Last Minute National Park Vacations

Written by Gregg Strand

Vacationing at national parks is probablyrepparttar most exciting and adventurous travel any family will enjoy in their lifetimes. There's just so much to see and do. However, planning a national park visit also requires more planning than a "normal" vacation. Why?

As you can imagine, our national parks, and those of Canada and most nations, are treasured and protected wilderness. The pristine vistas and natural wonders are part of any country's national heritage and should be preserved in their natural state as much as possible. We can all appreciate this but it makes visitingrepparttar 142748 parks a little more challenging.

Some hotels and lodging are available inside most parks butrepparttar 142749 number of in-park accomodations is limited, as they should be. Can you imaginerepparttar 142750 result of building more and more lodging facilities to accomodaterepparttar 142751 literally millions of visitors that travel torepparttar 142752 most popular parks? Soonrepparttar 142753 wilderness would be lost in a sea of various types of dwellings. So,repparttar 142754 new lodging facilities are being built near park property, not within it. But there is still a problem if you want to visit a park atrepparttar 142755 last minute.

Unfortunately, even withrepparttar 142756 expansion of nearby lodging,repparttar 142757 demand is so great that it can be very difficult to find last minute lodging for national parks. There are usually available rooms butrepparttar 142758 problem is finding them. If you go to a general search engine and enter a search for lodging options at any popular national park,repparttar 142759 problem is not that you won't find any sites, but justrepparttar 142760 opposite.

Staying healthy while traveling

Written by Sarah Moore

Your good health is paramount while traveling and taking simple precautions can drastically reduce your chances of falling ill.

Health Insurance An insurance package that covers your health, possessions and cancellations is imperative.

Immunizations Immunizations are critical – especially if you are planning to visit 3rd world countries. Many immunizations require a specific time period to take effect or require certain follow-up shots – so plan well ahead. You should record any immunization shots received on an official health certificate as this is often a requirement of visa applications.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can advise you onrepparttar current recommendations for your intended destination.

General Food and water are one ofrepparttar 142704 leading causes of illness for travelers. These simple tips can drastically reduce your chances of illness:

- Ifrepparttar 142705 water is suspect, don’t takerepparttar 142706 risk. This includes ice, food washed and prepared inrepparttar 142707 water and swimming pools. Buy bottled water or boil/sterilize existing water.

- Only consume fruit and vegetables that can be pealed or are protected by an outer skin (bananas, oranges, pineapple etc)

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