During your travels you’ll also discover “the place to go” isn’t always an ideal destination for photographs. Most tourists will spend at least one morning of a trip to Australia watching the sunrise from the lighthouse at Byron Bay. However, during our visit we hadn’t given ourselves enough time to hike up, so we decided to abort our mission and head to the beach instead. The view there was 10 times better and sparsely populated with just a few locals on their morning run.
If you need some inspiration at a given locale, try searching relevant travel hashtags and locals’ accounts to get a sense of the areas and landscapes might best suit your photography style and interests. You can do this while trip-planning, too; it’s a fun way to research your itinerary. Once you arrive, you’ll be less focused on using your phone to try to figure out where to go next, and more present right where you are.