Read about where you’re going: There are many websites that provide travel tips and notes, like tripadvisor.com and lonely planet.com
Search, Compare and Book
The internet is teeming with websites where you can compare hotels and airline tickets prices, such as expedia.com, booking.com and Travelocity.com. Use them!
Educate Yourself about the Local Culture and Traditions
Educating yourself about the traditions and local laws of the place you are visiting will enrich your stay and save you a lot of trouble. No one likes to get arrested for spitting out gum in the streets of Singapore, last time I checked. Via Royal Hotel Dubai.