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If you're planning a trip to Laos soon, you might want to consider putting a halt for a little while since it was announced this week that a potential Zika outbreak is threatening this country. Health authorities will continue to collaborate with international organizations and the local population to monitor the global and national situation regarding the possibility of a Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak. At present,...

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As our wanderlust increases and drives for international adventure grows so too does the rise of solo travel for so many people in the world! Whether you’re backpacking across Europe as a twenty-something year old, travelling for business as a young professional or roaming the globe as a retiree, one thing is for certain- solo travel is increasing. Technology has wiped clear the stigma associated with solo...

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It’s common for travelers to face a sudden change in plans; however, sometimes they may face situations far beyond their control. In these cases, their smartphone can be their best asset, as various safety apps have been designed to help even the most experienced road warrior out. Here are six of them. Smart Traveler (free; iOS & Android) Created by the U.S. Department of State, this app...

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More often than not, solo travelers find themselves going back to the hotel at night, alone, exploring streets and navigating their way through back alleys in unfamiliar cities, alone. Carrying expensive cameras that make me them a target, alone. And while some people find that exhilarating, there are times when the thought of texting someone so that they know your location and where you're are heading crosses...

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Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It has evolved over the years into a popular celebration, especially among young adults, of Mexican heritage and culture. Often the festivities include beer, Margaritas, and Tequila. Unfortunately, many partygoers drink alcohol and drive drunk – unnecessarily risking their lives and the lives of others....

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