Pro Travel Tips For Visiting Tourist Places Near Mumbai

Located on the Indian west coast, Mumbai has a natural deep harbor. It is surrounded by natures beautiful places which are perfect for a weekend getaway or a mini-vacation. The city is home to seven islands and aesthetic sites which were built during the pre-independence era and are major tourist attraction sites. If you are a resident of this town, wouldn’t it be more exciting if you plan a trip to a destination which you have never been to? 

 

There are multiple places to explore near Mumbai, such as widely famous hill stations for Trekking and Hiking. The adventure experience sounds perfect for throwing away your stress, problems, and to get a peace of mind in the allure of nature. The fresh mountain air, cold climate, long walks comes to our mind when we think about such places, but there’s a lot more you can do. 

 

Things to do when you are leaving for a weekend getaway, short/long trip. 

 

Amid the excitement for the trip, there is a tension of things like packing the essentials, and fear of forgetting something important is constantly on the mind of most travelers. We are here to reduce your stress by providing a list of everything you need from leaving for a trip to coming back. Here are the tips for you when you visit famous tourist places: 

 

  1. Pre-plan 

 

Never put afoot outside without prior planning about the trip. Chances of missing out essential things in a hurry might be high, and you want your trip to go as smoothly as possible, don’t you?

– Places you want to visit

Select the places you want to visit convenient with your time, transportation and expenses. Be it summer, winter or a monsoon season, the places Lonavala, Khandala, Panchgani, Alibaug, Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, etc. can be visited throughout the year. The natural beauty, picturesque green surroundings, grassy hills are the blessings of these places and are the most popular getaways from the hustle of cities like Mumbai and Pune.

– Pack accordingly

The number of items should be packed according to the days of your visit, like clothing and footwear. The temperature drops when you go the higher altitude. Pack a decent amount of clothes like woollen, leather jackets, mufflers, sweaters, gloves, beanies, leg warmers and comfortable pair of shoes for hiking and to walk around. Don’t forget the first-aid box, medicines, and a camera to click and record the beautiful scenery, which you can cherish later. In case you are visiting it in monsoon season, carry an extra pair of shoes, umbrellas, raincoat.

– Book tickets and Hotel rooms

Unless you are travelling in your own/rented car, book tickets a few days prior when travelling through roadways by bus or railways. Find good hotels and book the rooms online in advance, this not only saves your time but makes your stay easy, relaxing and you can spend the rest of your time exploring. 
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Giveaway – BioMed For Pain Relief #HealthyLiving #painrelief #GIVEAWAY

If all this sitting around is getting to be a pain in the neck, there are some really great relief products from BioMed. No matter what feels tight or is causing you discomfort, there is a heating pad that is sure to bring alleviation. 

Sunny Bay Hands-Free Neck Heating Wrap: Microwavable Thermal Hot Pack, Heat Therapy Neck Brace for Sore Neck Shoulder Muscle Pain Relief. Quite a name, but at least it’s descriptive. This comes in multiple sizes and colors, including some fun plaid patterns.  It’s easy to use and reuse, so there is a really good value to the $25 price. 

More about this product-

  • PAIN RELIEF: Release muscle tension and pain in neck and shoulders in the office, car, or at home
  • THERAPEUTIC: Easy to heat in the microwave, our ergonomic soft pillows stay put hands-free
  • COMFORTABLE: Flax seeds fill and soft fleece cover hold heat for up to 30 minutes for pain relief
  • HOT-COLD USE: Use as a heat pack for the pain relief behind the head or use as a cold wrap
  • REUSABLE: Can be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer over and over for reliable relief

Sunny Bay Lower Back and Shoulder Joint Heat Wrap with Strap, 10″x18″ Heat Pad, Microwave Hot/Cold Pad, Reusable, Portable, Navy Blue. Again with the long and very descriptive name, but at least you know what you are getting. In several sizes and colors, with the price depending on size between $40 to $46. 

