There is so much to learn when you first start carrying for your self-defense. What firearm should you carry? What position should you carry in? What holster should you use?
Much of carrying is individual and subject - except when it comes to laws. Do you know your state laws? What about the laws where you travel?
To find your state laws and where you have reciprocity, check out the USCCA’s Reciprocity map (USCCA Concealed Carry Reciprocity Map & U.S. Gun Laws | USCCA)
One thing to consider is if you’ll have to inform the police that you’re carrying if you’re pulled over. Some states require it.