Everybody knows that when you visit Paris you have to see the Eiffel Tower. And in London you have to visit Big Ben. And in Cairo you'll go to see the pyramids and the Sphinx.
And in addition to seeing those well-worn sights, you'll also see people. Lots and lots of other people.
Even if those are favorite destinations of yours, it's possible to see them with new eyes. It's also possible to get off the popular tourist paths and onto roads that are at least a little less traveled. We explore some ways to seek your own adventure in popular tourist destinations and get the most out of your travels.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SEEING A PLACE WITH NEW EYES:
The 46 Places to Go in 2013
An interactive list of destinations. (The New York Times)
• 20 Ways to Rediscover Europe
Remember that first, fearless, cash-strapped trip to the Continent? When you lived on cheese, fresh baguettes, and (maybe a little too much) red wine? When your "hotel" was an overnight train and your rental was a Vespa? We aim to return you to those days of loose-and-easy travel. Because with cheaper flights, faster trains, and your grown-up taste in wine, there's never been a better moment to realize: You had it right the first time. (GQ)