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5 Steps to Take If You Get Hurt While Traveling

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5 Steps to Take If You Get Hurt While Traveling

Travelling can be a lot of fun, but there’s always the risk that you might get hurt.

You could end up in a car accident, get food poisoning, slip and fall, or get injured while playing a sport.

In short, accidents happen.

That’s why it’s best to be prepared. If you get hurt abroad, here’s what you need to do:

1. Seek medical attention

The very first thing you should do when you get hurt while traveling is get proper medical attention.

In some cases, you may only need first aid. If you don’t have a first aid kit with you, however, ask around to see if the property owner or someone nearby does.

If the injury is more serious, you may need to go to the hospital or a clinic. Search online for the nearest ones. Depending on how badly you’ve been hurt, an urgent care might do.

If you can’t move or be transported, call 911 in the U.S. or an equivalent emergency number wherever you are to get an ambulance.

As a rule of thumb, it’s better to get your injury checked out even if you don’t think it’s that bad. Some injuries aren’t immediately visible (like concussions or internal bleeding), and getting proper medical attention could save your life.

Once you’re back home from your trip, you can always schedule a follow-up appointment with your primary care physician.

2. Report the injury to the proper authorities

Once you’ve addressed the injury itself, report it to the proper authorities. This could be the police, a property owner, a business manager, or an employee. It all depends on where the injury happens and who is there. Are you in a public space like a park or at a business like a restaurant or a hotel?

Wherever you are, notify the responsible authority about the injury so they are at least aware of it. They may also be able to help you file an accident or injury report.

3. Gather evidence

At this point, you should collect as much evidence of the injury and information about the accident as possible. This may include:

  • Getting the contact information of any witnesses to the injury or accident
  • Taking photos or videos of the injury and the accident scene
  • Making a detailed record of exactly what happened by writing it down or recording a voice memo
  • Keeping any medical bills, records, and receipts
  • Getting copies of any police or incident reports
  • Holding onto any other relevant information

All of this will come in handy later when it comes time to file your insurance claim or any lawsuits. Once you’ve returned home, getting ahold of this information will be much more difficult since you are no longer at the accident scene.

4. Notify your health insurance company

Call your health insurance provider and tell them exactly what happened.

Your insurance company will gather information from you and walk you through the process of filing a claim. The sooner you do, the better since many insurance companies have filing deadlines after which you’ll no longer qualify for compensation.

When you discuss the injury with your health insurer, be careful not to admit fault or assign blame. Doing so may work against you.

Instead, let the police work out who is at fault. Right now, all you need to do is explain to the insurance company how you were hurt.

5. Consult a personal injury attorney

Lastly, consult an experienced personal injury attorney.

They can help you navigate the personal injury legal system, which can be especially complex when the injury happens abroad.

Choose a personal injury attorney near where you live as opposed to where the accident happened. That way, you’re not working with someone who lives far away from you. If needed, they can always procure help from an attorney closer to the scene through a subcontracting arrangement.

Having a good personal injury attorney on your side can make all the difference in personal injury cases. They can provide you with the assurance and confidence you need to get through an otherwise stressful legal process.

Research local personal injury attorneys today so that you know who to call if and when the need ever arises.

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Helicopter Tours That Raise Hairs

Imagine flying amongst the clouds as you glide through the sky in a helicopter as your mind is blown by the incredible views.

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     If adventure is what you seek, there is no greater way to see your vacation destinations than by helicopter. Imagine yourself flying amongst the clouds as you glide through the sky in a helicopter – the mind blown by the incredible views. There is no better way to enjoy attractions then up a couple of thousand feet in a rotary-winged machine. They may be loud but a helicopter ride will easily be the most memorable experience from any vacation. Check out the best destinations to take a helicopter ride and see things from a truly unique vantage point. 

Las Vegas

     Las Vegas is one of the busiest helicopter tour destinations, with plenty to see in a short ride. From the Vegas strip to the Hoover Dam to the granddaddy of them all, the Grand Canyon. A helicopter is the only way to see the Grand Canyon in all its glory and majesty. The Grand Canyon is over 270 miles long and can be 15 miles across; something that grand needs a copter to see it fully.

Niagara Falls

     Most people will tell you the best view of Niagara Falls is from a boat in the water beneath the falls, but that’s not true, obviously, the best view is from a helicopter. Niagara Falls is just a massive sight to see and with all the tourists that jam the site, it can be difficult to have a perfect vantage point. If you really want an amazing view that is unforgettable, you must see the falls from a helicopter. Imagine the immense beauty of something so powerful as Niagara Falls seen from above in the peace of a smoothly flying helicopter.

