Category Archives: Other Pearls

The International Travel Checklist You Need Before Taking Off

TravelBug Health shares an international travel checklist to ensure you are prepared for your flight.

Taking your first international trip can be exciting but also a little scary, especially if you’re not well-prepared. Even if you’re an experienced traveler in your home country, going overseas presents its own set of challenges, but they’re easily managed with proper preparation. We’ve assembled a checklist of several critical planning steps for your next […]

Top 10 Tips for the Lost City Trek – Ciudad Perdida in Colombia

The trek to the Lost City may include river crossings

The trek to the lost city in Colombia is amazing but still a challenging jungle expedition. You will encounter a variety of conditions and terrain. I’ve compiled my list of top ten tips for packing and preparation. Bring the essentials and avoid needless extras. Remember, you have to carry it all on your back. Footwear […]

10 Health Benefits of Mountain Biking

10 Health Benefits of Mountain Biking

Over the last few decades, mountain biking has remained a popular outdoor recreational activity. According to the Outdoor Industry Foundation, nearly 40 million people mountain bike every year in the U.S. As public health concerns including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are on the rise, physical exercise, especially in the outdoors, is becoming more critical […]

Medications to Prevent and Treat Motion Sickness

Be prepared with medications to treat your seasickness

In our last blog, we looked at strategies to prevent motion sickness. Fortunately, there are also various medications available which can help to prevent as well as treat symptoms. (Note: brand names listed are those that are available in the U.S.) Over the Counter (OTC) Medications Some OTC antihistamines are also commonly taken for motion […]

How to Prevent Mosquito Bites

Female Anopheles mosquito

One day when my daughter was young she asked me, “Papa, why did God make mosquitoes?” I do remember not having a very good answer for her. The biologist may reply with something about mosquito larvae being an important part of the wetlands ecosystem; but most people including myself, probably wouldn’t miss them if they […]