Checking the type of power plug and visa requirements are two important things I do before going to a new country. Below are resources useful for that, plus a few others.
|TripIt||Travel organizing app|
|Stolen Camera Finder||Uses EXIF info to track images (on the web) made by your camera|
|Pack A Book||Check what books are set in the destination you’re visiting|
|Electricity Around the World||By country (type of power plug, voltage and frequency)|
|VisaHQ||Visa requirements for different countries|