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January 2016
Traveling Abroad With a Chronic Disease: What You Need to Know


According to the CDC, chronic diseases are amongst the most common health problems in the U.S. and about one-fourth of people with chronic conditions have one or more activity limitations. The good news? International travel doesn’t have to be one of your limitations! In fact, with some planning and preparation, you can have a safe and enjoyable trip. Here’s how:

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Drinking Water Safety 101


It may come as a surprise, but contaminated drinking water is one of the leading sources of health problems for travelers, and can cause anything from mild gastrointestinal distress (traveler’s diarrhea) to serious bacterial diseases. In fact, the most common cause of water-borne illness is bacteria – such as E. coli, cholera and salmonella. However, you can protect yourself from water-borne health problems with these easy-to-follow tips:

Highs and Lows of Winter Camping


Winter camping with your trailer or motorhome can be a wonderful experience. The cold weather and a little snow can heighten the senses of true camping. The lack of other campers in the park can add to the changes you might otherwise not encounter. The managing of the heat, power and water supply can provide a sense of accomplishment.

Pesky RV Critters


It’s that time of year again, when your RV is sitting in storage and those pesky RV critters decide to make it their winter home. Usually around this time of year I get asked a lot of questions about what can be done to control rodents from getting in your RV when it’s in storage. Now understand, I am by no means an expert on pest and rodent control but after researching the subject I can offer a few ideas that other RVers use to keep rodents out of their RVs. You can be the judge on what works and what doesn't.

Repel A Raccoon Invasion


Awwww. That raccoon is so cute. Look at how he rips the grocery bag apart and scatters the food everywhere, and how clever he was in removing the lids off the trash cans and spreading the contents across the campground.

Important Notice: Good Sam Travel Assist is not responsible for costs or expenses arising from travel to a country for which a formal recommendation in the form of a Level 4 Advisory for International Travel from the U.S. State Department has been issued preceding your arrival into that country. We strongly urge all international travelers to continue to check for advisories in your destination country prior to departure at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go.html