Tag Archive | Travel tips

The Art of Falling Down

https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2017/how-to-fall-safely.html

This is a great article for baby boomers.  I’m a klutz, and have fallen down more times than I care to count.  My most recent spill was while on vacation.  I was taking a photo and fell backwards over a curb.  Thank goodness some bushes broke my fall.

I am currently recovering from knee replacement surgery.  It’s winter here in Wisconsin and I’m deathly afraid of taking another tumble while trying to walk with a cane.

Fortunately for me, I do know how to fall.  When I was a kid, I was always fighting with my two older brothers.  They use to chase me around the house, and outside I would always be tripping on something.  I learned how to tuck and roll.  I never really got hurt except for a few scrapes here and there.

Just last week we had our first snowfall, and my car windows were ice covered. I worked late and had to scrape my car off.  The parking lot was empty, and I was thinking “crappity crap crap, if I fall down, who is going to help me?”

As you get older though, falling down is no joke. I am forever looking down when I walk.   It’s really important to watch where you are going when traveling in a foreign country.  I have found out the hard way that other countries do not have the same construction standards we have in the United States.

I think it’s important to not be carrying so many things at once. I carry a purse and lately a backpack when I go to work.  I constantly see people looking at their phones when they go anywhere, and looking down.  Is someone texting you or whatever more important than your safety? I do wonder sometimes.

Hitting one’s head as you get older can lead to serious problems. Lucky for me when I wiped out on vacation, I was wearing a wig and a hat, and they both protected my head when I fell.

Be safe out there my friends.

A grandma about to fall down the ground

 

 

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Are you ready to be an expat? Great post by the Wondering Broski!

We are looking at retirement locations in South America, so this a very timely article.

An expat is by definition someone who’s chosen to leave their birth country to explore the world and find a country of adoption. You’d be surprised to know that there is a variety of reasons for people to want to move abroad and start a new life, from political to professional reasons. But the most […]

via Could You Be The Ultimate Expat? — The Wandering Broski

Great travel tips from the Wandering Broski!

Image source Travelling is undoubtedly extremely exciting and very rewarding, but it can be a bit of a nightmare at times too. Planning, packing, navigating your way through international airports – they can all cause you a major headache at times. The goods news is I’ve put together some Seasoned Traveller approved travel tips to […]

via Top Seasoned Traveller Approved Tips and Tricks. — The Wandering Broski

Avoid Getting Robbed On Holiday — Cherryl’s Blog-Great travel tips

One tip I would add is to limit the amount of jewelry you wear. I bought my husband and myself matching silver wedding bands. If they were stolen, I would have been out less than $20 USD.  I wore a cheap watch and silver hoops for the entire vacation.

We recently vacationed for ten days in Costa Rica and Panama.  Of the four hotels we stayed in, only one had a room safe. We used ATM’s throughout our vacation so we never were carrying very much cash. I also had a good lock on my suitcase.  We stayed in small family owned resorts, but if our bags would have been tampered with, we would have known right away.  Many years ago, on my last day of a Mexico vacation, my contacts lenses and a earrings were stolen from our room when we went to breakfast. I didn’t think to lock up because we were just going to breakfast.  I won’t make that mistake again.

 

In addition to Being a Chameleon Abroad here are a few tips to help you avoid being a victim of theft on holiday (and at home): If you must take expensive items out with you, try to make them appear broken or damaged. Stick some tape around parts of your gadgets, (e.g. parcel tape on your iPad). […]

via Avoid Getting Robbed On Holiday — Cherryl’s Blog

Travel Photography Advice! — Running to Zen-Great article!

I found this fantastic travel blog, G Adventures and a really cool write up about how to, and not to take travel photo’s. I’m just learning how to take better photo’s mysself. And am signing up for classes very very soon. Photo’s hold your most precious memories. Not only for yourself but for everyone you share […]

via Travel Photography Advice! — Running to Zen

Traveling with men-a must have

Can I just say that I wish I had invented this product? It’s Fresh Drop Bathroom Odor Preventor. OMG! A lifesaver when you are traveling. I just got back from vacation, and the bathroom didn’t have a fan (which is unusual).  I put this little gem next to the toilet and reminded both my husband and son to use it before going number two.

When you are sharing a hotel room, a little stink can go a long way.  This wondamus product will prevent the most vile emptying of the bowels not to kill you or your traveling companions.  Really, there have been times before I found Fresh Drop that I would literally gag after the hubby or son took a big one.

Actually it’s not a bad idea to carry a bottle with you.  You never know when that awkward moment might hit, and you don’t want to die of embarrassment.  Stacy’s travel tip for the day. You are welcome world.

http://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Drop-Bathroom-Odor-Preventor/dp/B0038NNEKEFresh Drop 8-31-15