Be prepared, open minded and always consider the ramifications of changing your mind. There is plenty of information out there about preparing for a trip. Cruise lines and tour operators often provide guidance on what to bring with you. Smartraveller provides tips on pre-departure actions you should take for your safety.
You can also refer to our information for travellers.
Importantly, you need to manage your expectations and behaviour when abroad. You’re travelling to a place with a different culture, language, laws and taboos. Always do your own research on the cultural requirements of the destination to where you’re travelling. You can always talk to your travel agent, who will help you understand what might be required or the best places to get this information.