Traveler's Recital

Eating Street Food and Staying Healthy

So, there you are in some out of the way corner of Mexico¬†and your belly is empty. You have been out walking all day, and on the corner is a taco stand that has obviously been sitting there since the days of Poncho Villa. In fact, there is a really good chance that the guy cooking up those tacos remembers…

Decision Making Part 1 – Advanced Preparation

Decision making may seem like a strange topic for a travel site, but traveling in today's world requires a constant stream of rapid, well-reasoned decisions to enjoy your travel and sometimes even to stay out of trouble. For some, it comes easy. For others, not so much. Decision-making is a learned skill and the more we do it, the better…

Anxious about flying – Consider “Mind Taming”

Anxiety occurs when we lose control of our thoughts and the negative ones begin to take control. A mind out of control is never going to be happy. I am not a therapist, and this article is not going to eliminate your fear of travel or flying, but it might give you some direction for finding relief. Meditation, visualization, and…

Boeing 787: The Air that You Breathe

Boeing 787: The Air that You Breathe
There has been a lot written about the new Boeing Dreamliner (787). While the high tech carbon fiber construction, production delays, and problems with the lithium ion batteries have been getting all the news, this plane actually has some features that benefit your health and comfort. Anyone that flies much is aware that the air in a jetliner is dry...very…

Yellow Fever – Be Aware, But Not Afraid

During the 19th century, Yellow Fever was considered one of the most dangerous infectious diseases in the world. Today, with a readily available vaccine, the typical traveler has very little to worry about. That does not mean you can ignore the disease. Not only does some risk still exist even if you are vaccinated, but there are mandatory immunizations required…

That 5 Hour Flight Can Cause You Problems

We all know that being a couch potato, day, after day, after day, will have a negative impact on our physical health. We need some exercise to stay healthy. However, even for those of us that stay physically active, short periods of total inactivity can be problematic. Those 5+ hour flights, the all-day automobile drives, and the wonderfully lazy days…