Eva Kem Green is designed to share Travel Tips that I have learnt over 10 years in the travel industry to make your travel more comfortable and enjoyable. I will also share my travel experiences as well as those of my friends. We will cover luggage packing tips, health travel tips, children travel tips, accommodation travel tips, safety travel tips, how to choose a destination for your vacation, what you should know about tickets and ticket regulation before you buy one.
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Health Travel Tips
Travel health risks are a major concern for most travelers. The more you travel, the more you are exposed. While some of these risks are non life threatening e.g common cold, some like Ebola, Yellow fever and Zika virus among others are worthy to worry about and one should take necessary precautions.
One can be exposed to health risks through:
mode of transport
duration and season of travel
purpose of travel
standards of accommodation, food hygiene and sanitation
behavior of the traveler
underlying health of the traveler.
Below are some health travel tips to ensure you enjoy your travel without worries.
Travel warnings from Governments.
Before you embark on your trip, research on any current health warnings and take them seriously. The fact that you visited a destination a weeks or month ago does not mean it is safe today.
World Health organization.(WHO)
The WHO website http://www.who.int/en/ is a wealth source of information when it comes to health travel. Unforeseen health disasters may occur posing new risks to travelers. The WHO website is regularly updated and should be your frequent travel companion.
Some diseases requires you to have a vaccine for example yellow fever, do your research to establish if your destination is prone to such kind of health risks and take your vaccines accordingly. For the tropics you may need to consider Malaria preventive medication prior to your travel among other diseases.
Yes, your behavior may put you at risk. You should be cautious of the water and food you take to avoid contamination. Exposing yourself to mosquito bites and rodents creates a high health risk. The level of hygiene also extends to your accommodation.
Do your research and know the nearest medical centers where you will be staying in case you need medical help.
Food and Drinks.
Always ask before you consume. Know the ingredients if you have food allergies, you do not want your vacation or business trip cut short because of some allergies from the food you consume.
Invest in a good travel insurance that will cover your medical needs in case you need it. Have the 24hr emergency contacts of your insurer within reach at all times.
See your doctor.
See your doctor before you travel for a health check up to capture any health problems that may cause you distress later on during our travel.
If you are a busy parent like most of my friends who are all over the globe doing business or your core job is all about travel and moving countries, you will face the challenge of either moving your child from one school to another across the globe or making that decision to board them into one school and have them join you across the globe to where you are currently. The main concern for many parents when faced with the possibility of their children travelling alone by air is their safety and comfort. Here is the good news, you no longer have to worry about that. Most if not all airlines offer the escorted service for unaccompanied children at a fee and guarantee their comfort and safety. This includes assisting with check in, luggage check in and transfer, physical escort and handover to the guardian.
Below are points to consider before you let your child travel alone.
6. Travel Time and Cost
I am a fan of social media and I follow a lot of travelers online.I get to learn a lot about travel experiences.These experiences are always full of fun and exciting till one decides to cancel their itinerary and of course they want their money back. If you are an economist like me, I know you choose the cheapest offers in the market, why not, after all every penny counts more so if you have plans of exploring more destination like the ones I have planned for this year, I hear you. The nightmare begins when the airline or the agents informs you that your ticket is non refundable. Wo wo wo , wait, what do you mean my ticket is non refundable, we are talking about my hard earned $1020? I know what you're thinking, this is straight unfair and I agree with you it is unfair, 100% yes from face value. Why should you pay for services you have not consumed anyway? If you travel frequently you have come across such scenarios and I am sure it never made any sense back then, it has not and m…