I just came back from a vacation, a long drive to San Francisco and back to Canada. Along the way I was inspired by some towns, some attractions, and some scenery to incorporate into the fantasy world I've placed my characters into. I even came up with a totally different story to write at some point. I don't like to write about real world places because I'm not confident enough in my setting development to ensure I give the place justice, but I do take from the real world when creating a setting in my fantasy world. Many great writers continue to place their characters in the places they know and love, Stephen King and Joy Fielding come to mind. Which places in the world have you used when creating a setting in your stories, whether you use the real world setting or create a fantasy world?