While travelling today, take notes. (If you are driving, mental notes!) Taking the bus, the subway, walking, driving, running, biking, riding a plane, whatever. Try to keep the poem in the present!
I traveled a ridiculous amount in my early and mid-20s. Those travels were a bit more exciting than how I travel today. For example, riding a speeding mini-bus, sans seat belts, around the Chinese city where I taught English versus driving safely to work now, with seat belt on, never going more than five miles over the speed limit in my Alabama city.
Hmm..perhaps that’s the key! Making a comparison! Yes, that sounds like a good idea.
[ To be updated soon.. ]