It’s important to be aware of your surroundings at all times. When you travel, become an observer. Notice everyone and everything around you. What are they wearing? What language are they speaking? What color are the buildings? What are the names of businesses? Take everything in and try to memorize everything that’s around you. Also, you’ll want to remember where your lodging is. Because it will have the name, address, and other pertinent contact information, take a business card and carry it with you. Familiarize yourself with your lodging, the neighbourhood, and the people. This is so important, even if you have to take the time to write down the address of your residence.