Always glance through any Travel Guide for the region you are planning to visit. You will always find some nuggat of useful information. The layout and content will always vary with the publisher. Every traveller should make it a priority to browse one or all of the guides listed below. It will be a great education to browse the layout and view the excellent photography. You decide which of the travel guide(s) you like the best.
Browse the children's or junior section of your local library for travel and geography guides. You will find a variety of guides to countries, regions or natural wonders of the world. The majority of these guides will be less than fifty pages in length. They will contain an excellent overview of a country etc. They are an excellent introduction to travel for a novice traveller.
Need to find information about an address in Finland? Just use Jokapaikka.fi (translates into 'everyplace'). It's a search engine that combines location info into a easy to ready page, telling you everything you need to know about a place. Sometimes it even tells you a bit too much. Has Google translate included for english and other languages.