Try to notice the little things when photographing places you travel to. You never know what you can find that make the place you visit special. We all photograph landmarks and that is great but take a look and see the details.
I took a workshop last year and part of the workshop was an photo exercise. Pick a spot and only photograph within 5 feet around you. You would be surprised what is around you and how you can creatively capture what you see.
The photos here are from my trip to Barcelona. The cactus what at the home where friends of our were staying. this cactus was Big, tall, imposing and beautiful.