There is nothing like painting outdoors for capturing the true mood and feeling of a place. But if you find lugging heavy and bulky painting gear around is too much trouble, try this technique
Sometimes when I am hiking in the mountains I take a small Cotman watercolor sketchbook box with me. I use pen and ink for the drawing on Strathmore paper, then add color. Here are some watercolor sketches I did on a hike in the Roumanian mountains in 2018.
Here are some of the watercolor painting techniques I used.