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Travel Health Around the Web: July 4

travel health round-up

It’s been a minute since we had a travel health round-up. You can take a peak at previous versions over here. In these posts, we point out interesting content we’ve found around the web. Often, the posts directly relate to issues around travel health and well-being.

As always, if you have interesting content that you think would fit with this format, feel free to get in touch with us on the contact page.

Long-term travel health tips

Dave, from The Longest Way Home, has an excellent travel blog that strikes a balance between narrative and practical advice. In this post, he takes a look at health in terms of long-term travel. If you are taking a short trip, your health concerns are relatively limited, but if you are traveling for months or years, it becomes a much more complicated issue. Incredibly thorough and helpful, check out Dave’s post here.

Bottled up guilt

Finding clean drinking water when you’re on the road is not always the easiest task. Many people resort to drinking bottled water because they think there isn’t an alternative. In this post from the Globetrotter Girls, we get a sense for just how destructive our bottled water habits may be. Thankfully, there are alternatives. The girls cover some of these in their post and we have also written extensively about water treatment here at Sick on the Road. To get started, have a look here.

Well, that does it for this travel health round-up. Feel free to forward any interesting stories or articles to us by clicking over to the contact page. And don’t worry about getting too self-promotional. We’ll happily feature a story from your own blog if it relates to travel health in some way. For our next post on the blog we will be talking about oral rehydration salts. Get excited — they are your number one ally when it comes to dealing with traveler’s diarrhea!

Photo credit: flickr user annais

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