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Bitten by the Travel Bug?

September 5, 2019

 

Life on the road has never been as accessible or appealing as it has today. Entire careers and lifestyles built around traveling to the ends of the earth and back hold a certain appeal, especially to those burnt out and overwhelmed by the typical urban rat race. 

 

Lodging options are numerous and varied, sites like Air bnb offer entire homes, sometimes for around the same cost as a hotel. For the super adventurous and brave there is the youth hostel. Some say there is no better way to go. 

 

So what is the downside to this adventurous life style? This vagabond way of living life as if it were one giant never-ending vacation? Is there a downside? Any life style has it's share of stress of course, there is no such thing as a worry free life. There is one thing however, that frequent travelers must learn to deal with more frequently than those who stay home. A thorn in the Achilles' Heel of travel aficionados everywhere.

 

Bed Bugs. A downside to staying in a new room every week is that your risk of bed bug exposure is increased exponentially. Just washing the sheets is not enough to eliminate these pests, and they have been known to hitch a ride from place to place quite frequently. So the trick is, how do you identify a bed bug infestation before moving i