The Easy Going Travel Store, located in Kensington, California, is probably the best place to do research on a place before visiting. They have the largest travel bookstore that I have seen and they also stock non-wrinkle clothing!
They carry items such as security wallets, luggage tags, just about anything you can think of for any type of travelling you can do. They also have excellent advice for first time travellers.
There are often in-store events with topics like "How to Pack Lightly" and "Hiking The Sierra Nevada".
They also sell carry on bags, personal care items, even folding wine glasses!
Check out Easy Going Travel Shop & Bookstore before your next trip, you'll be glad you did!