More about this product-

  • ✓ unbeatable Large size: The amazing, Large heating area is unmatched by any portable heating wraps. The heating area measures 18 inches wide and 10 inches tall. It provides heat therapy to the entire back for most people.
  • ✓ Must have heat therapy: if you’re suffering from arthritis, knee pain, back pain, shoulder joint pain, tendonitis, neuropathy, sciatica, bursitis, fibromyalgia, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, hip pain, tennis elbow, Golf elbow, shoulder pain, shin splints, chronic pain, etc. You must try this product! The long-lasting heat works well to relieve your pain.
  • ✓ microwavable, portable, reusable & cordless: the back heating pack has extra-long straps: total 60 inches long, enough for a Large person to tie the wrap around the body. It stays on the shoulder or around your waist when you move around. It weighs only 2.5 lb. Most people will not feel the weight when doing light house work.
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Top 10 Immune Boosting Foods + Pro Tips to Incorporate Diet with Fresh, Healthy Foods

Can orange a day keep COVID away? Don’t we all wish it could be this simple. Well, the good news is we know fueling your body fresh, nutritious food can help boost your immune system to help fight off disease. If you’re looking for tips on ways to boost your immune system, consider the following dietary advice from Territory Foods Riley Rearden, LA Culinary Manager and Danielle Schaub, Culinary & Nutrition Manager, MSPH, RD.

1.) Load up on Vitamin C – Micronutrients support a healthy immune system.

2.) Limit Processed Foods – eating foods and beverages high in sugar or refined carbs, may reduce your body’s ability to ward off disease.

3.) Eat more Fruits + Veggies – which are high in vitamins, essential for immune system function to help boost your immune system.

Here are their picks on top 10 Best Immune Boosting Foods:

Berries (particularly blueberries, raspberries, elderberries). Berries are called superfoods for a reason. They may be tiny but they packed with antioxidants (beneficial for immunity, warding off toxins/cell damage, and decreasing inflammation).

Brazil Nuts– Brazil nuts have very high amounts of selenium. Studies have shown that increased amounts of selenium in our bloodstream are associated with an enhanced immune response. They also support thyroid function and the healthy fats are great for brain function.

Oysters– Oysters are very high in zinc which helps us ward off viruses and unfriendly bacteria. It also helps our bodies build and repair our cellular DNA.

Hemp Seeds– If you are plant-based, seeds are another great way to get your zinc. Hemp seeds in particular can contain up to 43% of your daily zinc recommendation. Seeds also are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, vitamins (like vitamin E), and minerals which all contribute to a healthy immune system.

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Experiencing Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park

With its vast variety of holiday destinations, Hawaii allows you to discover more unique locations in a single holiday than most other destinations worldwide. Taking the opportunity to explore the Volcanoes National Park will prove to be one of the most memorable destinations Hawaii has to offer.

General Information

Protecting some of the most unique biological, cultural, and geological landscapes in the world, the Volcanoes National Park also houses two of our planet’s most active volcanoes. Kilauea, which erupted in 2018 and Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano.

Measuring from 18,000 feet below sea level at its base to its summit at 13,677 feet above sea level, Mauna Loa stands taller than Mount Everest. With its gentle slopes covering a volume of approximately 19,000 cubic miles, Mauna Loa is also the world’s largest single mountain.

The Volcanoes National Park offers everything from Mauna Loa’s wilderness area, difficult lava trails, and freezing nights to Kilauea’s breathtaking rainforest, fresh lava deposits, and the windy Kau Desert. The shoreline is riddled with jagged cliffs and periodic lava flows.

Exploring Possibilities

There are numerous activities such as auto routes and hiking trails available in the Volcanoes National Park. The availability of these activities may be affected from time to time due to the active volcanoes. Here are some of the most popular attractions:

  • Crater Rim Drive – Hug the edge of the Kilauea Caldera and visit the stunning viewpoints where you can stare into the mouth of the volcano.
  • Chain Of Craters Road – Meander through 20 miles of volcanic deposits between the Holei Sea Arch and the Kilauea Caldera. This trail also allows you to view the alien-like scenery of the Mau Loa o Mauna Ulu lava field.
  • Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail – Embark on a 175-mile coastal journey taking you around the Big Island. This trail features sites significant to Hawai’ian culture and history, such as Pu’uhonua o Honaunau and Kaloko-Honokohau.
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The new COVID-19 bill

Shared via Children’s Defense Fund-

Late last night, the Senate passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package that represents an important step toward helping to meet the needs of children and families, the health care system, and states incurring huge new costs in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The package includes many provisions which will begin to help ease the burdens of this crisis for millions of children and families across the country, including:

  • Putting money directly in the hands of low- and middle-income earners with one time cash payments of $1,200 per adult and $500 per child
  • Supporting families facing housing insecurity with grants for homelessness assistance, an increase in funding to support low-income renters, and protections against foreclosures and evictions
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WHY YOU SHOULD PURSUE MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH?

