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Why I hate ticks and how to prevent tick bites

Why I hate ticks and how to prevent tick bites

It’s not all that hard to realize why I hate ticks. The very thought of walking through woods and fields infested with ticks makes my skin crawl. Perhaps it is because of a tick’s predilection to attaching itself firmly to its host, in this case me, and then draining a seemingly prodigious quantity of blood from those dark and moist places where I would rather not have something alien nibbling. Even with my skin dipped in insect repellent and clothes soaked in permethrin, I am on edge.

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Is it safe to fly? Flying during a pandemic with American

Is it safe to fly? Flying during a pandemic with American

What was it like flying during a pandemic? Is it safe to fly? I took a transcontinental flight on American in July and, in short, it was terribly stressful. You thought flying before the pandemic had become an unpleasant grind? You haven’t experienced anything yet. Pack your sanitizing gear, personal protection gear, and choose your airline and seats as carefully as possible. Read what my experience was like in July 2020.

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Top 3 tips to protect yourself from Zika virus

Top 3 tips to protect yourself from Zika virus

Planning on traveling to Central and South America or to the Caribbean? Then you would be wise to know how to protect yourself from Zika. The Zika virus is spread by mosquito bite and sexual contact. What are the best ways to protect yourself from getting infected with Zika? We show you how.

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Travel hacks for fighting germs in public spaces – updated March 2020

Travel hacks for fighting germs in public spaces – updated March 2020

Fighting germs when you are traveling is an ongoing battle. Who wants to get sick and have to stay in a hotel room, or worse, end up in a hospital when traveling? That makes fighting germs (like the new coronavirus) No. 1 on your to-do list when traveling since you can’t avoid public places! Here are our top travel hacks for fighting germs in planes, trains, public bathrooms, hotel rooms, and more.

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Avoiding jet lag: tips from travel experts

Avoiding jet lag: tips from travel experts

Jet lag is nearly inevitable, really, when you travel at today’s pace across multiple time zones. Man was meant to saunter thousands of miles, not jet between continents to suddenly find himself propelled into tomorrow or reliving this morning. Avoiding jet lag is really all about minimizing jet lag’s effects. That is indeed possible, but some of what you need to do may seem counter-intuitive.

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8 tips to avoid bed bugs when traveling

8 tips to avoid bed bugs when traveling

If you travel smart it is wise to know how to avoid bed bugs when traveling. This article provides the best and most practical traveling advice for avoiding bed bugs and also knowing what to do to get rid of bed bugs if they hitch a ride in your luggage back home.

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Eight tips for flying in comfort

Eight tips for flying in comfort

So you’ve booked your ticket, chosen a seat, and you’re packing your luggage, including your carry-on bag. But will you be flying in comfort? You DO want to have a comfortable flight and that means being prepared. Our tips will ensure you fly in comfort and safety on your next flight.

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