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We’re headed to Manila on our five healthy days tour around the world. This city in the Philippines is rapidly developing and offers up rich history and experiences to travelers. Manila is a colorful, multicultural city filled with museums, shops, parks, churches and a booming nightlife. Without further adieu, here is your itinerary for five healthy days in Manila: Day…

The stereotypical pilot is a dashing figure – tall, lean and handsome, a Master of the Universe-type who appears to have a perfect and exciting life.  Of course, that’s not reality. Their lives aren’t perfect, and they aren’t all tall, lean and handsome. In fact, some of them are downright out of shape. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there…

Traveling for pleasure is almost always about adventure; visiting a new place is about exploring something unknown and discovering new cultures. But some vacations are more adventurous than others, and can be downright dangerous. Travel + Leisure recently came out with a piece that detailed the World’s Most Dangerous Countries – places that travelers had better think twice about before…

The Philippine Department of Health reports that the incidence of dengue fever doubled in metro Manila during the first quarter of 2011. The Philippines have been a dengue fever hotspot for several years, but the latest statistics are alarming: 4,399 cases in 2011 versus 1,984 in 2010. This outbreak comes despite the distribution of over 700,000 mosquito trap kits in…

Though it may be far from many travelers’ minds, rabies poses a lethal threat in most parts of the world.  Today’s travel bulletin addressed the 100th rabies related death in Indonesia.  Earlier this month the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported on a fatal case of rabies acquired by a Virginia man in India in 2009. Rabies is rare in…

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