Category Archives Africa

Secret Ski Towns

Finding the perfect ski resort that offers everything you need from fresh powder to tasty hot cocoa is pretty easy when there are so many well-known, famous resorts throughout the world. But if you are looking for a great resort minus the huge masses of tourists, finding the best spot for a winter getaway might be a little harder. These…

Yoga gurus practicing on water

On your next vacation, why not combine your passion for travel and yoga? Schools and retreats across the world offer training programs to students who wish to become instructors. It’s a chance to embark on a yoga journey to the destination you’ve been dying to cross off your bucket list, and maybe jumpstart a new career—or at least a cool…

Spread the Word

If you look at the big picture, to date the Ebola virus has been primarily contained to West Africa. Yes, there have been cases reported outside of West Africa and yes, it is a very serious disease. However, the panic and anxiety over its threat potential is rapidly spreading globally through contact with the Internet, TV, radio, newspapers and magazines.…

Ebola Virus

With the Ebola outbreak now extended past its original borders of West Africa, you’re very possibly wondering why those highly trained healthcare providers are the ones in the media spotlight for contracting the virus. Is it due to human error? A lapse in protocol? Not enough protocol? Doctors and nurses have courageously put themselves on the frontlines of this epidemic.…

Ebola CDC projections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report today that indicates the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is nearing a potentially devastating tipping point – the CDC projects that the number of cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia could explode to as many as 1.4 million by the end of January. We’ve warned travelers previously that trips to…

Tom Frieden CDC

Generally speaking, when an outbreak of disease occurs, the media fans the flames of panic while officials try to keep people calm. And that has been the case in this year’s epidemic of Ebola. At least until today. Today, Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Tom Frieden told CNN that the Ebola epidemic is “spiraling out of control.” Frieden, who…

Ebola Virus

Dr. Vanya Gant has provided 10 important facts about the current Ebola outbreak in Africa and how it could impact you. 1.  Ebola virus disease (previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever) is a rare but severe disease, which is caused by Ebola virus. It was first recognized in 1976 and has caused sporadic outbreaks ever since in several African countries.…

Zip Lining Costa Rica

To some, the thought of jumping hundreds of feet off a cliff into a pool of water below is terrifying. And then there are those who think, Where can I sign up? If you’re part of the latter group of adrenaline junkies, you’ve probably done your fair share of thrilling activities. But there are some places around the world that…

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