New places renew my sense of observation.
I love to experience places from the open air on foot or by casual bike ride. I prefer all of my vacations to be car-less as well as GPS-less and, where possible, without cell phones, as well.
Someone once said, "Were it not for getting lost, nothing would ever have been discovered" and I agree.
Although, perhaps hypocritically, I do enjoy the process of wearing in a paper map as a new city quickly grows familiar before my eyes and beneath my fingertips.