Visiting a new place? Ride a bus to the end of the line and soak up the sights while coming and going. Get off the bus if you see something or some place that strikes you. Maybe get back on and go to the end of the line after that. Or maybe not.
I love this tip. But I didn't think it up. It's from Pico Iyer, a great travel writer, well known in the biz.
Iyer says he did the bus thing in Miami and ended up in a "spicy part of Little Havana... that seemed to capture the essence of the city."