‘And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters’. (Genesis I:2) Thoughts on Foxy Lady II and the most chilling words

 

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by Dr. Jeffrey Lant.

Author’s program note. To consider the great seas and oceans of our habitat is to consider the very origin of our species and how, upon decease, the residue of each of us returns to the water from whence we came.

The truth is not ashes to ashes, not dust to dust, but drop to drop, oozing towards the watery place where life ends and life begins all over again; an unbreakable cycle of life, death, renewal, our place by no means secure and irrevocable.

Those who move upon these waters know this cycle, respect it, seek to understand and profit from it. But none of them seeks to control it, for that is the prerogative of God Himself alone whose countenance hovers over the waters, dictating fair passage or foul, for God moves in mysterious ways, as the fisher folk of Gloucester, Massachusetts know; theirs the home of the oldest fleet, port and harbor of the new land, coming long years before the Great Republic itself.

This story is their story and despite its deep sadness I am whilst grieving glad to write it… for this story is well worth the telling.

To begin….

As soon as I became aware of this story insistent words filled my brain. They were the sharp words of Gordon Lightfoot’s 1976 classic “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” Once you hear it, the stark simplicity of its words and music arrest your full attention, as they will rise unbidden at every watery event of melancholy and loss. Lightfoot understood that the stories of greatest impact, the most powerful words, the ones that change your life and reside in your brain forever, are simple, short, thrust from his brain to yours where they reside, waiting for you to trip on the booby trap that sets them off in your mind all over again; each time to be reminded of the awe and terrible power of the unyielding water, the water that creates us, sustains us, and controls us, never to be released.

Lightfoot, poet, has this ability… and that is why listening to “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” is so haunting, painful, music you should listen to only when there is a sympathetic hand nearby touching yours, reminding you there is light and life and even the comforts of love poised for you. Then listen as Lightfoot weaves his tale of a great ship of 29 men, weighed down with too much iron ore and cargo, “fully loaded”; the ship, the men that have no chance at all, none whatsoever, when pitted against the capricious mastery “Of the big lake they called ‘Gitche Gumee’.

The ship, “the pride of the American side”, went down, all hands lost, never to be given up by dread Superior or seen again. They were now and forever entombed in the waters of eternity. And so the tune ends on a note that is at once bleak, somber, hopeless.

Go now to any search engine and see for yourself. But here’s the rub… the terrible, affecting, afflicting, distressing, dismal, depressing tale that Lightfoot tells is, with all its solemnity and woe, happier, I think, than what happened to the Foxy Lady II and her two-man crew.

For the grieving survivors of Edmund Fitzgerald’s dead could take what comfort they could from the fact their loved ones were immortalized by Lightfoot who thus gave them something of closure and peace. For those who knew the little Foxy Lady II and her crew it is very different. Their terrible sadness will abide, raw, chilling, tugging at hearts already broken and distressed. This is the greatest burden of all, for there is no comfort here.

The facts.

Here’s what we know about the Foxy Lady II, its 25 year-old captain Wally “Chubby” Gray Jr. and his 50-year old mate, Wayne Young.

Foxy Lady II was a 45-foot scalloper homeported in Gloucester although Gray and Young were from Deer Isle, Maine.

For all that he was a young man, Gray had a lifetime of fishing experience. His father was a fisherman; he had started his son in the family business at age 3, his mother reported. He knew boats, fish, and the movements of dark sky and darker waters. He respected them and so he was chary, careful, prepared, professional.

He had a young child, just 3, affectionately called “Mini me”. The backyard, eyes-squinting pictures of father and son are jolting, one now dead, the other bereft of a father. “Chubby” playing with his son, hair a riot of disorder, his young son, blond and happy to be with the father he will not recall at all in the long, lonely years to come. This is but one of the sad stories here….

The newspapers report that “Chubby” had a “girlfriend.” However, in all the coverage there is no mention of a wife or the baby’s mother. Such facts, such omissions, suggest turmoil and domestic confusion… and of the pain we humans cause so casually to each other. “Chubby” Gray was young, looked younger but life had already marked him. Maybe that’s why he looks so thoughtful in the few photos which now constitute a fragile heirloom to his son, his legacy. We long to hear his thoughts… but he is powerless to tell us, now or ever.

And what of the mate, 50-year-old Wayne Young? His photograph reveals much, far too much. It shows a man who knew too much of the provocations, hindrances and obstacles which constitute “life” for so many.

