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Susan Eckert and her Icelandic horse, at home in Montana.

[caption id="attachment_13010" align="aligncenter" width="710"]Susan Eckert with a male silverback gorilla on a gorilla trek in Uganda. Susan Eckert with a male silverback gorilla on a gorilla trek in Uganda.[/caption]

“Lions on the runway!” a voice yelled over the speakers on Susan Eckert’s plane. She was finally about to land in Kenya for her African Safari adventure. But, when the plane approached the airstrip, they saw them – lions lying on the airstrip. As the pilot pulled the plane back up, he told her and the 16 others on the plane that the lions loved to lie on the warm sand of the runway.

For as long as she can remember, Eckert was fascinated with Africa. It was something about the exotic animals and the people there – she wanted to go to Africa.

Bode Museum, Berlin

On our next stop on our healthy days world tour, we’re visiting the famously historic city of Berlin. A little over two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this German city continues to repair itself, rebuilding a culture that had largely withered as a result of political strife during the mid-20th century, as well as its dark past…

travel2change

Nelson Mandela once said that “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.“ Millions of travelers around the globe share a passion for sports. They travel the world for their favorite sports - from skiing, surfing, cycling, hiking to diving…

Costa Rica from Five Day Rental

Earth Day (April 22nd) serves as a wonderful reminder to take better care of the world we live in. But instead of only taking the day to give back to Mother Nature by planting a couple of trees and remembering to recycle, why not find other ways to ‘go green’ on a daily basis? One major way you can help…

Chile from Green Global Travel

Travel doesn’t only allow you to see attractions in different parts of the world; it’s also an opportunity to grow as an individual, create new memories, and learn about another culture. And, more and more, it’s a chance to try to make the world a better place. Ethical travel, also known as ‘mindful travel,’ has been gaining traction among those…

airport_security

Here at Healthy Travel Blog, you may have noticed that we’re big proponents of having health insurance coverage when you travel internationally. But it’s not just a gentle suggestion. More and more, travel health insurance is a requirement when you travel. The London Telegraph’s Peter Pallot reports on the number of countries that won’t let you through customs if you…

Car sharing

We travel because we love to explore the world. And, sometimes, when we stop and think about it, we realize it would be a tragedy if future generations didn’t get to enjoy it. That’s why a lot of travelers are embracing the concept of sustainable travel. Sustainable Travel International defines “Sustainable Travel” as an initiative to protect local communities across…

ecofriendly travel

You’re traveling, and one of the very first questions you’re going to ask is “how’s the weather there?” And the answer to the question is “not as stable as it used to be.” Scientists assure us that global warming is real, and we can see it more and more frequently as extreme weather sweeps around the globe, whether it’s in…

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