Once you arrive at a location, don’t just immediately shoot from wherever you happen to be standing. Spend a couple of minutes walking around and looking for the best frames and composition (that means moving left, moving right, getting closer, getting further away, and taking your lens’ focal length into account).
A river scene, for example, may be made more interesting by you walking right up to the water’s edge, which allows you to incorporate some nice-looking rocks into the shot. In fact, your best approach is to take many shots of a single location until you fill up your memory cards; you’ll then have plenty of options to choose from once you get back home.
Good travel photography captivates, informs, and inspires. And, by learning to improve your travel photography skills, you can ensure your photos do just that.