In the worst measles outbreak in the state since 1990, the Minneapolis Department of Heath races to contain the spread of an infection believed to have originated from an infected traveler. Mistaken attitudes and unvaccinated travelers are creating a world of hurt and disease for Americans. A recent study found that more than half of eligible travelers from the US are electing to skip their pre-trip measles vaccine.
With the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) banning laptops and tablets on flights originating from 10 international airports, and the United Kingdom taking similar precautions, international travelers are faced with hours of non-productive — or far less entertaining — flight time.
Betsy Sell and Tom Wilt of AAA Travel Services present this video to teach you how to plan for international travel. They teach you how to prepare the right documents, explain how to get a passport, and discuss travel insurance. They also discuss how to plan for emergencies and how to deal with different kinds of money such as travelers' checks. They also discuss how to pack, what to do when documents are lost, and safety tips. This video is the introduction in a series with this information ...
Backpacking through Europe is a great way to see a new country. This video tutorial shows male travelers what to include in a travel backpack and offers insightful tips on enjoying a trip through Europe. As a general rule, you'll want to reach a balance between light packing and thorough preparedness. Create a packing system based on item demand, dividing items into the bottom, middle, and top sections of your bag. Finally, bring a journal to record important information and for writing down ...
Backpacking through Europe is an exciting and affordable way to see a new country. This video tutorial shows female travelers what to include in a travel backpack and offers insightful tips on enjoying a trip through Europe. Create a packing system based on item demand, dividing items into the bottom, middle, and top sections of your bag. As a general rule, include clothing that may be easily layered for colder climates.
In this video, Jeff gives some tips to frequent travelers on how to avoid bringing bed bugs home with them. First, you should begin with inspections of a hotel room, making sure to bring a flashlight and looking carefully in the bed for any bugs. After a stay at a hotel, you should always check yourself for bed bugs before going home. This includes methods such as placing your suitcases in bags in order to avoid infesting your car and emptying your clothes from your luggage outside your home ...
While no longer native to the United States, hospitalization from malaria occurs in this country more than most would believe. Why is that, and what can you do to protect yourself when you travel abroad to regions where malaria is active?
After reviewing the international plans for major US wireless carriers, it became obvious they're all pretty bad. Your data is heavily restricted, requiring a daily fee which can cost an extra $100+ on a seven-day vacation. That's when I learned about Google Fi, and how for most travelers, it's the best option.
Whether it's a short road trip or an 18-hour flight, our phones are now essential travel companions. No longer do we need a GPS unit, maps, cameras, camcorders, or even boarding passes. However, not all phones are created equal in this regard. Some are more suited for traveling, no matter the duration.
Smartphones are vital travel companions. While you're on the go, they connect you with loved ones back home, help you find tickets and passes for tourist attractions, and make it easy to find your way through foreign roads — but even the most powerful smartphone could use help from travel accessories.
In the latest example of non-tech companies taking on augmented reality marketing, online travel site Travelocity has added an AR version of its Roaming Gnome mascot to its mobile app.
The airline is not your friend. It will do anything it can to gouge your dignity, time, and most of all, money. One of the biggest scams to get a few extra bucks out of you are those dreaded baggage fees. If the lines, security, "random" screenings, and unwanted fondling aren't bad enough, you have to pay them to check your bags (which, most of the time, is done poorly). Flying truly is the most inconvenient way to travel.
With all the stress that goes into booking flights and lodging, packing (and not forgetting) everything you'll need, finding pet sitters, and everything else that goes with a trip overseas, there's the added stress of staying connected while abroad.
In this video, we learn how to keep your backpack safe while riding on trains in Europe with Scott Dean. When you're on a long train ride, there are high chances your bag could get stolen while on a train. If you have to leave your bag in the back, make sure you use a bag lock on it. If you are able to keep it next to you, lock your bag onto a nearby rack or the shelf. You can find a number of bag locks at www.pac-safe.com, they make a ton of different locks and travel gear that's beneficial ...
Health, safety and security are three main issues which determine if your cruise is a successful vacation.
Seems like the media focuses a lot of attention on the grumpy travelers. This site focuses entirely on encouraging people not only to travel more, but sets out to teach them how to go about it. Travel Happy: How do we know the secrets of happy travelers?.
With all the documents ready, we need to fill our wallet with money for the travel. This video discusses various ways of filling the pocket. That is how to prepare the money for international travel. Over the years credit cards have been widely used by many travelers, which is safer than carrying cash. In this case we need to contact the credit card provider well in advance and notify them about the travel. Also we need to learn about the various fees applicable to international purchases. Th...
With the TSA's full-body scanners occupying a great deal of airports nationwide, the debate remains as to whether air travelers should continue to be subject to immoral security techniques and possible health risks due to the x-ray scanning devices. The "advanced imaging technology" may help keep obvious weapons out of major airports, but scanning naked bodies seems more voyeuristic than crucial to national security. But while the argument continues, one woman is taking a stand… well, not rea...
