Tips for Travelers


My name is Dr. Jolie Bookspan. I hope this will be a fun column for you. Periodically, I will cover how you can prevent and treat common aches pains and injuries of travelling, and how to get in shape and be healthy - all at the same time.

Do Not Let Your Overseas Holiday Break the Bank- 5 Handy Tips for You

You need not put off travelling worried that it will break the bank. There are several things that you can do to travel cheap, safe and in relative comfort.

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Backpacking as a Couple: Making the Most of it without Losing Your Mind

Why is backpacking supposed to be a fun way to travel? Because it is packed with adventure and you get to see and experience much more for a lot less as compared to going on a run of the mill vacation.

Travel Planner | Getting Started

So you want to go on a super fantastic, life changing hip trip. I am talking about some holiday! Here are some quick tips to get you started.

The hardest step in this process is to make up your mind to go. The rest of the planning is just a series of mini steps in the right direction. So, are you ready? Is your mind made up?

Yes? Good, then get ready to take some mini steps!
No? Good, then get ready to take some mini steps anyway. Once you have planned the hippest of trips, you may ready to commit!

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Backpacking Without Back Pain

By Dr. Jolie Bookspan

Backpack placement for best posture and to avoid backpain

Many backpackers have back pain after long days carrying packs. It is not the pack that causes the pain. It is not whether you wear the pack on one or both shoulders, or high or low. It is a simple matter of how you stand when you carry it.

Traveller's Stomach

By Dr.Jolie Bookspan Traveller's stomach is common in visitors to tropical areas. It is uncomfortable, with abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness, and nausea. Most often, people use antibiotics to treat it. But there are bugs that cannot be treated with antibiotics. Other gastrointestinal illnesses, like e. coli, can be made much worse with antibiotics. A serious and growing problem of antibiotic-resistant strains of infection is caused by widespread use of antibiotics.

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