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



Culture Palate: Dishes from Ukraine

Typically, Ukrainian dishes are hearty, filling, and made with a variety of cooking techniques. In one dish, it’s not uncommon for cooks to have to boil or fry multiple ingredients before they’re finished together in the oven or in a bubbling stew. If you’re visiting Ukraine, make sure to check out some of these dishes. If you get a chance to taste them in their ideal form, you can easily recreate them at home.

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There are countless things that could go wrong on an international trip, and many of them are out of your control. However, there’s possibly an equal number of ways to screw up your trip, and unfortunately no one to blame but yourself.

Love Holidays from Around the World

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it’s tempting to rail against the North American traditions that lead us to stress about dinner reservations and spend all our money on chocolates every February 14th. However, we’re not the only ones with elaborate holidays that celebrate love.