I always bring my flute with me when I travel - usually to keep up with practicing, but also to take advantage of any interesting opportunities that come along. I invite my students to do the same. I have had so many amazing experiences as a musician, meeting other people via music, that it is not to be missed!
This summer we traveled to Newfoundland, and I brought both my gold Brannen flute and my plastic Nuvo flute, in case of poor weather. :) Actually the weather was great! But I took some fun pictures with both: my Brannen flute on the ferry, where I did a little quiet playing despite the thin walls, and in a sea cave at The Arches provincial park. We may have had a lot of sun, but there was also a lot of wind, and rocks underfoot... well, it's called The Rock, after all.