When it comes to writing, you should not try to portray things as you have seen them so, because it would not make the readers interested in it if the things you describe are not special or unusual ones. Whether you go to the places that are special or not, The writing can make them special. Or you should show the readers how did you see, feel about that, and simultaneously why did you experience it in that way.
For example: "when I was in the plane with merry mood awaiting for a spectacular touring experience. It happens in people's life when they are floating with boastful emotions, something will strike them with depressing and anxious memories of past. So as that it happened for me when I look at an air hostess who resembled like first love. It remembered me of how I was desperate for her. Still could not let, the feelings for her, go. In order to distract myself from emotional eruptions due to the memories of past, i look through the window and I was awestruck by the bird view about Belize."
Just for namesake, I created a scene it can be vividly described in more elaborate manner. You describe a place in different perspective with metaphors or with interconnections with your past experience.