Get InspiredLook at other travel magazines, portfolios etc. to get new ideas and inspiration. Also, If you perceive yourself as an artist, you must acknowledge the work of other artists. Do not underestimate inspiration: visit art galleries, attend some photography lectures, listen to classical music, read good books.
Get up EarlyThe best light to capture most kinds of subjects is in the golden hours- one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset (depend off course on where you are on the globe). So get up early to get that amazing photo opportunities, while all the other tourists are still asleep.
Lot’s of amateur photographers tend to hold the camera while stretching their arms forward, away from their faces. This can totally destabilize your entire posture and reduce the image sharpness. Don’t be distant, keep the camera close to you and maintain maximum stability.