Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, the last thing you need to worry about is bed bugs. Unfortunately, bed bugs are commonly spread through travel-based circumstances. It’s always important to inspect not only your hotel room but also your luggage when you return home to avoid an infestation in your home. While there are very few laws specifically addressing bed bugs, hotels have a responsibility to keep you safe under common law. Even the cleanest, most expensive hotels may have … [Read more...] about Should I worry about bedbugs in my hotel room?
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Airlines are flying to domestic locations and we’ve been housebound for too long. Most of us would go just about anywhere just to go. But some people may still be concerned about getting on a flight with social distancing orders still in place. Airlines and airports around the world are doing everything they can to instill confidence that it is safe to fly again, despite the pandemic. (Boeing, 2020) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines they say that people may be less … [Read more...] about Should I Fly?
When it comes to hurricanes, 2020 is a different year in the most unpredictable ways. At the beginning of the year, people worldwide were hit by COVID-19 pandemic that left millions infected with an unknown deadly virus. In the middle of grappling with the pandemic, a surge in coronavirus cases, and continued national unrest, the US State of Texas is at the ready to prepare for hurricane season. This year’s timing couldn't be any worse. The first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic … [Read more...] about Hurricane Preparedness
Nobody wants a rash. They’re unsightly and can be irritating, but they can also be a sign of something deeper and scarier going on. Determining the cause of your rash is the quickest way to decide whether or not you need to see a doctor. Rashes of All Kinds A rash is often a sign that your skin came into contact with an allergen or other skin irritant. A rash is a visible notice that our skin or in some cases our entire body is reacting to negative stimuli. While it might be hard to … [Read more...] about Is My Rash a Concern?
DAY HIKING CHECKLIST Cooler weather is just around the corner, so if you’re ready to get out where social distancing is normal and do a bit of hiking, be sure to bring what you need to keep you and your family safe on your day hikes. Click the list below to download a printable Day Hiking Checklist. … [Read more...] about Hiking
Staycation – A Vacation from the Usual For some of us, our homes are our sanctuaries. Being able to travel has taken on new meaning and traveling for leisure will be something we contemplate as we deal with health and safety issues of recent times. When will it be safe to travel again? What will that look like? That question is yet to be answered. Homeowners are installing pools, outdoor kitchens and home gyms at record rates. We long to be outside and enjoy the summer and adding amenities … [Read more...] about Staycation Self-Care
Road Trips Revisited in 2020 Getting places by public transportation is on hold for many of us. That doesn’t mean traveling is on hold. Gas prices are unprecedentedly low and the road beckons. Before flying became mainstream, Americans romanticized the road trip. Suitcases strapped to the top rack of the Vista Cruiser used to be a thing. Vehicles today are packed with creature comforts and space. Let’s look into lens of your ViewFinder and create the perfect road trip together. Make a … [Read more...] about Road Trips
When is a Medical Condition an Emergency? There are moments in our lives that can be life-changing. Medical emergencies rank high when it comes to these events. How can you know when something is life-threatening? Physical symptoms can come on overtime or they can appear suddenly. Age has a lot of impact on the diagnosis. Young children and the elderly are at a higher risk for complications from what starts out as an illness we’ve all experienced – and then things change. Accidents … [Read more...] about Medical Emergencies Happen: Know what to do!
This statistic shows the number of U.S. domestic trips from 2008 to 2022, by leisure and business travelers. In 2018, U.S. travelers took 463.6 million domestic business trips. This figure was forecasted to rise to 493.7 million by 2022. (Locke 2019) The travel industry in the United States is a growing one. Many visitors mean there are going to be healthcare emergencies and knowing what to do can be a life-saving decision. Healthcare emergencies when you are away from your regular doctor can be … [Read more...] about Healthcare Emergencies While Traveling
It almost feels that life never existed before the uninvited pandemic shut things down. We no longer hear music from local event venues or the activity of busy pedestrians traversing city streets during a busy workday. While we are in a phase of re-opening to the public, there are rules. As of Wednesday, June 3, Texas began Phase 3 of reopening. All businesses currently operating at 25% capacity can expand occupancy to 50% with certain exceptions.Bars and similar establishments may … [Read more...] about Social Distancing While in Public Places