First Aid Kit: Non-Traditional Additions to the Basics

One of my favorite parts of traveling is that first day in a new city/country. There is a mystery about a new place that gives me a thrill like no other. Then again, there is nothing like arriving in a new city and instantly becoming super sick! Unfortunately a recent trip to Vienna is the inspiration for the post.
While being sick is no fun there are precautions/comforts you can take with you as you travel in an attempt to give you some comfort while you let your body heal.
Note: While there are “standard” first-aid kits (with band-aids, antibiotic ointment, etc.) that you should always travel with, the products I am writing about are those extra items that are for your own personal care. So think hard, what are your health challenges? What items can you bring to mediate these? Here are a few of my favorite!

Hot Water Bottle
This is, hands down, my favorite traveling companion. It is great for everything from being cold/having cold toes to period cramps and stomach aches. Hot water bottles come “baby-sized” which is perfect for a traveler who wishes to travel light.

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10 Experiences in Munich

(you must have while you are there)

I found myself in Munich almost by accident; an opportunity arose and I took it!  Thankfully I had a wonderful guide who showed me the sights and introduced me to some unique experiences. Here are my top 10 favorites from the times I spent there. Now, off to your adventures!

1. Have a Pretzel

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11 Places to Visit in Marrakech

Whether you plan to visit Marrakech for a week or more, or if you are staying for just a couple of days, here are some tips to get you on your way. Upon your arrival, you will constantly have offers from taxi drivers and young boys wanting to be your guides. These folks can be helpful but if you are more interested in making your own way (and saving a bit of money otherwise used to tip these guys) I would highly suggest getting a map (about 10MAD or 1USD) and a sim card for your phone, (Maroc Telecom gives a sim and 1 gig data for 3USD, also cheap and easy to top up). It is also suggested that if you do want a guide, go through official services rather than accepting offers on the street. I would also recommend wandering and seeing what you find rather than rushing to each tourist destination as you will get a better feeling and energy of this amazing city. That being said, here are a few of the places that may be worth checking out during a visit to Marrakech! **

1. El Badi Palace

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