8 Tricks to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Safeguard yourself against germs with these travel tips.

8 Tricks to Stay Healthy While Traveling

By Toni Gasparis

Do you know the dirtiest places in hotels, planes, and other public travel spaces? Find out the small things that you can do to avoid catching the cold, flu, or an infection while traveling. Use these tips to arm yourself with the knowledge to protect yourself and your family.


Bring Your Own Blanket (and Pillow)

Bring Your Own Blanket (and Pillow)

You want to be comfortable while traveling (especially internationally), but using the pillows and blankets provided by airlines can often be more of an "ick" factor than an "ahh" factor. Generally, the pillows and blankets aren't washed until they've been used by several people. The plastic bags they're packaged in doesn't mean they're new, it means the airline repackaged them to make them look new. To be safe — BYOB — bring your own blanket.

Could you imagine making 4.6 billion calls in a month?

That's how many robocalls Americans received in February this year. And when your phone is ringing endlessly with scammers asking about your car's warranty, a free cruise, or even a scary warning about your insurance coverage, it can definitely seem like all the calls are going to you. So what do you do when you get one of these fake calls and how do you protect your personal information and money from cons? Here are the important steps to take.

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