10 Important Items for Your Vacation Safety Checklist

By: Jessica Thiefels

image from exchange.aaa.comYou feel at ease on vacation—and you should—but that doesn’t mean you should completely let your guard down. Unpredictable circumstances can still happen while on vacation, from sickness and car problems to having a lost or stolen passport or getting injured.

While you can’t predict what will go wrong, you can prepare by taking these ten safety items with you.

 

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4 Ways Travel Insurance is a Life Saver in Countries with Civil Unrest

Albania-Riot-PoliceAll of us have a little bit of wanderlust in our systems. Whether we simply want to head over to a creek near home, or venture out into the unknown, all of us like to do a little bit of traveling and go on adventures. However, for those of you who like to venture out into the unknown and visit foreign countries, there’s always a risk that your dream getaway destination may be going through some civil or political unrest. And this could pose a risk to the safety of yourself and whoever you’re traveling with. One popular example we can see right now is with Brazil. The South American nation is gorgeous and well-known for its rich, diverse culture and its breathtaking beaches and coastal cities - one of the reasons Rio de Janeiro was chosen as the destination for the 2016 Olympics. However, Brazil is also one of the many nations dealing with political corruption, with a president that is currently suspended from office. Many times, countries dealing with these issues could pose risky situations for the common traveler, as they run into violent strikes or riots, being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fortunately however, travel insurance can be of assistance to those who are traveling to nations dealing with civil or political unrest. How? Let’s find out!

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In Rio For the Olympics?
Follow These 4 Safety Tips!

MaxresdefaultIt’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! The start of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While some of us are going to be lounging back on our couches as we enjoy the various Olympic competitions, some of us are actually going to be in the breathtaking, picturesque Rio de Janeiro, watching the Olympics up close and live. It’s an amazing experience that everyone who’s a fan of the Olympics should get a chance to experience at some point in life. The 2016 Olympics is going to be a real treat for those attending it live; not only because of the various competitions to be viewed, but also because it’s going to be in one of the most beautiful seaside cities in the world. However, as gorgeous as Rio de Janeiro and the entire nation of Brazil is, there are also many safety concerns associated with being a tourist there. So how can you make sure to stay safe? Let’s find out!

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4 Safety Tips for the Republican National Convention 2016

Republican-National-Convention-Cleveland-2016In light of the Orlando shooting and other tragic events that have occurred this past year, security has spiked around large events. You can bet this will be true for the Republican National Convention 2016 in Cleveland, as hundreds of thousands of protesters are expected. As one of the most heated elections in American history, this year’s election will raise a lot of tension and emotions from everyone. With that being said, it’s very important that all of you are equipped with the right information so you can ensure your stay in Cleveland during the National Convention is as peaceful and pleasant as it can possibly be. So here are four safety tips for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland!

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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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