19 Diseases You Can Get While Traveling


While Chikungunya may look like a fun word, it’s not fun to contract. The mosquito-borne disease (you’re starting to hate those darn things even more, aren’t you?) causes joint pain, fever, muscle aches, headaches, and rash. Once again, there’s nothing to prevent Chikungunya other than taking precaution against mosquito bites.

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Supoj Pongpancharoen / Shutterstock.com

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Lowered inhibitions from vacation plus booze tends to lead to behavior even more reckless than a frat party. As we learned from health class, nothing can prevent an STD other than abstinence or a condom. So, if you’re going to hump, wrap it up!

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Kaspars Grinvalds / Shutterstock.com

Legionnaires’ Disease

It’s pneumonia, but worse. As if the other diseases on this list haven’t scared you enough, you can catch this one from stale air circulated by building air conditioners, swimming pools, and hot tubs. For prevention, avoid any place dirty.

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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.