My biggest tip for traveling is that if you plan ahead well, it can really maximize the beauty you see along your journey. I know a lot of people prefer spontaneous and unplanned travel, but for me, part of the joy is in crafting an epic hiking adventure trip. It helps me to find the most beautiful viewpoints and not to miss any hidden gems!
The way I do this is by doing a lot of internet research, saving photos that I love on Instagram, and creating a custom google map with pins for each spot I want to see or trail I want to hike.
With all of my planning, I am able to plan for some lesser known spots that I may have missed otherwise. For example, we absolutely loved the Alabama Hills on our recent travels in California, but may never have taken the time to stop and camp there without thoughtful planning!