All seasoned business travelers know that falling ill while traveling is just a part of the job. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that as many as 22%-64% of travelers have travel-related health issues. If you travel by plane you are sharing air and space with other travelers who may get sick. If you are on the road for your job, you may be stopping at rest areas and gas stations that attract germs too. Any public space could be housing germs that may get you sick during your business travels. If you are afraid of coming down with a flu or cold during your next business trip here are a few ways to help prevent getting sick so you don’t miss that big meeting. [Read more…]
Americans spend billions each year on taking international vacations all over the world. From tropical islands to ancient kingdoms. Instead of taking a look in their own backyard, people travel far and wide.
Little do some know, there is so much beauty right in the comfort of our own country! North America has an incredibly vast variety of geographical qualities. From rainforests to crystal clear water with white sandy beaches. [Read more…]
Imagine the sound of the waves as they lap on the shore. The smell of the fresh beach air. The feel of the sand pressing through your toes as you walk to the water. You’re ready to pack your bags after a long work week, right? Not so fast, you’ve still got a couple of things on your job list to do. Before you get yourself looking good for sitting in the sun, you need to get together a couple of things to help you get your work done. What do I need to get around so I can get those last few boxes checked?
If you don’t have a mobile Hotspot as a part of your service, contact your mobile provider and add that service to your plan. Make sure you walk through the process and test out your setup. It is important that your laptop is authorized for your hotspot and that are password protected. Good security protects your access point, so you can sit in the sand and finish off those last few emails without worrying about someone accessing your connection point. [Read more…]
In the excitement of travel, it’s easy to forget things. It’s always stressful to be on your way to the airport to catch your flight, or to be up in the air or arriving at your destination and remembering that you forget an important item at home, or even worse, you left the fireplace or iron on. In that moment, the panic that settles over you isn’t easy to combat. You end up having to call a friend and have them break into your house to solve the problem and put your stress to rest.
For situations like these, it’s important that you have a checklist of sorts that you cross off before you travel somewhere. God forbid you come home to have your house burned down or you arrive where you spent good money to get to and realize that you forgot your medications or your contact lenses. Those are the kinds of things that ruin a vacation. So to ease your worry, here are the things to put on a list to not neglect before you leave your house to travel:
Exterior House Needs
If you’re a snowbird or you’re just heading off for a couple of weeks or months, it’s important that you take care of all of the exterior needs of your house. This includes checking the gutters to make sure there isn’t debris piled up that could catch fire while you’re away, and this also means checking to make sure that your roof is fixed up and in good shape.
When you’re not home to see if there’s a leak starting or getting worse, you’re going to come home to some serious water damage, and nobody wants that. Other things to think about are the blowing out of sprinklers and the wrapping up of hoses so that water doesn’t freeze in the line if it’s winter time.
Interior House Needs
If you’ve checked off the exterior house needs, it’s time to address the interior. Before you leave to travel, make sure your windows are locked up tight, that the doors and all other access points of the house are secured, and make sure that heat and air conditioning are off. In addition to this, unplug all appliances from outlets.
You don’t want anything to be a fire hazard, and you certainly don’t want anybody seeing that you’re gone and breaking into your house via an unlocked window. It’s best that you ask a neighbor, a close friend, or a family member to watch over the house while you’re gone.
While you’re out and about you’re not going to have the normal luxuries that you’re so accustomed to so close at hand. Make sure you’re stocked up on your medications, your contacts, your personal care items, and that any other personal needs are taken care of before departure. There would be nothing worse than to arrive to your vacation destination and only realize that you didn’t bring something that was critical to your health.
Hunting fanatics around the world are always looking for new terrain to explore during the hunt for their prey. As hunter gatherers have done for years, it’s crucial to track the land and move with your prey. Animals move across land masses in search of where the food is and the hunters like you have to do the same thing.
With this being said, a hunter who has spent the last 3 years hunting the same land and has found wonderful success in the plenty of wildlife around might find that upon their revisiting to the land for the 4th year, the game has all but disappeared and it’s time to find new destinations.
If you’re a hunting fanatic who doesn’t mind taking a journey across new lands to find what you’re looking for, here are 3 destinations you need to visit:
Alaska is God’s country. The state is the biggest state in the U.S., and most of it is untouched, pristine, national forest protected land. If you’re a hunting fanatic who loves gathering up tools to explore lands unknown, Alaska is the first place that you need to go. You’ll have to do some research to figure out what places in Alaska are fair game to hunt, and you’ll have to operate within the right seasons for the right animals, but since you’re a seasoned hunter, you understand the regulations of the business.
If you’re tired of hunting for game that is all too familiar to you because you’ve grown up hunting the same thing year after year, you might consider making the trip over to the African country of Tanzania. The country is known as “African Hunter’s Paradise”, so if you head over, you’re sure to find exactly what it is you’re looking for.
You’re going to find a lot of large game and exotic species, so it’s a thrill as well as a new experience. If you actually make a kill, you’ll have to figure out how to get your meat back home, but it sure is a bucket list destination for all hunting fanatics.
Again, if you love the hunt and are open to catching some prey that is different than what you’re used to, you might want to check out Uruguay. There is a wide variety of things to hunt within the country and it’s a less popular destination than other countries, so the competition will be less.
It’s a great place to hunt for ducks, pigeons, and doves, and the fishing is out of this world. To any hunter, the reason that the hobby is so exciting is because there are so many adventures to experience within it. You’re exploring beautiful lands, you’re disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, and you’re getting your fill of so many different things; so if you’re one who loves the hunt, add travel to these countries to the bucket list. You won’t regret it.