These Mosquito Repellents Can Help Prevent Zika Scares

If you've been following the news, you’re probably aware of the fact that the Zika Virus is alive and well, and has been moving itself up north. What started off as an epidemic in mostly South American countries has been affecting many of us living right here in the United States. As of May 25, there have been 591 reported cases of individuals in the U.S. who have been affected by the Zika Virus. Surprisingly, 11 of these individuals have been infected with this virus due to sexual transmission. And with the summer months in full swing, Zika Virus-carrying mosquitoes are also out and about in our own backyards. With regards to preventing sexual transmission of the Zika Virus, or any virus for that matter, it’s obvious that using condoms is absolutely imperative. But how do we stop those darn mosquitoes from coming at us? Here are a few of the most effective products I found online that are simple to use and are must-haves this summer in order to stay protected.

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Your Summer Vacation Guide Part 3: Best Airlines to Use this Summer

By Chaitanya Bala

Airline blog imagePhew! We’ve gotten through the tough parts of planning your summer vacation. Nothing stinks more than being indecisive about where you want to go, or not knowing how much money you need to save up and bring on your trip. But hopefully by now, you’ve gotten through those hurdles and are ready for the next step: figuring out the best airlines to fly. The first step to enjoying your vacation is, well, getting there. And how else are you going to get to an international destination other than by taking a flight there, right? (You could probably take a boat if you really wanted, but that’s a conversation for another day.) There are over a few hundred airlines you could choose from.

So who’s really the most reputable? Figuring this out can get rather nerve-wracking since there are just so many options when it comes to the best airline to use for your trip. But that’s okay, because we’re here to help! So let’s break it down:

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Your Summer Vacation Guide Part #2:
Budgeting for Your International Trip

So by now, you’ve hopefully decided where your ideal summer vacation destination will be. If so, congrats! You’ve gotten through the first hurdle! But of course, in order to enjoy your vacation, you probably want to make sure you have enough money to get around, buy some souvenirs, and enjoy the entertainment and sightseeing. Before we tell you how to make a travel budget for your international ventures, there’s one thing you need to realize: not all vacation destinations are budgeted equally. While some parts of the world require you to splurge, other parts have a pretty favorable exchange rates and allow you to pretty much buy a shopping mall’s worth of goodies (if you can fit it all in your luggage.) So here’s a detailed guide of what a good budget would be for 3 frequently-traveled regions of the world!

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These 7 Hot Game of Thrones Sites Will Make You Rethink Your Summer Plans

By Chaitanya Bala

You want to go somewhere this summer, but you’re just so bored of the basic, high profile vacation spots that everyone usually talks about, and the media covers restlessly. Cancun, Paris, London, yeah – they’re nice places to visit. But you really want a change; a path untraveled (or rarely traveled, anyway). Luckily, if any of you are huge Game of Thrones fans, you are probably aware that filming is done in some of the most remote and unheard of, yet most beautiful places in the world. And even if you aren’t a fan, you can probably agree that these destinations are gorgeous. So whether you’re trying to role play as the royal Targaryen family or just want to bask in the beauty of a beautiful landscape, here are some must-visit Game of Thrones locations that you can book this summer as you’re watching tonight’s episode!

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