There’s no escaping stories from friends, family, and complete strangers about their travel experiences – both the good and the bad. People are always happy to share their various health ailments they’ve encountered while traveling: food poisoning, jellyfish stings, insect bites, and twisted ankles as well as general exhaustion, dehydration, and muscle aches. If someone ends of regaling you with travel tales that include illness and injury, don’t let them discourage you! It doesn’t mean that only superheroes can take vacations or that you don’t get to try the local cuisine. Follow these steps to help you stay healthy and still enjoy yourself while you’re traveling.
1. Prepare yourself. Do some research about the location before you visit, including a study of common illnesses found in the country. Read up on the availability of clean water and medical care and how much these things will cost you in the local currency. In addition, always make sure to sign up for travel insurance. While it can be expensive, it’ll give you a peace of mind and will save you lots in case something happens during your travels.