1. TRAVEL LIGHT. This reminds me of Hermione's tiny hand bag from Harry Potter 7 movie that fits everything and anything under the sun. But we are not in a wizarding world, are we? Just like your previous regular travel, write down all you need to carry with you. Now remember your goal. Don't get carried away by bringing everything that's in your house with you. You don't want to miss every opportunity of perfect shots just because your hands are full. A wad of memory cards, a lightweight mini tripod, flash diffuser, durable camera bag that distributes the weight evenly over your shoulders and protects against heat, cold, sand and moisture.
2. TRAVEL LENS. Although not possible for the budget, best lens for travelling is 18-200mm or 28-300mm for fast zoom. Sometimes you'll find the focal point far off the distance, but other times it could be right under your nose. This is were a portrait prime lens comes in (e.g. 50mm or 85mm). For a wider choice, consider a wide angle lens (e.g. 10-24mm) and a telephoto (e.g. 70-200mm).
3. RAW AND JPEG. Either way, you need several high capacity memory cards. Get in to the habit of downloading your images to a laptop of photo storage device every night to avoid deleting photos that you don't even have plan on doing so on the first place.
4. NOTES. By the end of the day, take time to jot down a few notes about the day's events. This will help you when you come to add keywords and descriptions of the places, people, activities featured in your photos.