I thnk travel is great for writing, but it’s also dangerous. Unless you spend a LOT of time in a place, you don’t really know it any better than those who see it only on the internet, but you’ll think you do.
They say it takes twenty years to really know a single city, and I believe it. I spent just about a year in desert country, and after two minths I thought I knew everything about it. After a year or so, I realized I knew less than when I arrived.