With the new screening protocols and their full body x-ray scanners, the TSA is taking constant criticism from unhappy travelers. Between the nude images the scanner produces and the awkward pat downs, air travel will never be the same. That's why it's important to make sure you're prepared for your flight and the TSA security checkpoints.
Today is the day before Thanksgiving. It's also the BIGGEST travel day in North America. Everyone is taking flights home to their family and friends for a nice Thanksgiving dinner. But this holiday will be one to remember thanks to the TSA.
Geocaching is one of the many fun ways that internet technology has improve our lives, allowing people to leave essentially buried treasure anywhere in the world, then post GPS coordinates on the internet to allow other travelers to find it. This video offers a tip for geocache enthusiasts traveling with their families: download the coordinates for geocaches near your vacation destination before you leave, so that while you're on your trip you can geocache to you heart's content without havin...
Avoiding the need to check luggage has been one of the biggest goals of business travelers for decades, especially now that many airlines charge more baggage fees than ever. This video outlines six easy tips for packing lightly and efficiently, which will enable you to carry all of your bags with you and save a lot of time at every stage of your trip. These include wearing your heaviest clothes and organizing your belonging within your suitcase.
Why waste your vacation dollars on pricey hotel rooms when there are cheaper – and sometimes free – alternatives? Watch this video to learn how to find cheap (or free) places to crash on vacation.
Bed bugs are brown and creepy. Could you spot one in your hotel room? A new study reveals most people are freaked out by bed bugs, but only about 35% could identify one.
Need to leave town earlier or later than planned? Flying stand-by is not as simple as it used to be. Learn how to fly stand by - you never know when it may be necessary.
Reduce your chances of becoming the seatmate everyone hates by learning how to head off a screaming jag.
The theme for 2017's World Malaria Day, which is today, April 25, is "End Malaria for Good." For many Americans, this might seem like an odd plea. Especially since Malaria is seemingly an obsolete problem here. However, on World Malaria Day, it's important to remember the danger of malaria is still very much present in the US. And around the world, the disease is at the epicenter of a global crisis.
Even as health authorities describe the symptoms of Zika infection in the general population as mild, a new surveillance study finds serious side effects are more common, and serious, than previously thought.
Next to map data overlays, one of the most often discussed concepts for apps that could propel augmented reality smartglasses into the mainstream is a real-time language translation app.
Learn the basic steps how to draw Haruhi Suzumiya She is an eccentric girl seeking supernatural phenomena and figures such as aliens, time travelers and espers. For the full tutorial with step by step & speed control visit: how to draw.
Wherever there are people, the party is sure to follow. Well, a party of microbes, at least. That is what scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found after a 30-day microbial observation of the inflatable lunar/Mars analog habitat (IMAH).
There could be a fresh outbreak of the Zika virus in the Americas as the weather heats up and the mosquito population blooms.
On the airplane, in the middle of cold and flu season, your seatmate is spewing, despite the clutch of tissues in their lap. Your proximity to an infectious person probably leaves you daydreaming (or is it a nightmare?) of pandemics and estimating how likely it is that this seatmate's viral or bacterial effusions will circulate throughout the plane and infect everyone on board.
Nineteen days ago, several hundred people could have been exposed by a traveler with measles in Nova Scotia, Canada. The next day, someone flying from Minnesota to Nebraska may have spread the measles to other passengers. A couple weeks ago, it's possible that a man and his six-month old child spread the measles in several Seattle-based locations. Authorities are trying to locate persons who may have been in contact with these people. None of the persons with measles were vaccinated. Why?
While flying can be a frustrating and sometimes nerve-racking experience, Airbus is banking on augmented reality features in its new iflyA380 app for iPhones and iPads to help passengers learn to love the ordeal.
Traveling is a rich and rewarding experience. When you don't speak the language, however, your trip can present some tricky obstacles. Google knows this, which is why they will now automatically translate user reviews in Google Maps and Google searches.
When I first moved to Los Angeles, I rented a bed in a tiny studio. I was too broke to afford my own place, so all I had was a mattress in someone else's apartment. Unfortunately, this person had no interest in cooking, and therefore no kitchen equipment whatsoever. To make matters worse, there wasn't even room for my kitchen equipment. Needless to say, I ate a lot of tubs of Trader Joe's hummus, and frequented a lot of taco trucks.
Mobile app publishers are using augmented reality to solve everyday measurement problems from measuring the length or height of items to previewing furniture in the home.
The thrill and excitement of great tourism generally requires visitors to take part in the country's local fare in person. But Air New Zealand's new augmented reality experience for the Magic Leap One gives visitors an immersive taste of what the country has to offer without ever setting foot in the country.
In March, we wrote about the growing threat of yellow fever in Brazil. At the time, the disease had killed just over a 100 people. Unfortunately, the disease has only spread since then with many more people infected and more killed.