Thursday, June 13, 2013
An individual’s body clock may get disrupted when encountering different kinds of time zones. This may also result to feeling fatigue -- physically and mentally. Frequent travelers can certainly attest to experiencing getting jet lag after traveling from one destination to the other. So to be able to overcome such distress, take these health tips below to help your body to adapt on both time variances and surroundings.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
It’s good to be in a healthier state, especially when traveling from one destination to another. That’s why it’s best to heed some of the most basic yet important health tips. These 3 pointers will help give you the best defense while you’re on the move.
The importance of getting vaccinated
Taking your immunization shots prior to a trip would have to be one of the most effective ways in keeping you resistant from all kinds of illnesses. There are plenty of diseases that any traveler can acquire, especially if your immune system is weak. So if you lack some vaccination shots, find the time to consult your physician about it. Moreover, having and bringing your medical insurance and vaccination records when you travel will also be beneficial on your end. This can help cover all your medical expenses, should an unlikely event happen during your trip.
Create you own Travel Medical Kit
One of the best health tips when packing for a trip is by remembering to bring copies of your medical records. Also, bring a good enough supply of medicine. Your medicine should suffice for the whole duration of your vacation. Moreover, prepare your own travel medical kit. Try to pack some of the most common remedies like ibuprofen (painkiller), antihistamines, antibiotic, antacids and alcohol (should be sealed tightly and contained in a 3-ounce size bottle) and bandages. You’ll never know when you’ll run out of these remedies and when the nearest drugstore will be in sight.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I fractured my right 5th metatarsal last March after attending my niece's graduation. But I only got my foot placed in a cast after Holy week, since I sought a bone specialist for it. My blue, rough, half-calf cast was molded on me last April 1. Given that, I asked my Orthopedic doctor if I could still travel to Tacloban. But he advised that I put it off for now. I was disheartened after I heard his advice, especially when I was already booked to leave on April 22. Then again, I had to divert my disappointment since my health was my first priority. I didn't want to have to travel with a cast anyway, even if I brought my crutches with me.
When the Piso fare was offered by Tiger Airways (in partnership with SEAIR) last February 2013, I didn't think twice about booking a trip with them. And since I wanted to visit Davao this year in time for Kadayawan, I was lucky to find seats that offered P1 for each route (MNL-DVO-MNL). My total was P675.04 (ticket + other fees + extra baggage allowance). So when I got my booking details, I paid for my ticket at Cebuana Lhuiller that same day. Come 10:22 AM, I was already paid in full. So when I got home, I immediately called SEAIR's hotline to confirm my payment. 2 days later (after following up my trip details a few times), they finally emailed my itinerary. I also asked the CSR if there were hidden charges, which she answered 'no' to. I mean, the rate was unbelievably cheap, so I had to ask. It was just too good to be true. Then again, it was.
And on May 2, I received this unfortunate email from Tiger Airways...
Monday, May 27, 2013
I'm very fortunate to know travel enthusiasts (family and friends) who never fails to think of me when they see Starbucks Mugs in sight. And since my last update, I now have 9 additions to my collection. =)
Boracay, Makati, Baguio, Bacolod, Davao (all from the Philippines), Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Los Angeles and Bali (Tumbler).