This was back before we needed passports, so we thought were ready to go. Right? Wrong! We had forgotten to buy travel insurance. Within 24 hours of feet down on Cancun, I was desperately ill and in a Mexican hospital, without any insurance. All my costs had to be paid by a credit card.
The next time you travel out of the country, make sure you have travel insurance, all your medications, and all the immunizations you need for the part of the world to which you are traveling. Travel smart.