Category: Travel Health

COVID-19 and Travel: A Comprehensive List of Countries Open to American Tourists

What started out as a project to determine which countries I could visit internationally and what safety protocols were in place for those countries quickly turned into an exercise to inform you, my beloved readers, on what international travel options are available for Americans at this time and what health and safety protocols are in place throughout the world. I am hopeful that this information is helpful as you start to look at making plans to travel internationally again.

Belgium Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to Belgium from outside of the country, you should be aware of the passport, VISA, and immunization requirements before planning your travel.  If you do not meet the requirements, you will be denied entry into Belgium.  This is not something that I would wait until the last minute to take care of as you might not have enough time to sort out any issues at the last minute should you run into them.

Australia Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to Australia from outside of the country, you should be aware of the passport, VISA, and immunization requirements before planning your travel.  If you do not meet the requirements, you will be denied entry into Australia.  This is not something that I would wait until the last minute to take care of as you might not have enough time to sort out any issues at the last minute should you run into them.

Spain Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to Spain from outside of the country, you should be aware of the passport, VISA, and immunization requirements before planning your travel.  If you do not meet the requirements, you will be denied entry into Spain.  This is not something that I would wait until the last minute to take care of as you might not have enough time to sort out any issues at the last minute should you run into them.

15 Great Tips for Staying Healthy When Traveling

When I first started to travel a lot, staying healthy when traveling was something that I consistently struggled with.  I would work hard at home to lose a lot of weight, build up my endurance for hiking and walking while sight-seeing, and get into the habit of eating healthier.  However, as soon as I started traveling I would slide back into old habits and undo all of the hard work I had put in during the months leading up to my travel.

The Top 10 Tips for Eating Street Food and Not Getting Sick

I think Anthony Bourdain said it best when he said, “I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk.  Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime ‘associates,’ food, for me, has always been an adventure.”  When you think about it, he’s absolutely right.  If you don’t get out there and try different foods when you travel, then you are missing out on a big part of the adventure of traveling.  Instead of avoiding street food, you just need to be smart about which foods you eat.

The Top 10 Tips for Overcoming Jet Lag After Long Flights

If you have ever traveled across multiple time zones, you are probably well aware of the effects of jet lag and how it can put a damper on the start of your trip.  In a perfect world, we would land at our destination and be ready to hit the ground running.  In reality, sometimes our bodies just aren’t able to go along with that plan.  The end result is that may be spending time in your hotel room resting when you could be out exploring.

The Essential Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail Packing Guide

There are few places in this world as jaw-dropping as Machu Picchu and few hikes in this world with as much historical significance and as many beautiful vistas as the Inca Trail that was used by the Inca people to get to Machu Picchu.  Before you begin to plan your trip, please use this guide to give you a sense of what you will need to pack with you when you visit Machu Picchu or hike the Inca Trail.

Guide to Getting to the Galápagos Islands

Because the Galápagos is such an important and fragile ecosystem, there are many protections in place to prevent the ecosystem from getting spoiled.  This is a good thing, as it is very important for us to preserve this beautiful place.  However, it does mean that more planning needs to go into preparing a trip to the Galápagos then other destinations you might decide to visit.