03 Nov Staying Healthy While Traveling

[caption id="attachment_2168" align="alignright" width="300"] If you'll be living somewhere for a while, maybe think about buying a bike![/caption] Changing altitude, people from all over the globe, different climate--OH MY! How on earth is a traveler supposed to stay healthy while roaming? Here are a few quick and very easy tips on how to keep your immune system in tip top shape while you are adventuring: 1. Drink so much water! Of all the tips we will talk about today, this is truly the most important one! Staying hydrated will help keep your body in balance, despite your new and changing surroundings. 2. Go for a walk, a run, a stretch, etc. -- Especially after sitting on a plane or train for who knows how many hours, make sure to stretch it out. Even while en route, walking the aisle of the plane or train is great for your circulation, especially on trips longer than a handful of hours. Your legs will thank you later! 3. Pack snacks...

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10 Sep Unwinding While Traveling

[caption id="attachment_2183" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Take some time to unwind.[/caption] While many people travel for relaxation, the act of traveling can sometimes get stressful. Catching flights, buses, trains, boats, etc. Trying your best not to forget to pack something. Getting homesick. Getting lost. There are a handful of things that could go wrong...

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29 Sep Heal Thyself!

Summer has finally started to make way for fall, and with the new season comes all the assorted fun: brisker temps, changing leaves, more passionate football rivalries, and pumpkin-flavored EVERYTHING. What also joins the party is that least-welcome of autumn happenings: the common cold. Here at Panrimo we guzzled chicken noodle soup until we were (figuratively) sick of it. Which got us to thinking, how do people cope with colds elsewhere? Read on to find the international cold-cures we liked the best. 7) Garlic and Onion Omelettes (Morocco) Garlic has long been touted as a cure-all, so combining its power with the vitamins found in onions and eggs is an excellent way to give your body the help it needs to banish infection. This isn’t an omelette in the American sense, but instead takes the form of a Spanish omelette. Heat olive oil in a pan with pepper. Whisk your eggs and pour them into one thin layer, adding the crushed garlic and chopped onions while the egg is still cooking. Flip it once (as you would a pancake) and serve. 6) Habanero Peppers (Mexico) This cure requires no cooking and very little explanation. Procure a habanero pepper. Eat it. Wait as all your sinuses empty out at once. (It might be best to have tissues handy) This might seem like a rather questionable method from a nutrients point of view, but the capsaicin in peppers is actually really good for clearing that icky, thick mucus...

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24 Jul Travel Safe, Travel Smart

[caption id="attachment_933" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Watch out world, here she comes![/caption] http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/woman-traveler.jpg Whether your trip is going to last 1 week or 1 year, a safe traveler is an informed traveler. Guidebooks and travel agencies are always good sources of information, but for the most up-to-date info, the following 5 websites are the best sources: 5) The Center for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov/Features/StudyAbroad/ The CDC maintains a special section of its vast and informative website specifically for addressing the concerns and questions of study abroad students. With information on everything from country-specific vaccination requirements to how to assemble your own travel health kit, this is definitely one of the first sites you should consult in getting ready for your adventure. 4) Overseas Security Advisory Council: https://www.osac.gov/pages/home.aspx OSAC closely monitors all incidents involving American citizens overseas and is a very reliable source for current warnings or advisories regarding Americans abroad. Though some of their reports and surveys make for dense reading, they are very informative and will give you a good idea of what to look out for. 3) Federal Bureau of Investigation http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/counterintelligence/student-travel-brochure-pdf Though some of the tips might seem a bit overly-cautious to experienced travelers, that’s the FBI’s job! Their guide to traveling safely abroad is well organized and easy to read, it also offers a range of tips on everything from dressing appropriately to protecting your electronic devices from viruses and hacking. 2) Federal Aviation Administration http://www.faa.gov With all of the recent tragedies involving aircraft, the FAA has been even...

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