Enjoy Healthy, Exciting, Hassle Free Holidays – 20 Travel Tips

‘Holidaying’ is an exhilarating experience. St. Augustine remarked, “The world is a vast book and those who do not travel read just only one page in it”. Holidays and vacations give everybody a break from the daily stress that gets accumulated from our everyday work and household responsibilities. It should help us relax completely and unwind for a fresh innings both at work and home. But, unfortunately, on many occasions, the holidays and vacations, that are meant to fun, exciting and hassle-free, turns out to be a very unpleasant and nightmarish experience. This is mainly due to the fact that most holidays are not planned well or people do not seek any advice on holidays and vacations.There is enough evidence to prove that most travelers do not receive enough and accurate pre-departure travel advice while they are planning holidays. It is very important that every traveler should receive adequate advice on the potential hazards in the chosen destination and how best to protect their health and minimize the risk of acquiring diseases overseas. A good planning, appropriate preventive measures, and careful precautions can substantially reduce the risk of illnesses, diseases and accidents, and others untoward incidents. This will ensure that the holidays are healthy, relaxed and stress-free.We all agree that the benefits of holidays and vacations are numerous but researches show that majority of people do not have time or make time for holidays. Regular holidays will not just unwind people from the accumulated stress of our hectic life but also will improve overall mental and psychological well-being of an individual in the long-term. Many studies have shown that regular holidays can lead to longer and healthier life, improves mental health, revamps relationships and improve self-confidence.Having worked as a medical practitioner for over 20 years, I always encourage and motivate my patients to take holidays and vacations. I also make sure that they are adequately prepared for their travel before they leave for their destinations. I have developed 20 travel tips which many travelers have found to be useful and also serves as a check-list before departure. Perhaps this may be useful to the readers as well.20 TRAVEL TIPS: A MUST-KNOW FOR ALL TRAVELERS Plan your holidays well and in advance
Always research your destination
Choose right time and season
Discuss with all travel members and other agents
Plan your budget very well
See doctor in time for check up and advice
Get travel vaccination and preventative medicines
Get comprehensive travel insurance done
Book flights, hotels, cars in advance
Obtain International Driving Permit
Know how to prevent mosquito bites
Know how to prevent water and food-borne diseases
Know what STDs are and how to prevent them
Know about travelling with medical conditions
Keep contact lenses ready and get dental check up done
Understand local customs and rules
Obey rules and regulation of the country
No drug trafficking or child sex crimes during holidays
Do not carry dangerous and prohibited goods
Always carry a Traveler’s KitIt is clear from these 20 tips that, in order to enjoy a relaxed fun-filled holidays, a meticulous planning, taking due care of health and medical issues, and getting adequate information and advice on travel-related issues are important components of healthy, exciting and hassle-free holidays and vacations.

A Family Vacation That Will Thrill The Whole Family

For those of us fortunate enough to have a loving family spending time with them is a priority for us, enjoying each other’s company and sharing laughter. These, as well as many others are why we appreciate our holiday and vacation time with our family so much, having the free time to spend with our loved ones for a one or two week period is a fantastic feeling. But depending on how our family is made up sometimes it can be a difficult task to find a vacation that suits all family members as well as perhaps doing something a little different to what you would usually do. Taking a vacation to the same destination year in and year out can get a little bit stale and repetitive, the unfortunate thing is that if you only get two weeks for your family vacation each year then when you get it wrong it can be a total disaster. So how can you come up with a family vacation that will be appreciated by all family members and will leave memories that thrill for years to come?Depending on how you usually spend your vacation trying something totally new maybe a bit of a culture shock for some members of the family and may indeed take a bit of selling on your part but if you work on the premise that you are only trying to do what is best for all members of the family and that you have all family members interests at heart you should be able to get everyone fully behind the vacation idea. Working on the fact that kids love to play, love adventures and love to be entertained and that adults love to be entertained, to relax and love to see the kids having a good time in a safe and friendly environment possibly the most ideal family holiday could be a cruise holiday.The cruise holidays of today have changed so much from the stereo-typical cruise holiday of 10 – 15 years ago which were generally for the older generation, quite stuffy and were very formal affairs. The cruise holidays of today are the complete opposite of that and offer a massive variety of activities for everyone to get involved in as well as offering the more formal entertainment and dining for those who would like it.The dining on the cruise holidays is amazing with every cuisine type that you could possibly imagine available so everyone’s taste should be satisfied. As far as entertainment goes there is usually a different show or cabaret on every evening that will keep both children and adults entertained for the duration of the night. During the day there are sports activities and clubs that run to make sure that the kids are kept busy in a safe environment with specially trained staff supervising all of the events.The luxury cruise holidays that are available offer something to make sure that everyone is kept happy around the clock, whilst the children are off at an activity club the parents can take part in a keep fit class, play golf, go to the gym, go for a swim in the pool or just relax by the pool.You can pick your cruise to suit the places that you would like to visit as well as picking the duration of your cruise. At each port there is usually a day trip planned for you if you wish to go ashore so you can go and explore the local area. All of these things add up to making a cruise holiday the ideal way to spend your summer vacation this year and ensure that the whole family spend as much fun quality time together as possible.