Recently in the news and on social media much as been said about skin cancer, melanoma, squamous cell and basal cell. All three conditions are caused by the sun. A precancerous condition called Actinic Keratosis, AK, is also caused by solar damage.
Celebrities like Hugh Jackman, Diane Keaton, Anderson Cooper, Melanie Griffith and Cybill Shepherd just to name a few have learned about skin cancer the hard way.
Unfortunately I too have firsthand knowledge of AK, as did Brooke Shields. It is painful and unsightly but it was caught before it turned in to cancer.
As you pack for your travels be sure to pack your sunscreen hats and UV protected clothing. These protective items are as important as your passport, if you want to continue a long life of travels not to mention the prevention of pain and suffering.