Think about when & how you get places and keep your eyes open for ways to enhance the experience, even at the cost of a little extra time.
Instead of flying, have you ever taken a sleeper car on the train somewhere? It's really cool!
Could you walk that 12 blocks instead of taking a bus or a cab and get to enjoy nice weather and interesting sights?
Going on a trip for business? Can you build in a day or two at the beginning or end to explore a new city?
Instead of driving have you found out about other fun options? Is there a boat that goes there?
Build some flexibility for adventure into your life and keep a little bit of that vacation attitude year-round.