manila street before a
cheering crowd of locals who thought they'd never see a foreigner
Creative travel: "Whenever I am on the road I may encounter
the inspiration for a new art exhibition, that spark that's the
most important thing in compiling artworks and showing them to the
Road Warrior credo: "Only travel gives me the lens to see
things that slip past unnoticed by TV documentaries and