Ignorance is not always bliss. You can be ignorant of some things for the purpose of peace of mind but some things should be learned for the purpose of practicality, safety, and your own peace of mind as well. Not-knowing is also torture and ognorance in this age of information and past paced life is not just a result of information deprivation but the mere outcome of negligence and recklessness. It's not the good time to know nothing, it's the time to be well-informed.
You need adequate knowledge especially when you are out there to travel and diving around the world and experiencing life as it is. If you want to venture out new locals, places, and culture, having pre-education about these places is necessary. Don't just dive in and let yourself play Columbus by exploring the high seas and rocky mountains without proper travel facts and knowledge to guide you. You can never call that as an exploration, you call that as a suicide mission.
It is safe to arm yourself with enough protection bordering on your personal knowledge of things. Research and make thyself knowledgeable. It's now the easiest to teach yourself things through videos, demos, and webinars. For traveling junkie like you do, following travel blogs by your own fellow traveler who like you likes to try new things and explore them is a good start. It's actually a good start to read and follow an actual journey from an actual traveler's experience.
After all, at the end of the day, experience will always be the best teacher. Experience some place indirectly through the eyes of a fellow traveler. It's always advantageous to witnessed things beforehand before you directly commit on visiting them. Blogs about traveling are excellent map to provide you with tips and travel hacks that do not only help you cut down your expenses but will also help you maximize your traveling experience to its fullest.
A lot of first time tourist or traveler's mistakes is the over-excitement and impulsive action they always do when they think about traveling away. You don't need the follow the same doomed path. Being spontaneous is fun, but it should nevertheless be grounded on a guided path and direction. You Should know what to do, when to go, and the places where you need to go. /by reading blogs of several traveler you can easily know and list the things you want to do and try out without being ignorant about it.
It's not even expensive to do the following and reading because it's basically free and accessible online. Make it as your travel buddy or a companion or some sort. Read these blogs and pick the ones that are considered the best in content and have been proven to provide quality contents and educational videos that teaches and guides their readers and followers. You will see that following and reading travel blogs is fun and easy - you can do it anytime and anywhere. Start your travel preparation now and know who to follow.