Profile: Jeanine Barone
Jeanine Barone is a travel and food writer who specializes in hidden treasure travel. She also blogs at J The Travel Authority on how to stay safe and healthy on the road and she also writes gear and product reviews. Jeanine is the author of 'The Travel Authority: Essential Tips for Hassle-Free Travel,' (link) an e-book that provides more than 200 tips to help everyone become savvier travelers, from novices to road warriors, whether they're on business or in the backcountry. Aside from her writing pursuits, Jeanine is designing a line of clothing and accessories for women and men who travel. She recently produced Doc-in-a-Bag™, the unique travel first-aid kit organizer.
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As of August 1, 2010, Spirit Airlines started charging $45 for a carry-on bag. I was determined to never travel on Spirit. That lasted until I just was forced to buy a ticket on Spirit for an assignment in Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama. I took this as the opportunity to do a test run: pack everything for a five-night trip in a purse. Yes, you read correctly: a purse.
Whether I’m hiking in Phoenix when the thermometer reads 105° F; wandering on trails in the Adirondacks where poison ivy grows aplenty and where the water flowing in clean-appearing rivers can be laden with the parasite, Giardia; skiing at altitude in Colorado at Arapahoe Basin; or preparing for a trip to India, I always make sure that I’m prepared. Here are some key health problems you can encounter on your travels, and my recommendations on how to prevent them.
Even with the most well-planned winter vacations, mishaps and misadventures can occur. Whether you’re skiing or snowboarding near your backyard or in the backcountry, you can have a collision with another skier or with a tree or other object, resulting in head trauma or other ills, such as a torn ligament or tendon. Here are some useful tips to stay safe this snow season.
Many people exert an amazing wealth of common sense when they're on their home turf. But put these same individuals on vacation and they throw all caution to the wind.