In college, a group of my friends went to Cancun, Mexico for spring break. One friend fell, hit her head, and had to be flown immediately to the nearest hospital. On the same trip another friend got extremely severe sun poisoning and the pictures of her skin will be burned into my memory forever. (No pun intended!) And finally, another friend became violently-ill with flu-like symptoms. Originally, I was furious that my parents wouldn’t allow me to go on the trip, but when I heard all their stories, I was relieved. I don’t know that I was prepared to travel to another country on my own, just yet.
Of course, we can attribute most of these happenings to teenage carelessness. Nonetheless, traveling abroad can be overwhelming and hard on your body if you aren’t prepared. Take this week’s quiz and test your knowledge on healthy travel.