I have a stack of about fifty National Geographic magazines that I've accumulated over the years and never really had a chance to dig into until now. I've been surprised at how creatively inspiring I have found it. The writing in the magazine is wonderful in and of itself, and the information and ideas have presented story ideas to me more often then I thought they would. For example, I recently read an article about Armenian diaspora, and I imagined a story about an American Armenian going on a pilgrimage to Mount Ararat. I'm not sure I'll ever use that idea, or how I would go about writing it, but I wrote it down as well as other ideas I've gotten from National Geographic.
I believe its possible to get creative inspiration from nearly anywhere, but this is a specific source that I really like. There is a reason National Geographic is such a long-lived, successful magazine. The articles are inspiring, well-written and thought-provoking, which is just awesome. In short, this is just a plug for National Geographic as a source for inspiration and ideas. What are some specific places you find creative inspiration?