Always take pictures

It doesn't matter what kind of camera, lens, or cool new gadget you have.  Take pictures.  There are interesting things all around and it helps you look at the world around you from a new perspective.  

I actually feel more of an accomplishment when I get a photo I'm happy with out of my little point and shoot or my old school film camera than if I get one out of my DSLR's.  Don't get me wrong I love my big boy gear but I really enjoy the lo-fi method as well.