With the increase in the challenge to provide better healthcare solutions and combat with emerging viruses and bacteria, the demand for healthcare staff is ever increasing. We have never witnessed the increase in epidemic and other infections in any era, as we have been observing for the past few years. The need to keep our society clean is more vital now, for this very reason. Providing public healthcare services as a goal is something not many can achieve easily. 

People working in public health services access the profession after achieving a professional degree in the public health department. These people work around the globe. They ensure that there is cleaner water to drink, the better quality of air to breath, healthy and nutritious food to eat. They perform their duties to promote health all around.

WHAT IS PUBLIC HEALTH?

Public health is the science that focuses on protecting and improving the lives of people and their communities. This is achieved by educating people and promoting a healthy lifestyle, injury protection, and facilitating new researches to treat existing diseases that do not have a cure. Sometimes, there is a need for a quick diagnosis, protection, and timely response to infectious diseases. The major part of public health is promoting healthcare equity, quality, and accessibility. 

WHY YOU SHOULD PURSUE PUBLIC HEALTH:

Most of the people hardly think about such careers and their significance in our society. The realization strikes when we are hit by a devastating situation like tornadoes, hurricane, and the most recent one, covid-19 virus. The world has come up under complete shutdown, and the demand for public health professionals has come up to the point that the world was never prepared for. Had we known that we were about to reach this panic situation? Where countries would have put incentives for the students who enroll themselves in public health education.

Read further to learn more about some reasons why a master’s in public health is beneficial and holds great importance:

 

  • An array of the subjects: 

 

Public health degrees provide a solid foundation for rendering services that impacts the overall population’s health. Master’s in public health offers a wide variety of options for specialization. You can select from a wide array of subjects like environmental healthcare, global health ethics, health informatics, behavioural and cultural issues, and many more.

Global health is the most talked-about issue at present, along with behavioural and cultural issues. It is essential to convey knowledge about health in our society and create awareness about prevailing health conditions without failing ethics. A Masters In Health Communication Online degree enables you to understand the health challenges that people are facing. It also enables a healthcare provider to know how to handle the catastrophes that hit upon us. Thus, making it a vital degree that one can pursue to serve humanity.
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Airbnb not helping hosts during COVID-19 emergency

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the toll the virus has taken on small business has been substantial. As a real estate agent and property owner of several vacation rentals, Janice Overbeck has experienced the effects on her business first hand. The financial crisis that Airbnb has left their 650,000 hosts in is getting attention all over the world thanks to Janice’s petition on Change.org. The petition is gaining traction and quickly making the rounds on social media groups and pages for Airbnb hosts. Unfortunately, the story is the same from host to host where Airbnb is overriding the host cancellation policy and refunding travelers 100% of the reservation with no support to the host whatsoever.

The petition points out the issues and is asking Airbnb to help small businesses during this crisis. “Airbnb is pulling rank and using their “extenuating circumstances” policy under the Coronavirus and refunding guests 100% of what they paid. This is a good thing and what they should be doing! What is not good, is that regardless of the Airbnb hosts cancellation policies, the host is left without any income from this booking and many hosts on Airbnb all over the world, (an estimated 650,000 small businesses) are being left in terrible situations right now, possibly unable to make mortgage payments come April 1st.
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Entertaining the Kids During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Those stay-at-home parents with little ones already know how stressful it can be to be stuck in the house all day with kids that need your attention all the time, it seems. Then again, before you would be able to take them to the movies, the park, the zoo, or to visit a friend to entertain them. Now, you are all quarantined to the house together. Those who have school-age children or who usually leave the kids at a sitter while they work outside the home are suddenly realizing how hard stay-at-home parents really have it. But we can help them keep the kids entertained with some simple tips that do not include going anywhere or seeing other people.  

  • Treasure Hunt: Write a list with items that kids can find outside. Some of these items can include things that are already there like four twigs, three white flowers, five small rocks, etc. You can also hide items outside for them to find like small toys, clothespins, a plastic cup, a penny, etc. For kids too young to read, draw pictures. You get the picture, right?
  • Crafts: Use those items the kids found to make things. Color the rocks with markers or paint, tape the flowers to the sticks to make a bouquet, color the clothespins and add the small toys to them to make a decorative chip bag holder. Use your imagination and theirs.
  • Television Time: Although you don’t want to just park your kids in front of the TV all day, some television time is fine. In fact, a lot of the shows on children’s channels are learning shows. There are still the old favorites such as Sesame Street, the Magic School Bus, and Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. But they also have new ones like Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, Doc Mc Stuffins, and Sid the Science Kid. Give the kids an hour or two of TV time during the day when you just need some peace and quiet. 
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