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      How Do You Travel with Diabetes? Some health conditions (like migraines) only flare up once in a while; but diabetes is with you all day, every day. If you have this disease, you know that managing it starts out as a full time job. Then, you eventually get into a routine that

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Increase in Medical Tourism Raises Safety Questions When most people travel, they do it for business, education, fun, or to spend time with relatives. However, every year more travelers are making their way to other countries for a very different reason – they need affordable medical treatment. Not all medical tourists travel for elective procedures

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    Glasgow – style city It wouldn’t be difficult to think that the term “shop ‘til you drop” was coined for Glasgow. The UK’s favorite shopping destination outside of London, this is a city that seems to be designed around retail therapy. In the heart of Glasgow you will find the so-called ‘Golden Z’

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The Hidden Cost of Air Travel It’s been a long time since I’ve traveled cross country to see my mother in Florida, so when I got an e-mail from American Airlines the other day noting a fare sale to the Sunshine State, I figured I’d poke around a bit. I plugged in some random dates

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Adieu USA? Many Boomers Are Making That Choice Some friends of mine, I’ll call them Susan and Bob, knew long ago that their retirement dream involved beachfront living. Unfortunately, when they learned how much that would cost them in their chosen destination of San Diego, they realized they couldn’t afford it. Today, Susan and Bob

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We Deserve Good Service Delays are unfortunately a way of life when it comes to airline travel. When I learned my flight from Chicago to Washington D.C. would be delayed recently due to an electrical problem with the plane, immediately following disappointment my emotion was grateful…since I surely didn’t want to fly on a plane

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Game On in South Africa My “bucket list” for international travel includes countries like England, Germany, Italy, and Greece…pretty standard tourist destinations. It’s never included South Africa. Two things recently happened to make me take another look at South Africa as a travel destination and both have to do with soccer: I saw “Invictus,” and

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Some of you might think that summertime in Paris is too crowded and should be avoided. I disagree. Paris, like many other European cities, is vibrant, young and buzzing with life during the summer. You’ll encounter recent college grads and backpackers trying to locate youth hostels, music festivals and navigating the train for the first time. If

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Thought I’d share this exciting article with you! Working Holiday Australia by Lisa Valentine Ok, you’ve spent years revising, spent a fortune on beer and take-aways and now you’re anxiously awaiting the results of the exams you’ve just sat, with fingernails bitten away and an unhealthy fear of the sound of the letterbox. The next

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Is First Class Worth It? The difference between a first class and coach ticket on an airplane is astronomical; most people sitting at the very front of the plane have probably ended up there as the result of an upgrade or the use of mileage credits. Since everyone arrives at their destination at the same,