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A Couple of Differences Between Asia and Poland

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Destinations, Guest Posts, Poland, Travel Tips | 8 comments

From Asia to Poland: A Couple of Differences (and a Few Similarities)

Say hi to Agness and Cez – best friends and the creators of eTramping who have been traveling the world since 2011 visiting over 50 countries including mysterious North Korea. Originally hailing from Poland, these two simply love intense and unique travels full of adventures and spontaneous decisions that usually take them to discover places not everyone has a chance to visit. Follow their journeys on Instagram, Pepo, and Facebook to get insider tips and tricks on how to explore the world like pros.


Zagan City

Zagan City

If you follow us on Pepo, you know that recently, we’ve made the move from Asia to Poland, where we’re going to spend a while settling down before we head out on our next big adventure. It’s great being back, and Gdańsk is a brilliant place to be, but we’ve started to notice a lot of differences between the two places. We thought it might be a good idea to let you know. So, without further ado, here are some differences between Asia and Poland (and a couple of similarities).

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How to Protect Yourself from Malaria When Traveling

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Travel Tips | 1 comment

How to protect yourself from malaria when traveling:


How to protect yourself against malaria when traveling


Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that results in severe flu-like symptoms – it can be lethal if not treated properly and promptly. The disease is actually a parasite, which is passed onto humans through the saliva of the mosquito when it bites in order to suck its victim’s blood. The parasites begin their life cycle inside the new host, which can take anything from a few days to two weeks. As the parasites grow and proliferate, the host becomes more and more ill. People can recover from malaria without treatment, but the disease can recur, and there is a high risk of severe complications and even death. Here is how you can avoid contracting malaria while you are traveling.

Protecting yourself from malaria can be reduced to four simple steps:

  • Awareness of malaria, its risks, and prevention methods.
  • Take action to prevent being bitten.
  • Take antimalarial medication.
  • Ensure you receive diagnosis and treatment fast if you suspect you have malaria.
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5 Tips for Maintaining a Weight Loss Regimen While on Vacation

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Travel Tips | 10 comments

Planning a vacation is an exhilarating time, especially when it comes to anticipating all the freedom you will enjoy. However, too much freedom may derail certain lifestyle choices you have made, such as if you are trying to lose weight. An extended vacation may be great for the soul but tough on the waistline. However, whether you are following a diet low in carbs or are following one recommended to you by your doctor, there are several ways you can stick to your regimen and enjoy traveling at the same time.

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Tips to Take Manhattan

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Travel Tips | 10 comments

There’s nothing like visiting New York City, but with so much to do spread out across one of the biggest cities in the world it can be exhausting trying to get around. The sheer size of the city can be overwhelming if you land without a plan, so here are a few tips to make the most of your trip while maintaining your mobility in Manhattan.

New York Taxicabs

New York Taxicabs

Get a MetroCard and Fill It Up

One of the first things anyone spending any amount of time in NYC needs to do is to get a MetroCard. The MetroCard is literally your ticket for the subway and public buses, so make sure you keep it filled. If you’re going to be in the city for a few days it’s absolutely worth it to go ahead and deposit $20 or $30 on your card in advance. For a more specific plan, Gothamist has a handy guide on the magic number to load up your card so you can have enough credits without leaving too much money on unused MetroCards.

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Do You Need Travel Health Insurance When Going Abroad?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Travel Tips | 3 comments

Travel Health Insurance

After looking up cheap hotels when planning your overseas adventure, you have another task on your hands: figuring out whether or not you need travel health insurance. If you’re a regular traveler, you’re probably at least a little familiar with this type of insurance. You’ve probably also heard horror stories about an American who was injured abroad and had to pay for the outrageously high medical bills out-of-pocket.



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Travel Clubs Make Your Travel Dreams a Reality

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Travel Tips | 1 comment

Making travel plans has never been easier for U.S. citizens. There are special travel clubs that give members all of the resources and services needed to plan the perfect itinerary for any type of getaway experience. Travel agencies are staffed by experienced workers that truly go the extra mile to make sure that customers get the best deals. For example, the lowest rates on hotel bookings are guaranteed to clients. Many chain hotels offer special promotions exclusively to members of travel clubs. Sometimes, it may be possible to pay only a small fraction of the total cost of each night’s stay. When booking a hotel for more than a week, customers often get extra bonuses such as several additional nights for free. 

Egypt's Great Pyramids in Giza

Travel clubs give members plenty of other great perks on any type of trip. There are special packages designed for individuals, couples and families. For a family vacation, there might be special offers that include free trips for several children when the parents pay for adult rates in full. Many hotels often provide extra incentives for parents to enjoy other amenities. For instance, kids might be able to eat for free at some restaurants in a resort. 

Cruise vacations are also popular choices among couples, parents with children and senior citizens. Customers can embark on exciting journeys on the sea while enjoying luxurious amenities. There are cruise ships loaded with specific facilities and features that cater to every type of traveler. For example, passengers may enjoy swimming pools and mini water parks onboard. Lounges, bars and dance halls might also be available for adults. Theaters and live entertainment venues often keep cruise ship passengers happy for days. Tennis courts and state-of-the-art fitness facilities offer something for passengers that enjoy an active lifestyle when on vacation.


Kampa Island

Kampa Island

When making a custom itinerary, travel clubs can provide clients with important resources. Detailed brochures and maps are given out to customers traveling to specific worldwide destinations. Safety information is also given to tourists who travel abroad. For example, it is important to know about essential vaccines and embassy contact details when going to other countries. Travelers could always seek more info from official government departments that handle tourism and foreign affairs. Visa and passport requirements should also be up to date in order to successfully get into some countries without problems.

There’s a travel club to meet every travelers needs and expectations; for more info.



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