Crystal Lake Travel offers tips on protecting your health while abroad

SPONSORED • Published: Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 8:58 a.m. CDT

When traveling overseas, there are likely plenty of items on your must-do list once you reach your destination. Getting sick is not one of them.

Crystal Lake Travel Agency, Inc. offers several tips on how you can stay healthy while abroad.

For starters, be mindful about what you eat and drink. Another country’s water can be dangerous to consume. Reduce your risk of becoming ill by opting for bottled water instead, and passing on the ice cubes in drinks. Also, purchase enough bottled water to use later for brushing your teeth. Protect yourself from foodborne illness when overseas by making sure what you onsume has been cooked thoroughly and has not been allowed to sit at warm or room temperatures.

When traveling abroad, you’ll likely be spending more time outdoors. Keep your skin protected on sightseeing excursions by continuously applying an SPF sunscreen. In some tropical regions mosquito bite prevention is important. Fend off bites by using repellents containing DEET.

While on your travels, don’t forget to regularly wash your hands. That simple act can help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.

Keep your immunity up by making sure to get plenty of rest in between sightseeing activities.

For more information about Crystal Lake Travel, visit www.cltravelagency.com