As photography is accessible to us all and no special equipment is needed you don't have any excuse to start it right now. There is no need for a fancy location. And what seems dull and boring to you can be a dream for someone else on this earth. That is the beauty of photography - anyone, anywhere is the possibility to catch this particular moment in time.
My approach to photography concerning travel and street photography is quite easy. I don't depend on planning too much. I don't need elaborate gear or popular locations. I need a camera, an open mind for any situation happening before me and a location which is accessible to me.
That seems to be very banal, but you can find some great interactions in every surrounding. Things are happening in abundance just around the corner. What you need to do is just get out and into the action.
My photo walk today with an eager following student brought ended in a multitude of good images to use in travel magazines, street photography magazines or different websites.