Young’s skin looks tough and weathered, his leathery face the face of too many mornings after the nights before. But then we learn he was married, a devoted family man. Now we suppose his leathered complexion to be the tax he paid with his aging body to keep his wife Shirley and 3 children comfortable. And so we learn he is anything but the kind of man down- and-out, no place to go and no one to go with; not just a casual laborer, not a cent to his name, well-known to locals and ignored by the “summer people” and fast-in, fast-out visitors like me who smell Young’s sweat and stale perspiration and never ask (or want to know) his story, just get away from him as soon as possible.

Looks are deceiving, but the great waters take all, good and bad, sinner and saint, loving family men and artful philanderers. Still, it is telling that this man, gnarled by life’s unrelenting realities was taking orders from young “Chubby”, a man half his age. One can only hope they were friends and left this Earth together.

An ordinary boat, an ordinary crew, an ordinary day… then…

What does a day when men die look like? It looks like every other day. And so it was Saturday, December 14 when Foxy Lady II left port for a one-day trip to Stellwagen Banks, famous for its whales. An early evening return was expected… but there was no return at all. Because both men were experienced mariners, because the weather was “not too bad” but worsening. Because no one saw a single distress signal and because Chubby kept in touch with his girlfriend by cell phone until noon Saturday, no one was unduly worried… just yet. Just yet. But as the hours went by a sense developed that all was not well; that something was wrong…. Monday morning. Chubby’s always unnamed girlfriend at last notified the Coast Guard. Had she waited too long? She will spend the rest of her life wondering… but never knowing.

And so the Coast Guard, still not hearing anything, launched its search of more than 2,800 square miles of Massachusetts Bay, finding nothing.

But then there were finds, discoveries which only intensified speculation without solving anything. The boat’s survival capsule washed ashore in a marshy area of the Saugus River, north of Boston. No signs of life. Then fishing gear which may or may not have been theirs washed ashore near Nantasket Beach in Hull.

While the Coast Guard worked to turn clues into facts, the fisher communities of Gloucester and Deer Isle did what their stalwart, God-fearing ancestors did. They bowed their heads and confronted the stern realities of their chosen way of life. And so as hope waned the communities pulled together to help each other through the growing prospect of death… and not just death…but death without the finality of bodies. “Habeas corpus,” the great waters said. And the great waters, adamant, tenacious, were determined to keep them. Through it all the Spirit of God still moved upon the face of the waters, inscrutable, baffling, our past and our future.

Envoi.

Historians of the Gloucester area estimate than in the last 350 years since its foundation in 1623 over 10,000 fishermen and mariners have gone down to the sea in ships… and never returned. The names of just 5000 are either painted on a huge mural on the main staircase at City Hall or listed on a new memorial cenotaph on Stacy Boulevard. The list never stops growing…

“They might have split up or they might have capsized; May have broke deep and took water. And all that remains is the faces and the names Of the wives and the sons and the daughters.”

Vacation For Spring Break-Not Just For College Kids

 

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Every year spring rolls around and people everywhere decide to take a little break. Spring break is primarily when the college kids take their break, as it is famous for. But a lot of people, not just those in college, use this time to take a breather and rejuvenate themselves. So whether you are a college student struggling to get by, or simply someone living paycheck to paycheck, affording a good spring break can be a real challenge.

Even if you are struggling financially, there are still ways that you can go on Vacation for spring break. While you may have to make sacrifices and while it may not be as grand as you might like, even a small breather can make a world of differences and is often well worth it. If you are looking for ways to afford a good spring break get away, then here are some tips that might help.

1: Go over your monthly expenses and try to see if there are any places where you can cut corners. A lot of people will spend more money then they realize. A lot of small stuff throughout the month can really add up. So if you have any of these extra expenses, try to cut back on them and put that money towards your vacation. The more money you can save, the grander the vacation can be.

2: Before spring break even rolls around, try to book all the reservations you want. Spring break is a busy vacation season, so getting reservations for a Vacation for spring break can be more then a little difficult, and pricey. If you book your flight and hotel in advance, you can safe a lot of money.

3: Avoid eating out and try to find a hotel with it’s own kitchen, or at least one with kitchenettes in the rooms. Eating out at restaurants is one of the most expensive aspects of any vacation, so if you can cut this out you can have more money for doing other things. If possible, try to buy basic supplies from local convenience stores. Like a loaf of bread and some sandwich stuff.

