Travel Cards – Don’t get Stung – Don’t Use Them in my Opinion

 

I know from experience with these cards and so does my Grandson,  who is in Holland at the moment.

Inactivity fees are number one. If you don’t use your card for some time they charge you inactivity fees. I mean how stupid is that.

Not just one charge  by the look of this statement the charge was every day. Robbery thats what I say.

This person took their eye off the ball as she said. “Time went by, the cards stayed in a bottom drawer and in the end I lost more than €36.00 from one and US$24 from the other in inactivity fees”

“That was back in 2013 when I was using Travelex Cash Passports and the monthly fees were €2 and US$2 after a year of inactivity. Today Travelex has Travel Cards instead, and their inactivity fee is $4 a month after 12 months of no usage. They also have a 2.95 per cent domestic withdrawal fee if you try to get your money out in Australia and a $10 fee to move any money you have left to your own bank account when you close your account”.

In my experience just using your own credit card is the most efficient and quickest card to use. 

“You do need to pay attention to what you’re agreeing to, and do the maths on any card purchase fees, loading fees, reloading fees, transaction fees, ATM fees (remembering ‘free ATM’ doesn’t cover what the local ATM operators charge), negative balance fees and closure fees before making any decisions”

 

For a card with 500 dollars in you can pay up to 30 dollars exchange rate which is a lot. So do your due diligence when choosing a travel card if you have to. Otherwise just use your credit card.

Another word of caution is that my Grandson found it was not always accepted in all place and that can be embarrassing especially if you do not have the cash.

Source – Escape.com.au

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Change Your water and Go Change Your Life

Here is the video link I am sending you . Learn about the health benefits this product can have on your body. Also there is an 8 page eBook that will give you all the benefits of this water just go to life changing-water.com
 
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Why You Should be Drinking Kangen Water For Hydration

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Unusual Signs of Dehydration

As you know dehydration occurs when you body is lacking in water and other fluids to function in a healthy way. Dehydration can lead to blood clots, seizures and other complications also effects mood and of course energy. That is why it is essential that you keep your body hydrated.

Here are six surprising indicators that you might be dehydrated.

  1. Bad breath. Saliva has antibacterial properties in it, but dehydration can prevent your body from making enough saliva.“If you’re not producing enough saliva in the mouth, you can get bacteria overgrowth and one of the side reactions of that is bad breath from chronic dehydration,” says John Higgins, MD, associate professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Texas in Houston, and chief of cardiology at Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital.
  2. Dry skin – Dehydration can cause dizziness not allowing enough blood volume so you are inclined to get dry skin. Flushing of the skin is usually because dry skin is not evaporating as well as it should. Dehydration can also exist even if the climate is cooler, it is milder but proper hydration is necessary .
  3. Muscle cramps – When you overheat it can cause muscle cramps if you are dehydrated as the muscles work harder and they seize up for the heat.
  4. Fever and chills – Dehydration can also cause symptoms of fever or chills. Fever can be dangerous so if the fever rises over 101 F be sure to seek medical advise.
  5. Food cravings, especially for sweets – This can also be a sign of dehydration. Mistaking a craving that you are hungry but in fact you are dehydrated.  The liver which use water to release some glycogens and other components of your energy stores, so you can actually get cravings for food especially something sweet or salty snacks as your body is experiencing difficulty with glycogen production.Instead of  those sorts of snacks go for high water content food such as fruit, and vegetables, that will help you stay hydrated. Watermelon is a good example.
  6. Headaches – Hydration is very important to keep the fluid sack that keeps your brain from injuring itself on the skull. As depletion of fluid can cause the brain to push up against parts of the skull and causing headaches. This can be quite debilitating so you need to be assured that Hydration is essential to complete healthy conditions.
  7. Yellow Urine – Urine is low volume and more yellowish than normal.

Ionized water is one of the best ways to keep your body hydrated and alkaline. This is where I will introduce you to that complete water system of Kangen Water.

If you go to LIFECHANGING-WATER.COM. You will be able to find out all the information on this ionizing machine plus a free eBook on the subject.

“If you don’t do different nothing will change”

 

 

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Hear This Young Man Out!!

I am an Australian resident, NZ born. I live 6 months of the year in Texas as that is where I do business.

I watch different political video’s from time to time but do not invade your space by showing them on my blog. This case is different. I have to be honest I am a Trump supporter (More than I can say for the Republican Congress) so you could say I am a little one sided but this young man is saying exactly what I believe but he does it better than me. He is a registered Democrat (just thought I would mention that)

I listen to the media over here in Australia and they are forever making fun and criticizing the President. I have not heard one positive thing from the media here. Shame on them. Cause they are only repeating what they want to hear not the truth. Anyway instead of me babbling on just take 15 minutes of your time to just listen. Think about what he has to say because he is our next generation and they should be heard.

Enjoy

Because ” If we don’t do different nothing will change”

 

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What Bit Me?

To be bitten by some unknown creature can be a little concerning to say the least. If this creature leaves its mark by a red throbbing welt on your skin chances are its not too serious and will disappear quickly. But there are the cases that some bites and stings such as wasps, fire ants and bees can cause intense pain and in some cases like my Mom, have an allergic reaction to wasp and bee stings. If so that can be very serious and may need medical attention immediately. Spider bites are a good example of,  get to that hospital or medical care as fast as you can. 

