I turn left where I would normally turn right. So what if it adds fifteen minutes to my drive, those are going to be fifteen interesting minutes. You are going to pass things you don’t normally see and in turn you are going to excite parts of your mind that we rarely use any more — the parts that help us to navigate.
Trust me, you will see things you never noticed before.
One thing I really enjoy doing while driving is looking as far into the distance as I can, and pick out landmarks you wouldn’t normally see from such a distance. It has the strange effect of Inception-ing mental models of areas you normally inhabit.
All of a sudden you realize just how far you are from somewhere you are used to, and how it relates to where you are at that moment. Doing this also works for seeing how steep/tall hills are that you wouldn’t normally think are that impressive.