4: Try going with a group if at all possible. Whether it is your buddies from college or simply your family, if you can go in a group you can often get discounts on things like hotels and planes. This is especially important for those college students out there, as a lot of times you will meet your friends at your destination. But if you travel together, it is a lot cheaper.

Planning a Vacation for spring break can be tricky. It is a popular vacation season and so most travel oriented things like hotels and plane tickets are more expensive and harder to come by. But if you plan ahead and are smart with your finances, you can get that vacation that you need with a very minimal impact on your bank account. This allows you to have the break that you deserve and need.

Stress Relief-Learn To Deal Effectively

 

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S-t-r-e-s-s, it is everywhere and unless you learn to deal effectively with it and find ways to get some stress relief, it can cause some serious health problems.

Some of the most common effects prolonged exposure to stressful situations have on your body, mood, and behavior are:

1. Headaches, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of interest in sex, and changes in your sleep pattern and bowel habits.

2. Increased anxiousness, lack of motivation, depression and restlessness.

3. Overeating or not eating enough, using alcohol or drugs, withdrawing from social situations, or lashing out in anger can become behavioral problems.

If you notice that you are experiencing any of these symptoms you should go speak to your doctor and have a physical to make sure that you do not have any underlying problems caused by the stressful situations in your life like increased blood pressure.

Have the doc give you the once over and then ask them how to decrease the stressful situations in your life.

You could just need to talk a walk everyday after dinner to alleviate some anxiety. Nothing beats exercise for stress relief and to know you are doing something good for yourself is a plus as well.

It does not even have to be intense exercise. A walk around the neighborhood will do nicely.

If you have the time you could try a yoga class. Yoga is extremely effective for relieving tension and helping you remain centered and calm.

No one has to be a victim of the stressful situations life throws at us everyday. All you have to do is find ways to deal with it that work for you. Maybe some aroma therapy would be nice.

Heck, you could even do this at work if you could find some time. Lavender is one of the best scents used for calming. Do some research online and then order some essential oils or go buy some in the store.

Remember, though, a little goes a long way. Place only a drop or two on a cotton ball or tissue and put it up to your nose and inhale slowly and deeply. Exhale through your mouth and close your eyes and lay your head back, relaxing your entire body as you exhale. Repeat as needed.

Include some soft music and dim lights to enhance the calming effects of the essential oils. Like I said, this is so easy to do, you could even manage to do this at work especially during a particularly rough day.

When was the last time you laughed…at anything? If you cannot remember when you last had a good belly laugh then maybe you need to go rent a good comedy on your way home tonight.

Everyone has heard that laughter is the best medicine, right? Well, it is also one of the best stress relief activities you can do for yourself, and it’s free for everyone to do. If the movie doesn’t do it for you then get together with some old friends and reminisce about old times. Just laugh.

Spring Time And Flowers For Fragrence and Color

 

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One of the great beauties after a long, cold winter are flowers in spring. The beauty of flowers doesn’t just start and end with what you can see, the vibrant colors, it can also be traced to the smell. Adding bouquets of flowers to your home can add color and fragrance, just what we need first thing in the spring.

Most of us think of flowers solely as some indulgence for a special occasion or to wish someone well when they are having a big day, or a bad day. But the truth is that flowers can not only add beauty to your home and property, great landscaping can even add value to your home.

Many types of flowers in spring bloom from bulbs. Often, these bulbs are actually planted in the fall. If you are thinking about sprucing up your yard for next spring, here are some early spring bloomers to give you a place to start:

1. Tulips are probably one of the best known of the spring flowers. They come in many colors and sizes and they are one of the early bloomers in the spring. You can easily make a whole flower garden just focusing on the various colors and heights of tulips. Seeing the beautiful colors first thing in the spring can do a lot to brighten an decor, landscape or mood.

2. Daffodils are also a very popular early spring flower. They come in over 200 varieties and are bulbs that are planted in the fall. Two of the most popular colors are yellow and white, you have probably seen these flowers often in the spring but maybe just didn’t know what they were.

These flowers will continue to bloom for up to six weeks. These flowers are easy for beginners to grow. The one tip you need to remember is to not plant them near evergreens since the evergreen will leach a lot of the nutrients from the soil making it harder for the Daffodils to grow.

