Local newspapers offer insights into an area's culture, which makes them ideal reading material before a trip. You can also use foreign language newspapers to practise learning that language.
The Travel - Moments in Time blog gives us this quick tip, noting that since papers aren't created for tourists, you can see true locals' perspectives and also find where they're going to eat and what's happening in the area. You can also watch foreign news and consume other media (stage 3 of one method of learning a new language).
Local newspapers are great resource for both travel and learning. Previously mentioned Newspaper Map makes it easy to find newspapers across the globe.
Travel Tip: Read the Local Newspapers to Find Out More About a Place and Improve Your Language Skills [Travel - Moment's in Time]