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The Importance of Heat Awareness And Sun Care On Your Gap Year.

Most travellers enjoy the sun and the heat on their gap years – and they should – but too much sun and heat do have health risks that need to be carefully managed. It is important that all travellers understand the risks of being in the sun, hydrate well, stay cool and take the right sun care precautions before the sun and the heat have a negative impact on their health.  

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What Is Shigella? Symptoms And Treatment For Travellers.

Shigella has hit the headlines recently with travellers in an Egyptian resort where two British holidaymakers died suddenly contracting the disease, but what is Shigella? What are the symptoms, and how can backpackers protect and treat themselves when travelling?  

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Top 5 Tips For Beating Culture Shock.

Culture shock is something most backpackers and travellers will deal with at some point, but if not recognized and dealt with properly it can really ruin your trip, or at the extreme even lead to some serious mental health problems. So how can backpackers deal with and beat culture shock on their gap year?

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Debunking 6 Common Myths About Mosquito Repellents For Gap Year Travellers.

The best way to defend yourself against mosquito bites and mosquito borne diseases on your gap year is to use an effective mosquito repellent, but the problem is there is a lot of misinformation and confusion amongst travellers about which ones to use, or even which ones are effective or safe. This article attempts to debunk some of the most prevalent myths and misinformation about using an insect repellent on your gap year.

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The Ultimate Travellers Guide To Malaria And Antimalarials.

This ultimate guide to Malaria and antimalarials is here to give all travellers all the information they need from a qualified travel nurse to protect themselves against malaria and understand the importance of antimalarials.

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Natural Or Chemical Mosquito Repellents. Which Is Best For Travellers?

Natural Or Chemical Mosquito Repellents. Which Is Better For Travellers?

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What Is Culture Shock And How Can Travellers Deal With It?

Culture shock is a common problem for backpackers and long term travellers, but it is one that is often misunderstood and underestimated. So what exactly is culture shock and how can backpackers deal with it when it happens?

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