To most of you this is intuitive and we talked about it in general, regarding spending time away from home. Being out of the country adds special challenges and requires extra thought in preps which is why I thought this timely article from WSJ might be useful reading. Of particular importance is knowing what the State Dept. can and cannot do to help you when you are on foreign land.
As we're getting ready to be away in Europe for 2+ weeks traveling to obscure places, I will be doing my share of preparing for anything and everything I can think of.