Determine if you need electrical adapters.
Not all countries use the same electrical outlet system that we do here in the US. If you are traveling within North America, you should not need an adapter for your electrical gadgets. Outside of North America, however, chances are that you will need an adapter. Check this site out to see what type of adapter you might need:
You can purchase adapters at a number of locations, including some home supply stores. Here’s an online site: http://www.flight001.com/adapters-29.html
Here’s a nifty universal adapter that can be used in more than 150 countries and includes a USB charger. This might be a good option for a frequent traveler to multiple regions of the world.