The Iranian poet, Saadi, once wrote,
"A traveler without observation is a bird without wings."
This is so true. Only those who carefully look at places and objects get the real story. Others miss, oftentimes, the most important aspects. All things are richer with scrutiny. The late commentator, Paul Harvey, is a perfect example. He made a career out of the "rest of the story," giving listeners more detail about daily news stories. To carefully observe requires an unhurried pace, so structure your travel so that you have the time to devote, to get the most from a destination. This situation also makes a good case for hiring a knowledgeable guide, or, at least, for extensive research prior to a trip.