3. Irises will bloom anytime between April and June. They come in multiple heights and colors so you can add several varieties to your border for a beautiful look with multiple colors. They don’t require any special soil or a lot of maintenance so they are a great flower for the new gardener. Just make sure the soil is well drained, that’s all you need to really worry about.

With any of these flowers, you can cut them and make gorgeous bouquets for your home all season long. Adding one or more of these flowers to your borders and to your home can add a lot of color and beauty, and who wouldn’t want that?

Flowers in spring are a great way to welcome the new season and shake of the blues and the blahs of the long cold winter. Anyone who lives in a colder climate always looks forward to some beauty and heat. While flowers may not really provide a lot of heat, they sure can provide color. It also can life the spirits of all of us winter weary people.

Run Background Check-Free Trial Practice

 

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Some people will do anything they can to take advantage of others. To minimize the possibility that something bad happens to you or a member of your family, before inviting someone into your life learn how to run background check on them.

These days we all have instant access to any amount of information we want and because of that we need to know all we can about the people we do business with and invite into our lives.

Identity theft and scams are running rampant and can have very negative effects on the lives of those who find themselves in the middle of one.

There are many reasons to want to run background check on someone and they include:

1. Your family – If you have small children in daycare, you do not want to just plunk them into the nearest daycare facility, you must look out for them by checking out the owner and employees.

You may be a single parent who has met someone who you think could be special. Check them out so you can be sure you are not bringing someone dangerous into your household who could hurt either you or your children. Do this also for your teenage daughter’s new boyfriend.

2. A new job – Most employers will check out prospective new hire’s. If you are one of those prospective new hire’s expect a check into your history. If you have been honest on your resume and in the interview then you should have nothing to worry about but if you have told lies, they may well come out in the background check.

Some may see this is an invasion of privacy, but as a potential employee, they must be able to trust that you are going to benefit their company and not run off with all their money.

3. Privacy – Especially important when making purchases on the internet. Willfully giving out your private, sensitive information could be used against you and by the time you figure it all out it could be too late. Learning all you can about who you are doing business with can save you some major headaches in the future.

There are many sites online that offer this service. Some will let you start with a seven day free trial to practice doing searches before they charge your credit card. You could do the work yourself but if you do not really know what you are doing, it could take a while to get the information you need.

Your quickest, best option is to use an online service. It really does not get any easier. Research these sites as well, you want to be able to get the most for your money especially if all you have to go on is a name, phone number, or email address.

Learn how to run background check and keep your peace of mind. Avoidance is the best way to keep the bad people away and keep yourself and your family as safe as possible.

Road Trips For Vacation May Be In The Past

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We all need a break once in a while. It is a simple fact of the human psyche, we do not tolerate endless stress, we all have breaking points. So before the stress of daily life gets to you, go on a vacation to clear your head. You might think that a vacation would be wonderful, but you simply can not afford one right now. Well, if you are serious about going on a vacation, there are a lot of ways you can go on one even with a tight budget.

People say that Road trips for vacation may be in the past, now days it is all about flying to far away lands and enjoying themeparks and other extravagant entertainment. I do not agree with this. Especially in today’s economy, finding a cheap way to go out and enjoy yourself is really important, and road trips facilitate this.

As high as gas prices get, it is almost always cheaper to just take your own car rather than flying. Depending on when and where you go, plane tickets can be really expensive. Then there is the fact that you have to pay for a rental car and lodging. All these expenses can be removed by simply going on a road trip.

Going on a road trip takes a lot of planning, even more then a traditional vacation. This is part of the reason why people say Road trips for vacation may be in the past, what point is a vacation if it takes so much effort? While it does take some more effort, it does not take that much more effort and in the long run it can be worth it.

Some tips for a cheap, yet fun road trip are to take a large cooler and lots of food. If you can avoid eating out on your trip, you will save so much money. Eating out on vacations are one of the single largest expenses, so avoiding it is a huge plus.

You can also turn your road trip into a camping trip by taking along a large tent. Camping out is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, and it also saves you the expenses of hotel rooms. Even if you stay at a camp ground, they are often significantly cheaper then any hotel. For bathing, you can find shower facilities at a lot of the larger rest stops and camp grounds.

Another tip to save money on your road trip is to refuel on gas often. By keeping your tank topped up you can afford to look around for the best prices using the internet when available (a lot of cell phones have applications for this very purpose). Prices can differ quite significantly, allowing you to get the best deals.

