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Windsor Castle and St. George’s Cathedral, London: Photo Gallery
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Windsor Castle and St. George’s Cathedral, London: Photo Gallery

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Digital Nomad Life-Hacks: Global Health Insurance — By Jennifer Shipp
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Digital Nomad Life-Hacks: Global Health Insurance — By Jennifer Shipp

To date, I haven’t had a lot of interest in Global Health Insurance probably because I’m so sick of paying a super-high rate (in 2017 our monthly cost was $1400/month) for health insurance in the United States when I don’t intend to use the healthcare system there. I don’t like the U.S. healthcare system and I try not to use it EVER, even when we’re in the U.S. Over the course of a decade of travel, I went ...
Digital Nomad Life-Hack: Travel Vaccines — By Jennifer Shipp
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Digital Nomad Life-Hack: Travel Vaccines — By Jennifer Shipp

Although I don’t agree with everything the CDC does or espouses in the U.S., the CDC Yellow Book is a must-have for any world-traveler. When I first discovered it, I read it cover-to-cover as a primer in common diseases that occur worldwide. There are maps, charts, and other handy tools in this book to help travelers (and non-travelers for that matter) manage their own vaccination schedules, decide which ...
Digital Nomad Life-Hacks: Prevention Strategies for Good Health — By Jennifer Shipp
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Digital Nomad Life-Hacks: Prevention Strategies for Good Health — By Jennifer Shipp

I’m an advocate for prevention when it comes to healthcare. If you know that something is going to make you sick, even years down the road, change your habits. I mean, there are no guarantees in life. I can do everything “right” health-wise and still end up with cancer or heart disease (for example: I could catch Chagas Disease and 20 years later, my heart could swell up and I could die never knowing it was ...
Digital Nomad Life-Hacks: How We Do Healthcare While Traveling — By Jennifer Shipp
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Digital Nomad Life-Hacks: How We Do Healthcare While Traveling — By Jennifer Shipp

I was lucky. I grew up on the fast-track to medical school. That was all I cared about. Medicine and healthcare. But on my way through my undergrad degree, I realized that medicine and good health were political topics. The medical side of the profession flipped a switch inside me and changed the course of my studies and my life. But though I lost my taste for the politics of healthcare, I never lost my ...
Pre-2016 Election: Interview with “Jay” in India about the U.S., Americans, and American Politics
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Pre-2016 Election: Interview with “Jay” in India about the U.S., Americans, and American Politics

In August, before the 2016 elections, Jennifer interviewed people of different countries about their perception of America, Americans, and American politics. How do Indians view the United States (as of fall 2016)? Jay works in technology in Chennai, India and some of his views on Americans will probably surprise you. ...
Fez, Morocco: Photo Gallery
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Fez, Morocco: Photo Gallery

This was one of the most important and amazing trips we ever took. Unfortunately, we have very few photos from the journey.Related Posts:The Dirtiest Girls at the Public Bath in Fez, Morocco -- By Jennifer Shipp ...
Ancient Troy in Turkey: Photo Gallery
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Ancient Troy in Turkey: Photo Gallery

When we traveled to Turkey on our first overseas trip in 2010, I was absolutely awed that ancient Troy was a real location and not just a mythological place. Seeing this place first hand made the stories about Troy seem so much more important and interesting. Why not include photos of the real place in school lessons when kids are reading about Troy?Related Posts:Priene, Turkey Ruins: Photo ...
Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates: Photo Gallery
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Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates: Photo Gallery

Since we were just on a layover in Dubai, once we got near our ...
Ephesus, Turkey: Photo Gallery
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Ephesus, Turkey: Photo Gallery

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Masada Near the Dead Sea in Israel: Photo Gallery
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Masada Near the Dead Sea in Israel: Photo Gallery

We drove to Masada, Israel from Jerusalem in 2015 during the Christmas season. This is an ancient fortification that's located at the top of a plateau overlooking the Dead Sea and the Judaean Desert. According to legends, the Romans tried to overtake the fortification, but rather than submit, 960  jumped to their death and committed mass suicide.



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Petra, Jordan: Photo Gallery
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Petra, Jordan: Photo Gallery

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Cairo, Egypt to Amman, Jordan: Photo Gallery
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Cairo, Egypt to Amman, Jordan: Photo Gallery

We arrived about 11 hours early for our flight from Cairo to Amman because we misread the time on our tickets. That was the first and last time we ever did that. Instead of going back to our Cairo vacation rental, we just stayed at the airport and waited for our flight.

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The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Israel: Photo Gallery
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The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Israel: Photo Gallery

The Church of the Nativity is located in Bethlehem, which is in the West Bank, Palestine. According to Christian tradition dating back to 327 C.E., it was built over the site where Jesus was born. The original basilica was destroyed by a fire two hundred years later during the Samaritan Revolts. A new basilica was built and today it's an UNESCO World Heritage site. We visited this location in the winter of ...
The Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, Israel: Photo Gallery
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The Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, Israel: Photo Gallery

According to modern tradition, the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem, Israel is the path that Jesus was said to have walked on his way to the crucifixion. It's located in the Old City in Jerusalem, near the Wailing Wall. We stumbled upon it by accident on our way to other important sites like the Wailing Wall, the Mount of Olives, the Temple Mount, and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. A lot of Christians make a ...
The Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel: Photo Gallery
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The Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel: Photo Gallery

The Temple Mount is one of the most important and disputed religious sites in the world. It's located on a hill in the Old City near the Wailing Wall. As Christians and white people, we weren't allowed to go inside beyond a certain gate. The Temple Mount is, according to tradition, where Abraham was going to sacrifice Isaac before God intervened. The Jews regard it as a place where God's divine presence is ...
Our Delhi Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery
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Our Delhi Vacation Rental: Photo Gallery

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The Roman Forum, Rome, Italy: Photo Gallery
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The Roman Forum, Rome, Italy: Photo Gallery

We visited Rome, Italy and the Roman Forum in November 2014 on our way between London and Tunis, Tunisia. It was a neat place to see in-the-flesh, but there were so many other tourists there it was hard to enjoy it. Lesser-known tourist attractions are often more fun than the most famous ones for this reason.Related Posts: And the meek shall inherit your spare change. -- By Jennifer Shipp St. ...
Traveler’s Diarrhea Tutorial for People Who Go Off the Beaten Path — By Jennifer Shipp
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Traveler’s Diarrhea Tutorial for People Who Go Off the Beaten Path — By Jennifer Shipp

Admittedly, because we mostly prepare our own food when we travel, we rarely get traveler’s diarrhea anymore. Most traveler’s diarrhea comes from eating food that’s been contaminated with another person’s feces. In our early days of traveling, before we went to Fez, Morocco in 2012 where John got Cyclosporiasis, we ate most of our meals in restaurants on our overseas trips. Usually, we didn’t get sick. But, ...
Chagas Disease: What You Should Know Before You Go to the Southern U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America
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Chagas Disease: What You Should Know Before You Go to the Southern U.S., Mexico, and Central and South America

Even though Chagas Disease currently infects an estimated 300,000 to 1,000,000 people in the United States, very few people, including doctors would recognize this disease if they saw it. It’s a vector-borne illness carried by the Kissing Bug, an insect that looks a little bit like a leaf bug (except without the flared legs…kissing bugs have straight, smooth legs).

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