Tag: Safety

  • The good anticipation before a trip

    The good anticipation before a trip

    I recently wrote about the feelings of dread I had before I visited Sri Lanka, a trip that ended up being far worse than I expected. (And that was before authorities slept on intelligence that could have prevented almost 300 people from getting blown up on Easter. Give Sri Lanka a pass, boys and girls.)…

  • Tips for visiting Israel

    Tips for visiting Israel

    Israel is definitely one of the most interesting vacations I’ve ever taken. It has a whole lot to offer that should put it at the top of anyone’s bucket list. But there are some important things to know when planning travel to Israel to make your trip go as smoothly as possible. Some of these…

  • Could I Live Here? Tel Aviv Edition

    Could I Live Here? Tel Aviv Edition

    Israel’s Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv is undoubtedly one of the most liberal places in the Middle East, if not the world. The city has beach for miles and an exciting mix of traditional and modern flavors. So is it a suitable home? What would it be like to live in Tel Aviv? Atmosphere Tel…

  • When you should get travel insurance

    When you should get travel insurance

    When I was younger, I took all sorts of domestic and international trips without insurance. But I’m getting to that age where I’m less deluded about my invincibility. Things happen; I’ve gotten food poisoning abroad, thrown out my back. My friend just sprained her ankle in Cambodia. No one wants things to go wrong on…

  • Getting travel vaccines before a vacation

    Getting travel vaccines before a vacation

    Any time you venture out of the developed parts of the world – where water is drinkable and where you’re unlikely to stumble upon diseased critters – getting vaccinated becomes part of travel planning. It’s annoying, and it can be expensive, but it’s a necessary process that can prevent a far worse hassle. I’m not…

  • Preparing for common travel ailments

    Preparing for common travel ailments

    Nothing puts a damper on a vacation faster than getting sick. And because of the stress that travel puts on your body, sickness is sometimes more likely. Trying to explain your symptoms to a pharmacist that doesn’t speak your language can be rough. Luckily, you can prepare for the most common travel ailments by thinking…