Once you’ve learnt a bit about the desination, think about what you’re going to do with your photos. Will you print them? Put them up on Flickr, instagram, make photo books…? The choice is yours but it’s good to have an idea so you know what sizes you want your files to be. That way it can be large enough for a canvas on the wall or compact enough just for the Facebook upload.
And finally, pick a theme!! A lot of photographers like to take ‘People’ and ‘Street photography’, whereas others stick to landscapes and urban landscapes. If you have a theme it often makes it more attractive for the viewer of your photographs.
Good luck and happy travelling!