Traveling around the world exposes you to many things like exotic foods, different cultures, and beautiful landscapes. And new germs and diseases. Many of us live in the Western world where polio, measles, and diphtheria are virtually nonexistent because of vaccines. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for most developing countries where people still suffer from … [Read more...] about The Simple Guide to Travel Vaccines
There is nothing worse than jet lag. You just had a fantastic time in some exotic far off place, and now it’s time to come home to reality – back to work and back to your daily routine. Except, you’re fighting a bad case of jet lag. Some people deal with jet lag better than others. I’m not one of those people. After spending three weeks in Eastern Europe this past … [Read more...] about How to Beat Jet Lag in Six Steps
Do I really need to take Malaria pills? You're not alone. Every traveler asks this question along their journey. While I'm not a doctor (and you should always consult your doctor for medical advice), I do hold a graduate degree in public health. I also travel to malaria-infected countries often. Naturally, I always err on the side of caution when it comes to my … [Read more...] about Do I Really Need to Take Malaria Pills?
Next to transportation and airfare, food and alcohol is most travelers biggest budget item. We all have to eat and with so much amazing food around the world, how can you not try everything? In some regions of the world, like Southeast Asia and Latin America, it is often cheaper to eat street food or at local restaurants. In Australia and Western Europe eating every meal at … [Read more...] about 5 Cheap and Healthy Meals You Can Cook Anywhere
Packing – either you love it or hate it. As a Type A person, I love creating lists and checking them twice, but when it comes to packing, I hate it. I’m the person that is throwing random items in her backpack five minutes before she leaves for the airport. Over the years, I’ve learned a thing or two about packing. You never need as much as you think you do, and you … [Read more...] about Travel First Aid Kit: A Do It Yourself Guide