It is  always  best if you are going to an outside function to wear protective clothing and an insect spray and don’t eat food or wear fragrances that attract bugs and always carry medication if you know you are allergic to certain bugs. 

It is also so much safer to be proactive against bites as certain bites can also spread illnesses such as Zika, West Nile, Lyme disease from ticks rocky mountain spotted fever from a dog or wood tick, Chagas disease from kissing bugs. 

Precaution is the best medicine. 

 

  1. Mosquito – A mosquito bite appears as an itchy round, red, or pink skin bump. It’s usually harmless but can sometimes cause a serious illness, such as the ones mentioned above.

 

2. Bed Bugs – You probably won’t feel pain when a bed bug bites, but you may see a row of two or more red marks on your skin. Some people develop a mild or severe allergic reaction to the bug’s saliva between 24 hours and three days later. They usually attack open areas like the face, neck, hands and arms. The good news is that they don’t carry any disease so its just a matter of getting some medication to get rid of the itch and minor swelling. 

3. Spider bite: – Some bites rendered harmless others not so much. It can be an emergency. It can cause tightness in the chest and breathing difficulties , swallowing difficulty and swelling of the face. If you have any of these symptoms get medical attention at once.

Because spider bites can get infected with tetanus, the CDC also recommends staying on top of your tetanus booster shots and getting one every 10 years.

A bite from a poisonous spider like the black widow or brown recluse is extremely dangerous. The black widow’s bite, which shows up as two puncture marks, may or may not be painful at first. But 30 to 40 minutes later, you may have pain and swelling in the area. Within eight hours, you may experience muscle pain and rigidity, stomach and back pain, nausea and vomiting, and breathing difficulties. You might not have seen the spider that bit you, but always seek medical attention immediately if there’s a possibility you could have been bitten by a poisonous spider. Call 911 or the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222. In the case of Australia call OOO or get to the nearest medical centre or hospital.

 

4. Tick bitesThese can be quite dangerous because of the disease that they can carry as I mentioned above. If you get a rash or swelling from a tick bite especially Rocky Mountain spotted fever tick you need to get to the doctor immediately as it has been known to be fatal.

 

 

5. Flea bitesThese bites tend to be in about 3 or 4 bites in one area. These get itchy and you are inclined to scratch which could cause infection. The best remedy is “Don’t Scratch” those fingernails can cause the infection. The infections can be quite serious, years ago it was thought to cause the plaque.

 

 

6.Bee StingsThe sting can be painful and cause irritation for a couple of days but if  you have a type of allergic response, called anaphylaxis, it is a medical emergency that needs treatment immediately. Symptoms of severe allergy to a bee sting include hives, swelling, trouble breathing, dizziness, cramps, nausea, diarrhea, and even cardiac arrest. 

 

7. Lice Bites –  Lice bites are tiny red spots on the shoulders, neck, and scalp from small parasitic insects that can live on your clothes or in your bedding. The bites are more of an irritation and can cause quite a rash. Lice are not known to carry disease.

 

 

8. Ant sting and bite – Some types of ants, like fire ants, are venomous and can cause a severe allergy. Fire ants bite first to hold on and then sting, giving a sharp pain and a burning sensation. If you’re bitten by fire ants, you may see white, fluid-filled pustules or blisters a few days after the sting. They can scar thats why it is important not to scratch or take the tops off. Carpenter ants bites are also painful because they spray formic acid into the bite, which causes a burning feeling.

9. Mite and Chiggar bites Itch mites usually feed on insects but will bite other animals, including people. The bites usually go unnoticed until itchy, red marks develop that may look like a skin rash.

Chiggers are a form of mite that inject their saliva so that they can liquefy and eat skin. In response to the chigger bite, the skin around the bite hardens. As the picture above illustrates, the surrounding skin becomes irritated and inflamed, and an itchy red welt develops.

Mites have been known to cause scabies which is contagious from person to person. Female scabies mites burrow into the skin to lay eggs. When the eggs hatch, the larvae come to the skin surface, begin to molt, and burrow back into the skin to feed. Ugh the thought of it 🤢.  It begins to look like bad acne. Get it checked out by your doctor.

 

10.  Kissing Bug bites –  Now this one I know nothing about and have seen these bugs thinking they are just a bug from the vegetable garden but not so. Kissing bugs, also known as assassin bugs, can pass on the parasites that cause Chagas disease.

According to September 2015 research from the University of Texas at El Paso published in Acta Tropica, more than half of these insects carry the parasite. In the United States, Chagas disease affects about 300,000 people. 

The kissing bug appears to come out at night and can bite on the neck or face or eyelids and cause ugly swelling. Once the infection sets symptoms of Chagas disease can include fever, fatigue, body aches, headache, rash, a loss of appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting. if the symptoms become prolonged it can cause enlarged heart, heart failure, abnormal heart rhythm, cardiac arrest, or an enlarged colon, also known as megacolon. 

So if you have any of these symptoms get to the medical clinic.

Source: Everyday Health

 

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