Protecting Yourself from Sickness and Disease While Traveling

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protect yourself from disease when traveling

One important thing that is often overlooked while traveling is the possibility of contracting a disease while abroad. Our immune systems adapt to our permanent surroundings, allowing us to stay relatively healthy while at home. Unfortunately, it takes years for your immune system to adapt to a foreign environment, which means you will be very susceptible to sickness while traveling. Hopefully this article will give you the information you need to know in order to take the necessary precautions to keep yourself healthy and safe.

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America’s Best National Parks

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Yosemite national park

Say what you want about America, but you can’t deny that there are some amazing sights to be seen in the USA. From early on in this country’s history, the Government has made an effort to preserve and protect certain areas of the country. Many of these areas became national parks, which are protected from logging, hunting, and commercial development. The land is technically owned by the Government, but it is owned by the people in a way. There are 58 national parks in the US, and another 333 areas protected by similar laws (including memorials, recreation areas, monuments, etc.) With so many parks, it can be difficult to name the “best” ones. After much research and consideration, we are pleased to bring you a list of Americas Best National Parks (in our opinion!)

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5 Cheap Travel Destinations

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Petra, Jordan - building carved into mountian

Traveling the world can get quite expensive if you don’t plan it right, but sometimes financial restraints hold people back from traveling the world and living their dreams. But, don’t fret – there are a number of destinations that are beautiful, interesting, and rich in culture that are also cheap to travel to. Airfare will still be a significant cost, but once you are there, you will be able to live and travel very affordably. See our other article – “Cheap Travel Destinations – What You Need to Know” for more details. Below, you will find the top 5 cheap travel destinations that we think you will love, and your wallet won’t hate!

1. Thailand

Ocean side resort in Trang Thailand

Thailand is a beautiful, lush, war...

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Travel Essentials You Shouldn’t Forget

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travel checklist - esential items for traveling

Traveling the world can be an amazing experience. We all long to go on luxurious vacations and take a break from our normal lives. Some are fortunate enough to be able to vacation often, while others may only be able to afford a vacation every few years. Whether you’re a regular traveler or an occasional one, you need to know that there are some travel essentials that you just cannot forget! If you forget some of these items, you may not enjoy your trip as much as you potentially could. Read on for the top travel essentials, and make sure you check all these off your list before leaving home.

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5 Tips On Renting A Car

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car rental tips and advice

Renting a car on a vacation is a great way to see the sights and get around a place you’re visiting.  It’s cheaper than hiring taxis and more reliable than taking public transit.  But before renting a car, there are a few things you need to know, car rental is not service industry, it’s a sales industry; the person behind the counter is held accountable by the numbers.  They may not necessarily get paid commission based on their sales but the amount of hours they get to work per week may depend on sales and don’t forget, if the salesperson is great at selling those extra items to you, they have a better opportunity of getting promoted.  With that out of the way, below are a few tips on avoiding unnecessary charges and fees when renting a car.

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Breitling Emergency II Watch: For The Adventure Traveler

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Breitling Emergency II watch

You may be asking why I’m writing about a watch, when you and I know this is a travel blog.  You see, this watch (Breitling Emergency II) is for the traveler, more specifically, the adventure traveler that goes where few others dare and in doing so, there is always the possibility of being stranded and needing a rescue.

Adventure travel is a great way to get a natural high, but it can be dangerous and expensive.  If you ever do get stranded, the Breitling Emergency II watch is a great way to help a rescue team find you.  The watch comes with two built-in emergency signal transmitters that send out a 121.5 MHz analog and a 406 MHz digital signal.

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Can’t Afford to Travel? Consider an Overseas Job!

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travel abroad and teach english

If you’re like most people in this rough economy, finding the money to go on vacations can be difficult. Sure, you might be able to afford the occasional trip to another area of your own country, but when it comes to traveling overseas, you’re going to need quite a bit of money set aside. Thankfully, there is an alternative for those who don’t think they can afford to travel overseas. Many foreign countries nowadays are hiring English speakers to come to their countries and teach English to their citizens.

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San Francisco: Off the Beaten Path

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Guide to San Francisco

San Francisco is a truly unique place. Located on the coast of California, and surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, San Francisco has its own unique environment. The weather in the City is astonishingly different from the rest of California, with temperatures typically ranging from 45 degrees to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperatures rarely differ from this range, making San Francisco temperate and pleasant for most people. To some California natives, who are used to the hot, humid weather of Los Angeles, San Diego, Hollywood, etc., the City by the Bay may actually seem cold. But to anyone visiting the area from a colder environment, the weather in San Fran is predictable and pleasant.

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Sunken Observation Platformin in Vöcklabruck Austria

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Sunken Observation Platform

Here’s another cool place to add to your travel wish list, if you’re planning on visiting the European nation of Austria; the Sunken Observation Platform, located in a park in Vöcklabruck, Austria.  Unfortunately we don’t have the exact location of the park, but if you know exactly where’s it’s located at, please let us know in the comment section below.

The sunken observation platform is kind of like an infinity pool but backwards.  Instead of a person being in the middle of the water and getting the sensation of water falling over the edge, the sunken observation platform gives the sensation of water coming into the round platform.

Sunken Observation Platform

The platform is pretty cool, and lets visitors go into the water and walk below the surface of the water, without getting wet...

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Traveling for Culinary Exploration

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Japanese French cuisiine

There are many reasons to travel, most people travel just to get away from their normal life and experience new things. Some travel to gain an understanding of foreign cultures. Some travel just to see the sights and gain memories. And some travel simply to enjoy exotic culinary creations. If you are a “foodie” or someone who greatly enjoys the culinary arts, you may consider traveling for the sole purpose of enjoying a nation’s food – although you might want to check out the sights while you’re there, too! After all, you can’t eat all day long (this is not a challenge)! If this is something that interests you, read on for some helpful tips.

Keep an open mind

If you travel to ...

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