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Ten Easy Tips to Avoid Tick and Mosquito-borne Illnesses When Traveling

Ten Easy Tips to Avoid Tick and Mosquito-borne Illnesses When Traveling

The tropical regions of the world are some of the most beautiful and life-filled regions on the planet. Because of this, many of the world’s most popular travel destinations are located in tropical regions of the world. As fun and incredible as these regions are to explore, they are also filled with dangers that you won’t find in the more temperate regions of the globe. Among these dangers are insect and other biting vectors that can transmit serious illnesses such as Malaria, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, Japanese Encephalitis, African Tick-bite Fever, and other insect-transmitted diseases. That is why you must learn how to avoid tick and mosquito-borne illnesses when traveling to tropical regions where these diseases are endemic.

Botswana Entrance Requirements – Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

Botswana Entrance Requirements – Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to Botswana from outside of the country, you should be aware of the Botswana entrance requirements for visitors before you start planning your travel. If you do not meet the passport, VISA, or immunization requirements, you could be denied entry into Botswana. 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.

Zimbabwe Entrance Requirements – Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

Zimbabwe Entrance Requirements – Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to Zimbabwe from outside of the country, you should be aware of the Zimbabwe entrance requirements for visitors before you start planning your travel. If you do not meet the passport, VISA, or immunization requirements, you could be denied entry into Zimbabwe. 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.

South Africa Entrance Requirements – Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

South Africa Entrance Requirements – Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to South Africa from outside of the country, you should be aware of the South Africa entrance requirements for visitors before you start planning your travel. If you do not meet the passport, VISA, or immunization requirements, you could be denied entry into South Africa. 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.

Africa Travel Planning Part 1 – Starting to Plan Our Trip

Africa Travel Planning Part 1 – Starting to Plan Our Trip

In this Africa travel planning series, I am going to share with you the process I will be using to plan my trip to visit the incredible countries of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Planning a trip to Africa can seem daunting, but after having visited the continent without a tour company in the past, I am much more confident in my planning this time around. I plan to review with you the different options available to you when planning a trip to Africa, as well as explain why we have made the planning decisions that we have made. In part one of this series, I am going to start by explaining how I started my Africa travel planning process.

The 22 Best Travel Accessories for 2022

The 22 Best Travel Accessories for 2022

Even during a year without lingering pandemic questions, travel can be a stressful endeavor. Don’t get me wrong, travel can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences that you can have in life. However, the doldrums of packing, navigating airports and airport security, and the other tedious aspects of travel can really wear on you. These stresses can be compounded if you aren’t prepared to deal with them. That is why having the right travel accessories with you when you travel is so important.

The 5 Best US-National Parks to Visit In 2022

The 5 Best US-National Parks to Visit In 2022

Boasting its breathtaking collection of forests, mountain ranges, valleys, and deserts, the US is adorned with a wealth of stunning national parks that are ripe for exploration. As the handful of dazzling options makes choosing which spots to hit such a complicated decision, we thought that creating a shortlist of the best national parks to visit might help make it easier for you to plan your next trip. Whether you simply want to get back in touch with nature or have been itching to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes and geographical wonders that the great outdoors has to offer, here are some of the best national parks in America that you would want to stop at the next time you hit the road.

Top Five Tips For Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Top Five Tips For Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a once in a lifetime experience. At 5,895 metres above sea level, Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa – and the highest freestanding mountain in the world. As such, summiting this mighty mountain is no easy feat. So how do you prepare for this bucket-list mountain adventure?

The enthusiastic and experienced Tanzania Specialist climbing guides, Nico and Paul, have safely guided countless climbers to the top of the Kilimanjaro over their professional climbing careers with one of the world’s leading Tanzania safari companies. Here they share their top five tips for a successful experience trekking Mount Kilimanjaro.

Ten Easy Backpacking Safety Steps to Make Backcountry Hiking Safer and More Enjoyable

Ten Easy Backpacking Safety Steps to Make Backcountry Hiking Safer and More Enjoyable

When I first started to get into backcountry hiking and backpacking, my family thought I was absolutely crazy. Actually, some of them still do. Each year, there are media reports of unfortunate hikers who run into trouble in the backcountry and are either lost, injured, or tragically perish. I have explained to my family that, while even seasoned and prepared hikers do sometimes have accidents in the backcountry, a majority of the tragic stories you read about concern hikers who enter the backcountry unprepared.

While it is true that no amount of preparation can completely eliminate the risks an dangers of backcountry hiking, the same can be said about virtually everything in life. No matter how vigilant we are, accidents can happen. Even with something as routine as driving a car, taking safety precautions such as wearing a seatbelt, driving the speed limit, and paying attention to the road isn’t always enough to keep us safe. However, like with driving, taking certain safety precautions while hiking in the backcountry can significantly increase the likelihood that you will complete your hike safe and sound.

The Complete Backpackers Packing Guide and Checklist for Backcountry Backpackers

The Complete Backpackers Packing Guide and Checklist for Backcountry Backpackers

For those who like to hike, back country backpacking can be such an exciting and awe-inspiring endeavor. There is something about being alone in the wilderness that can really help you get to know yourself and this beautiful world that we live in. However, as incredible and moving as backcountry backpacking can be, it can also be a very challenging proposition for those who are unprepared.

That’s why I am a very firm believer in making sure you are prepared before taking any hike. This is especially true for back country hikes where you will be staying overnight for one or more nights. Before you hit the trails on your big back country adventure, I would strongly suggest that you closely read my backpackers packing guide to make sure that you have all of the gear that you will need to make sure your hike is both safe and fun.