5. Safety advisories and travel warnings
Travelling to distant lands is full of adventures. And some of those adventures can be rather unpleasant at time. Climbing mountains and hills or swimming and sunbathing can be fun and enjoyable only if there is no risk. But who could ever guarantee that nothing happens during your trip? Be prepared for various events. Read safety advisories and learn more about the place you are going to. This includes the political situation of the country, for example. You should also know some details regarding the dress code and traditions of the people living there. Finally, risks may be coming from the environment, climate and weather conditions.