We travel to escape the plague of the routine and unexciting. In return, we get a new perspective and acquire new ideas.
But the slightest contrast quenches the thirst for discovery. Our own backyard is full of interesting things.
Life contrarian Aaron Goldfarb writes in How to Fail: The Self-Hurt Guide:
Interesting people don't need to fill the voids of their life by simply placing their body in another state, country, continent.
We are blind, even to ourselves.
Grab a camera to help train the eye to look for subtleties. Photography recasts everyday things into novelty. Commit to a way of seeing.
The often unseen and unheard beg for acknowledgment. In the words of Warren Bennis, “Be a first-class noticer.”