Joe Lipka's recent article in LensWork touches on this subject. Your best photography is often of the area you know. Ansel Adams best work, for the most part, is what he knew. Many who admire Adams think they need to go to the same places in order to emulate his work; but you wind up producing tourist snapshots. Photograph where you live & you're liable to create far more insightful work. And, as Weston said, there is more thrill in finding beauty in the mundane.