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)

Travel Guidebooks Reviewed

Written by Sarah Moore

Travel Guidebooks are an invaluable source of information. Even ifrepparttar size of each book is enough to put you off your research, they can be a great reference guide while traveling. But how do they stack up to one another?

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet isrepparttar 142703 king of allrepparttar 142704 guidebooks. They have a book that covers just about every destination inrepparttar 142705 world. The information is comprehensive and is tailored towardsrepparttar 142706 budget traveler. Detailed maps are also provided. On a downside, because of Lonely Planet’s popularity, anything that is recommended is usually swamped with tourists.

Rough Guides Like Lonely Planet, Rough Guides offer comprehensive and invaluable information more suited for a slightly older reader. The country background history isrepparttar 142707 best of allrepparttar 142708 guidebooks put together. The range of guidebooks is lacking though (compared torepparttar 142709 hundreds of Lonely Planet titles) and if your a picture junkie, Rough Guides may not be for you.

Frommers Frommers have moved from a budget guidebook to more middle ofrepparttar 142710 road. The information is comprehensive and many ofrepparttar 142711 guidebooks come included with detachable maps. Again,repparttar 142712 range of guidebooks is lacking. Be sure to look for their "Frommers Portable" publications - especially if you like to travel light.

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