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Travel Health Guide for the Summer

Aug 30, 2007
Summertime is ideally a time to holiday, you can plan your trips without having to carry huge amounts of winter wear and heavy luggage, all you require during summer is carrying simple light clothing and this reduces weight of your luggage during summer.

Summer times also allows you to roam around freely without having to bother about frostbites, colds, storms, etc. You can do sightseeing without the snow stopping or intruding in your view, you also get to travel hassle free without any snow on roads.

Though summer presents an ideal time at the time of travel, you should try and read and make you acquainted with possible health hazards by reading the travel health guides offered by several writers who travel regularly during summers and have enough experience to prepare you for the summer time travel.

Travel tips will depend on whether you are going to travel in your own vehicle or otherwise, if travel along with your children in your car, you should see to it that you have serviced your car and brought it in perfect working condition at least 3 days before your travel, you should also check that your have filled your gas tank completely, check oil and water/coolant in your car so that summertime does not leave you stranded for want of these things, check tire pressure, carry at least two spares with you, tire pressure should be lesser than what you keep in winter since heated roads will cause air inside tires to inflate, and there looms a danger of tire burst.

When on a summer travel trip be sure to carry loads of food and water with you, avoid carrying perishable foods like milk and meat, instead carry cucumbers, tomatoes, cakes, biscuits, water, fruit juices, sodas, bread, jams, fruits, freshly cooked home food, for instant intake. Avoid eating anything that can cause stomach upsets. Also you will require carrying certain medicines after taking your physician's advice regarding stomach upsets, fever, any other emergency medication for any physical condition, etc.

Be sure to carry some cash even though you are loaded with credit cards, cash can come in handy in any remote areas for some small favors, you can also shop at any small home stores on the way, cash always is little more helpful than the cards.

Summer travel means there are hazards of health problems like heat stroke or sun stroke, you should educate yourself regarding first aid to treat the person suffering from heat stroke, you can avoid heat stroke by protecting yourself from direct sunlight, by wearing head gear like caps, scarves, hats, etc.

There are loads more travel tips you can use to prepare for summertime travel so that you can travel safe and enjoy your holidays and outings without any hazards.
About the Author
Kevin Pederson, manages number of sites on Home Remedies and Home Cures which gives information on many home based treatment and offers useful information on summer safety and health hazards so that you may enjoy your holidays without worrying about health issues on a trip.
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