While people like to say that Road trips for vacation may be in the past, they can still work. Really, they can work better now then ever before given how expensive a “traditional” vacation can be and just how tight our money seems to be.

Nanny Background Check-Absolute Must For Childcare

 

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If you have recently decided that you are done having children and now feel that you are ready to get back into the workforce you may consider hiring a nanny to care for your children when you must be at work.

This is a great idea but be ready to conduct some nanny background checks on all of the applicants who reply to your ad.

Nanny background checks are an absolute must, and you also must be as thorough as possible. So many people slip through the cracks and pass these background checks after committing some pretty heinous crimes against children.

Sometimes the people who seem the sweetest and most caring turn out to be convicted felons. They seem nice because they are masters at getting what they want an they know how to manipulate the system and individuals like you could pay the price for their knowledge.

Here are some pointers you should keep in mind while doing your interviewing:

First, you should tell the applicants that you plan to check out their background. If you are doing this all yourself you should get them to sign a form giving you their permission to do so.

If they come from an agency your work may already have been done for you, so call the agency first to find out more. Do not stop there, however, still conduct your own mini investigation into their past.

The following is a list of questions that should be asked:

Personal information: Ask for the applicant’s date and place of birth, social security number, and addresses where they lived going back five years.

Employment records: Ask for a full employment history going back ten years. Have them explain, to your satisfaction, any gaps in employment. Contact at least the last three employers for professional references. You alos have the right to ask for personal references as well.

Education records: Verifying an applicant’s education records can help you figure out if they are who they say they are. Call the school and ask for transcripts or if the applicant claims to have formal nursing or childcare qualifications and experience, you can verify their license number online and see if there are any disciplinary actions against them.

Driver’s license: Get their driver’s license number and make a note of the issue date and the date it expires. You can then check out their driving record.

Criminal records: Always ask about any prior criminal history. They may feel embarrassed to tell you but if you are going to trust them and hire them you need to know the full truth. You can do this yourself by visiting the county courthouses in each of the areas the applicant has lived.

All of this can be time consuming for you to do by yourself but there are organizations out there that will help do the screenings of your applicants for you.

A nanny agency that is a member of the Alliance of Professional Nanny Agencies will know all about how to do nanny background checks because it is a pre-requisite for membership.

Mini Vacation Great For The Mentally Drained

 

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We could all use a break from time to time. The daily grind of our lives can leave us tired and mentally drained. A vacation gives us a chance to rest and rejuvenate ourselves. But due to the current economic situation, not all of us can afford to go on a grand vacation for a week. Those are typically fairly expensive, costing several hundred dollars minimum.

So what are you to do if you can not afford a normal vacation? Are you suppose to just suffer through it and not go on one? I do not agree with that idea. Even if you can not afford a “proper” vacation, there are a lot of alternatives such as a Mini vacation.

Going on a sort of miniature vacation allows you to clear your mind for a couple of days and recharge yourself for the hectic days to come. What I mean by this little vacations is that, instead of spending a week in Florida and going to Disney world, you do something on a much smaller scale.

Depending on where you live, you could be fairly close to a major city. A lot of major cities offer a variety of entertainment options that are all new and exciting to people from the suburbs. Simply spending a long weekend in a major city and taking in the sights can be a great Mini vacation. It gives you plenty of entertainment, does not take that much time, and above all it can be really cheap.

Another great idea for a small break is to go on a camping trip. This is easily the cheapest vacation you can get. Just grab your friends and family, a tent or two and go out and rough it for a few days. This can be a lot of fun for the more adventurous individual.

You can go to a camping ground, which may or may not cost you a little money but it also provides some facilities like showers. Or you can go all out and pitch your tent out in the wilds, living off nature (and whatever you brought of course) for a weekend.

If camping is not your thing and you do not really want to go o a major city, you could always look up local theme parks and water parks. Simply spending a day at a place like this can be exhausting, but mentally rewarding. They can be a little pricey but they are still significantly cheaper then going on a full fledged vacation.

If you have some money to spare and a little more time to use on your Mini vacation, then you could bundle a day at the amusement park with a stay at a hotel or resort. This idea will still cost a fair bit of money, but if it is only for a couple days it should be doable for a lot of people.

