Best Travel Shoes for Plantar Fasciitis and Bunions If you’ve ever had plantar fasciitis or bunions, then you know how painful it can be to stand for long periods of time and walk even around the block. You also know how hard it is to find good shoes for plantar...
12 Simple Tips to Help You Avoid Getting Sick in Southeast Asia One of the worst things that can happen to you when traveling is getting sick or injured. It has happened to me a number of times—broken bones, infected blisters (see my Japan health care guide for seeing...
Understanding Pandemics: A Reading List for Travelers ”All it required was a mango or water apple tree, laden with ripe fruit, overhanging a pigsty. An infected bat feeds on a water apple, discarding the pulp, which is besmeared with virus; the pulp drops down among...
What to do if you get sick in Japan You’re in Japan, and you find yourself sick or injured. What do you do? In the immortal words found on the cover of the book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, first of all, DON’T PANIC. And then read this article to find out...
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I’m Julie, a.k.a. the Bamboo Traveler. Like bamboo, I look weak on the outside (a short, bit overweight, and not very athletic 40 something traveler with poor eyesight, a bum knee and flat feet), but inside I’m strong, resilient, flexible, and open-minded. I write about how to travel to exotic locations around the world and what it’s like traveling solo as a middle-aged woman. I’m also a bookworm, food nerd, and amateur historian, so you’ll find lots of advice and info about what to read for your travels, where and what to eat, and where it all came from. Welcome to my travel blog! I’m so glad you made it here!
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