19 Diseases You Can Get While Traveling

Yellow Fever

Probably the most painful vaccine I’ve ever received, but I’m so glad I got it, as there isn’t a real cure for this mosquito-borne virus.

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Japanese Encephalitis

Kind of sounds like the name of a plant, doesn’t it? While it’s rare to contract Japanese Encephalitis, the disease that results in brain swelling and convulsions with one in four cases resulting in death. Oh, and there’s no prevention other than protecting yourself from mosquito bites.

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Thrombophlebitis

Wasn’t this the name of an early nineties pop song? Thrombophlebitis refers to blood clots that commonly form from long flights. To prevent them, be sure to walk around a lot, especially during long flights and drives.

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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.