Summer travel is a fun way to make the most out of your school break. However, no one likes to get sick when they’re having fun but it does happen. Another reason why it’s important that you maintain your ISO insurance while you’re in the US for summer break. Take a look at some of the common summer illnesses that can happen to you and how you can get help.
Protect your gut: Travelling can take you on to a taste bud adventure which increases the chances of you suffering from food poisoning. Ensure that your food is prepared and cooked properly in order to decrease the chances of becoming sick.
Ears are important: A good swim is a sure way to cool down during the summer heat. However, the more you swim, the likely you are to get an infection in your outer ear canal also known as Swimmer’s Ear. Investing in ear plugs or carefully drying your ears after a swim are two ways to protect yourself from this.
Cool for the summer: Summer equals high temperature and this can lead to hyperthermia (heat stroke). If you experience very high body temperature, headache, nausea, dizziness, heavy sweating, muscle cramps and fatigue then you may be suffering hypothermia. Ensure you stay hydrated during the day, wear lightweight, light-colored loose clothing, stay in an air conditioned area and avoid vigorous outside work during 10 a.m. and 4 p.m..
Ready to have the best summer ever? Your guide to a great summer starts here with ISO. In this newsletter you’ll find tips to help you make the most out of your travels. To stay healthy and informed, you’ll also find information about summer illnesses and how to use your insurance if you get sick during the summer. There are many ways to make your summer travels more fun and engaging. Try out these travel tips below!
1. Take a train instead of a plane. Train rides can be much more affordable than flying—for example, you might pay $134 roundtrip fare on Amtrak between New York and Montreal, as compared to $294 for roundtrip airfare. The slower pace of a train ride can also enhance your relaxation and you’ll see beautiful landscapes along the way. 2. Use a bicycle. You will probably have plans to see all different kinds of museums, landmarks, parks, or restaurants in the city you’re visiting. You will have many options to get around like renting a car or using public transportation. Why not use a bicycle? Riding a bicycle is good for the environment and good for your body. It is also convenient—you could get to places faster, and some cities have bike-sharing systems for you to use along with plenty of bike lanes, like Citi Bike in NYC and Divvy in Chicago. Remember to stay safe: use a helmet and obey all traffic and biking rules.
3. Rent instead of reserving a hotel room. Rental services such as Airbnb make it easy and affordable to find short-term rentals – such as a room or the entire house—in nearly every city in the world. Rental hosts are usually happy to give you advice about great local food and events, also a great breakfast every day.