Going on a vacation does not have to be some extravagant, lengthy, and costly endeavor. You can enjoy yourself for a few days to change things up, and you can do so with only a little money.

Lose Belly Fat – Stability Ball Exercises To Shed The Pounds

 

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Obesity is, if you’ll pardon the pun, a growing epidemic in many parts of the world. What may surprise you is that you may be at more risk for certain diseases if you have extra fat around your tummy. That “spare tire” may be killing you, so doing what you can to lose belly fat is a good idea. As you will see, investing in a stability ball will help you to shed the pounds.

You can get a stability ball at most stores that have a fitness section, but you may want to go to a store that specializes in sporting goods, and that will allow you to try out a ball before buying it. You can also buy stability balls online. Be sure to check the weight limit on the ball, just to be sure that you will be able to use it.

Your body will constantly be trying to balance itself when you’re using the ball. Chances are you won’t even notice a lot of these movements, but you can be sure that the ball is working. While there is still more research to be done, at least one group of researchers has found that using a stability ball during certain exercises can nearly double the number of muscle fibers in the targeted area.

Muscle is important, but it may not help you to actually lose weight, at least not according to your scale; it all depends on how well you lose belly fat, and how much muscle tissue you build up. The reason for this is that muscle weighs more than the same volume of fat. Don’t let that frighten you away from the stability ball, though. This is actually a good thing! Whether you want to look better or reduce your risk for certain diseases, what you are really trying to do is be healthier. Muscle tissue will not only make you look better, but it will also burn some calories while you are at rest.

Here are a few stability ball exercises to help you lose belly fat.

1. Sit straight up on the ball and pull your stomach in, trying not to hold onto the ball. Now alternate between lifting your left and right foot in a marching motion. You may not be able to lift them too high at first, but over time, make a goal to lift them higher and higher. Once you are comfortable with that, you can try adding a bouncing motion to the ball when you are “marching”.

2. Use the same position as you did for the seated march. This time, instead of using a marching motion, you are going to lift one foot off the floor and then hold it in the air for 5 to 10 seconds before switching to the other foot.

3. Sit on the ball and use your hands for balance. Slowly roll your hips in a small circle, do this 20 times in one direction, then 20 more in the other. Increase the size of the circles as you get better at the exercise.

These exercises may sound simple, but when done on a stability ball, they will quickly help you to lose belly fat.

Hospitals And Health Care In Foreign Lands

 

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People travel all across the world for a variety of reasons. Whether it is for vacation or business or family matters. A lot of people will have left their home country at least once in their lives. Whenever you go to a foreign country, there are always a lot of things you have to keep in mind. But there is one thing that gets overlooked a lot of the time.

That would be your health. The last thing you want is to get sick or need medical care while on a trip. But what can be even worse is requiring these things when you are in a completely foreign land. Finding the best Hospitals and Health Care in Foreign Lands is an important part of any travel plan.

While finding the best facilities and the best health care plans are important, there are also some other things you should do to protect yourself. The best thing you can do is just make sure you do not need any medical aid in a foreign land. The best way to do this is to take care of yourself before you even leave.

Make sure you get plenty of rest before a trip and keep yourself healthy. You want to face your trip to another country in the best health possible, not only to avoid the hassle of dealing with foreign health care, but simply to enjoy your trip that much more.

Another thing you can do to avoid having to deal with Hospitals and Health Care in Foreign Lands is to get a checkup right before you leave on your trip. Visiting your doctor and making sure you are in your best shape can save you a lot of hassle down the road, especially if there is something there.

Going off that, if you do find yourself coming down with something or sick already, try to get as much rest as possible and do what you can to get over that before you even leave. It is a lot easier to recover from a cold or something when still at home, rather then traveling around.

If you are sick and can not shake it before going on your trip, make sure to be mindful of others. Most likely you will be traveling by plane, and nobody wants to be cooped up in a plane next to a sick person. So make sure to take adequate precautions so that you do not make other people sick.

While these precautions can help avoid needing Hospitals and Health Care in Foreign Lands, they are by no means foolproof. So to better protect yourself use the internet to search for hospitals in and around the area you will be staying. Also look into getting travelers insurance to cover any medical expenses you might incur on your trip.

There are a lot of things you can do to make sure you do not get sick on your trip. By properly preparing for all eventualities and making sure you are mitigating the risks of getting sick, you can better enjoy your trip without having the flu or a cold drag you down.