Whether it's a blizzard or a peaceful resort, it's always important to be prepared. Always carry a pen and notebook. I mean it! No matter where you are you should have them handy. When I'm on a road trip, I come up with new ideas of things to write about. Recently, my daughter and I were on a trip and we were listening to some cd's. Flo Rida has a cd called ROOTS, while listening to it I was able to come up with lots of ideas for a YA WIP I'm working on. Thankfully, I had my daughter to jot down notes as I drove.
Do you always have pen and paper ready? Do certain types of music inspire you? Do certain seasons inspire you? What makes you pull out that notebook?