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you like to vacation or what activities you enjoy, the fact remains you
have to get there and back. For many, this could mean long hours in a
cramped plane, car or train. With this comes the risk of blood clots.
or deep vein thrombosis, is a blood clot that can develop when sitting
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people, going outdoors is a new experience. They have no
agenda, no plans for what to do, and no knowledge of the outdoors. When
it comes to the children, they are just as lost as the adults, having
never been taught how to survive in the great outdoors. Browse our
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Travel tools are available to anyone with access to a computer and the
From Food & Water
- Contaminated food and water (drinking and
recreational) are common sources for the introduction of pathogens into
body. Among the more common infections that travelers can acquire from
contaminated food and drink are Escherichia coli infections,
shigellosis or bacillary dysentery, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis,
noroviruses, and hepatitis A. Other less common infectious disease
risks for travelers include typhoid fever and other salmonelloses,
cholera, rotavirus infections, and a variety of protozoan and
helminthic parasites (other than those that cause giardiasis and
cryptosporidiosis). Many infectious diseases transmitted through food
consumption and drinking water can also be acquired directly through
the fecal-oral route. Accidental consumption of recreational water from
lakes, rivers, oceans, and inadequately treated swimming pools can
spread these same diarrheal diseases as well as ear, eye, skin,
respiratory, and neurologic infections.
Driving Tips - Summer weather conditions can be the same
rigors for your car as in winter,
if your vehicle is not prepared properly. Passengers and drivers are no
being stranded on the road in a summer heat wave than they are in a
Travel Insurance: How To Save Big
Time On Coverage... Starting Now!
Key Cards - This is pretty good info. Never even
thought about hotel key cards containing anything other than an access
code for the room!
Drive-Alive Tips -
Tips on driving abroad in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany,
Netherland, Norway, Spain and Switzerland.
Health Info - The intimacy of life aboard a cruise ship may foster
it can also aid the spread of bacteria like Shigella
which cause intestinal upsets, and Ligonella, which
sometimes causes pneumonia (and which killed a cruise passenger in
Info - Links to useful employment information.
for Traveling Abroad - Take precautions to
avoid being a target of crime: To avoid being a target of
crime, do not wear conspicuous clothing or jewelry and do not carry
excessive amounts of money. Also, do not leave unattended luggage
in public areas and do not accept packages from strangers.
Travel Tip: Dealing With Travel Agency
- Alaska fishing trips assure
fishing experience against the spectacular wilderness of the land.
Welcome - For
those who can't bear to leave their animal companions behind when they
travel this site lists info and links on pets friendly hotels, motels,
inns and bed-and-breakfasts through the U.S. and Canada. Pet positive
camping grounds and even ski resorts that allow animal friends to ride
the lifts are included. Check out their travel info section to learn
to take your pet anywhere.
Travel Security Tips - The tips and informative materials found
below will ensure a brief, yet thorough security experience at any of
airports served by TSA.
Travel Tips - It's
always a good idea to buy travel
insurance when you book your trip -- so your vacation investment is
protected if Mother Nature gets in the way.
Guide Online - This
guide which lists more than 15,000 public swimming pools in more than
countries. The guide includes a description of each pool and its
opening hours and admission fees; and information about local swimming,
diving, water polo and synchronized swimming teams. Some pools are
by the web site's editors or readers.
For Walking - Perhaps
you were taught how to sit or stand after your first few baby steps.
you step, how you walk is all left to you.
Meanings - Watch what you say! A simple hand gesture could land
you in a world of trouble.
Good to Know - When
doing business in Asia, never put someone else's business card away
reading it first. It's as rude as smacking your gum on a conference
rummaging through your briefcase during a presentation or applying
at the dinner table in the States.
For Railroad Passengers (by Amtrak) - This
information is offered by the National Association of Railroad
(NARP) to make your trip aboard Amtrak more enjoyable and affordable.
& Info From Rick Steves - Explore
Europe confidently, efficiently and safely using these travel tips.
traveling solo or with a group, your questions will be answered here
your upcoming trip.
When you are traveling, be sure to have several ways to access your
Budget Travel - Budget-minded
travelers have opportunity to discover new opportunities...
Bag - The definitive guide to traveling light.
Dutch: Meet the Locals by Rick Steves - With each
visit, my friends show me a new slice of Holland. And with
each visit, I renew my belief that the more you know about Europe, the
more you'll uncover that's worth exploring.
Africa Safety Tips -
Your holiday or business trip can be spoiled by unfortunate incidents.
This happens every day all over the world. If you follow the following
hints, the risk should be minimized.
of the Road - True
traveler's tales told around the campfire. A collection of brief travel
anecdotes, observations, tirades, and stories, mostly gleaned from...
and Travel - Don't be tempted to smuggle drugs
fast, easy cash. Any deal that sounds too good to be true is too good
to be true. Chances are it won't work. If you're caught with drugs in a
foreign country, you'll end up paying a stiff fine, spending time in
jail or possibly even facing the death penalty. It's not worth it!
- Travel guides date quickly: hotel prices rise, visa rules are
new attractions open, restaurants close. To help cost-conscious
stay abreast of such changes, Lonely Planet, publisher of a well-known
series of backpacker travel guides, is issuing updates to some of its
popular titles on the Web. The addendums summarize important changes
have taken place since the most recent guide to a given country
Would-be adventurers to check that on their web site: www.lonelyplanet.com, and
print out the update you need and stick it in the back of your personal