19 Diseases You Can Get While Traveling


Who’s up for some diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and dehydration fun? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Cholera is contractible by unclean water and seafood. Thankfully, there’s a new vaccination for those who want to eat like Anthony Bourdain.

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The sore throat leads to neck pains. And the neck pains lead to skin ulcers. And the skin ulcers lead to a one in ten chance of death. You don’t want diphtheria. The disease — which is found predominantly in Eastern Europe and Russia – is preventable via a vaccine. Thank you, science!

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Anybody else terrified by the TB test? Yeah, me neither… Of course, TB is no laughing matter. It’s one of the world’s leading causes of death (also found quite heavily in Brazil…). Avoid it by getting immunized.

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Puwadol Jaturawutthichai / 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.

14 Ways to Screw Up an International Trip

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.