Health and Safety

We believe the number one priority in life is health and safety. Here are some tips, advice and resource for how to stay healthy, safe and happy.

The world is your oyster. By Slavman. A woman holding a globe and dreaming of traveling the world.
Guest Adventures

Staying safe in an ever-changing world

By Cindy Trillo Location: The World How to be safe when exploring an ever-changing world For thirty years there’s been a progressive breaking down of borders and today, there are zero borders Americans cannot cross – in principle, anyway. There are obviously a few notable caveats to this rule and places that are tougher to

Scotts knee surgery. A picture of laparoscopic surgery and the inside of Scott's knee
Planning

Health and Safety

Health: The Most Important Factor While Traveling What happens if you get sick or injured? I vividly recall the scene in the San Francisco restaurant. I was seated with my fellow riders in the midst of a bicycle trip down the West Coast. The conversation turned to what was next in life for each of

Andy Graham Hobo Traveler
Guest Adventures

Thoughts on being American in the age of terrorism

Editor’s Note: It’s been about 16 years since we first featured Andy’s adventures. We’ve been long overdue for an update. So we checked in with Andy and asked him how the last 19 years of constant travel has influenced his world view on being American, especially in light of terrorism, a new development since then.

Wheel bug or assassin bug on a leaf
Guest Adventures

Troubleshooting health issues while traveling

Nothing will put the brakes on a trip like getting sick or injured. Travel tips on staying healthy, being prepared and curing the common traveler’s woes.

Lance Armstrong Livestrong
Guest Adventures

Challenging Oneself

This recent guest post arrived just days ahead of a news story about Lance Armstrong full of controversy, upset and — maybe — inspiration.

A water bottle with holes poked into it is attached to a shower head to make a sprinkler.
Planning

Scott’s Best Travel Tips and Tricks

i.e. Lessons learned the hard way A few suggestions that are a step beyond the obvious. Here are my top 12 travel tips: Just do it! If you choose to bicycle tour, get on a bike and go. You’ll figure it out fast. Enjoy the ride. This may sound cliché, but I was surprised by

Scotts knee surgery. A picture of laparoscopic surgery and the inside of Scott's knee
Planning

Were you ever injured

The Bionic Scott Above is a picture of the inside of my knee. Almost two years ago I was knocked off my bicycle by a reckless motorist who ran a stop sign. As you can see the cartilage was torn and frayed and I had to have the loose pieces removed. It almost ended my

How to install a door lock
Guest Adventures

Hobo Traveler: Safety

Andy’s Travel Tip The worst thing about traveling is worrying about getting robbed. I am always a little worried. I am carrying a portable computer, and a digital camera. OK, so how do I get this MONKEY off my back? I put my own padlock on the door. The one I purchased. I love when

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