19 Diseases You Can Get While Traveling


Typhoid can be found in most developing countries and is quite contractible. If you eat or drink something that has been handled by someone carrying the disease or drink water with sewage in it, you can easily contract it.

Thankfully, there is an immunization. Get it!

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John Wollwerth / Shutterstock.com

Hepatitis A

Yet another vacation-ruiner that can be contracted by consuming infected food. Symptoms include fever, chills, weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, and abdominal discomfort. Then comes jaundice, dark urine, and pale stools. Thankfully, it’s preventable through vaccination.

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Hepatitis B

Let’s continue the Hepatitis alphabet with Hepatitis B – another liver infection. It’s a little trickier to contract than A because it involves contact with blood or other bodily fluids. Still, you don’t want this infection, so get vaccinated.

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Sherry Yates Young / Shutterstock.com



8 Bizarre Ocean Phenomena

The ocean is storied, deep, and complex. Whether it is the folklore surrounding Atlantis and the Bermuda Triangle, or the weird-looking fauna and flora that arise out of it, the ocean is a great source of fascination. In fact, only five percent of it has been properly explored, leaving plenty of gaps for our imaginations to fill in.

Worst Celebrity Statues from Around the World

We buy their albums, tickets to their movies, and all the products, brands, and questionable colognes that they endorse. Surely that’s enough to quell the hungry egos of some of the world’s biggest celebrities. Well, not exactly. You see, immortalization via cultural significance, world records, and millions of dollars sometimes isn’t enough. Tradition dictates that our celebrity idols need to be re-created in gold, bronze, wax, and stone, so not even the elements can dismantle the memory of their monumental rise to the top.

How to Become a UNESCO World Heritage Site

If you’re an active traveler or live in a uniquely historic part of the world, chances are you’ve been exposed to UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This phrase is thrown around frequently. When we first hear it, the first thing that comes to mind is that it must represent something historic and old. Many UNESCO World Heritage Sites are famous buildings, landmarks, or areas that are renowned because of their beauty and historical significance.