Kauai, Hawaii

     If you have seen the beginning scene of Jurassic Park then you know that in Kauai there are waterfalls only accessible by helicopter. Kauai is known as the garden island because it’s so lush and only 20% of the island is accessible by car. The island has many amazing sights that have to be seen by helicopter to understand how massive they are. The Na Pali Coast is the Western side of the Island and is characterized by the huge, steep mountains covered in green ferns. The entire side of the island is unreachable by car and a helicopter is the only way to see it or you can traverse the 17 miles up and down over a two-day hike. The Waimea Canyon is called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific as its massive and beautiful. Plus there are a dozen or so mega waterfalls you have to see from a helicopter.

New York City

     New York City is the mega-metropolis city that we all love and never have enough time to see it all when we visit. If you want to really understand how huge NYC is, you have to see it from a helicopter. Imagine flying between the skyscrapers, above the central park and around the Statue of Liberty. New York is such an expansive city it’s nearly impossible to catch it all in one trip, but a great way to check it out is a few hundred feet up, in a whirlybird.


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Talking A Walk In The Best Beer Gardens Around The World

Drinking beer with your best buds, in a beautiful environment, with our drinkers can be a beautiful experience.

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     Drinking beer is always a great time, but doing it in a grungy bar can get old. Feel good about sipping your suds by drinking in a beautiful beer garden. You will have tons of room in a magnificent outdoor bar where you can stretch out and really take down a pint or two.
“But where are these gardens?” I hear you asking.

HOFBRAUHAUS, MUNICH, GERMANY

     This is the beer garden that started them all. The Hofbrauhaus has been in business since the 1500s which means they know what they’re doing when it comes to brewing the brew. That makes this the ideal place to get a humongous mug of brew and slurp it on down.

MOUNT TAKAO BEER MOUNT, TOKYO

     Head on over to a beer garden at one of the highest elevations in the world at the Mount Takao Beer Mount. This destination will give you fantastic views of the beautiful skyline of Tokyo which you can marvel at while chugging down a nice ale. The only way to get up there is either hike up or ride in a cable car.

BOHEMIAN HALL AND BEER GARDEN, ASTORIA, NEW YORK

     Head over to Queens and get your beer drinking on at the Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden. You can play ping-pong here as well as listen to live music so you don’t have to talk to your friends that much. Now you can say “Hey! I’m drinkin’ here!”

KONIGLICHER HIRSCHGARTEN, MUNICH, GERMANY

     If you want to find the biggest beer garden you can then head to Koniglicher Hirschgarten. This place is smack dab in the middle of a 100-acre-park so you have beautiful sprawling views of Munich and some tasty brews to boot. Now that sounds too good to be…brew.

CAFE VLISSINGHE, BRUGES, BELGIUM

     Head to Bruges’s oldest bar at the Cafe Vlissinghe. If you need a place to wash all that chocolate down then grab a drink here. In one word, this bar is charming. Actually, in four words it’s charming to the max.

LETNA BEER GARDEN, PRAGUE

     This beer garden has one seriously awesome view. You can drink while strolling along the Vltava River. If you’ve ever done some drinking around a river then you know it is quite possibly the best place to suck down on some suds. This place is great because it gives you the option of hiking with your brew or just taking it easy and taking it all in.

BROUWERIJ ‘T IJ, AMSTERDAM

     This place used to be a bathhouse and now it’s still relaxing its patrons but this time with beers, not steam rooms. This place is beautiful mostly because it is directly next to a huge windmill making it for a real unique drinking experience. Now that is definitely too good to be brew.


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Zip Lines For The Adrenaline Junkie

We talked to our travel team and came up with our favorite zip line adventures around the globe so you can keep on zipping you crazy zipper!

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     Riding on a zip line is the thrill of a lifetime. There is nothing quite like jumping off and feeling the wind rushing through your hair as you propel over various bridges or trees. No matter where, you’re bound to feel like a true superhero. We talked to our travel team and came up with our favorite zip line adventures around the globe so you can keep on zipping!

Zip World Velocity
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El Monstruo
     Puerto Rico is home to many great zip lines but none better than “El Monstruo,” translating to “The Monster” in English. This is officially the longest zip line in the world according to the Guinness World Record books. This line is astoundingly 8,300 feet long so you will be zipping on down for over a mile. Jungles are cool, especially when you get to experience them from a bird’s eye view, literally! You will be one fast bird too, considering this ride gets up to speeds of 95 mph so if you’re looking for a serious thrill then this is the one for you.

Cloudscraper
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Zipflyer
     When most people think about Nepal they don’t think about the awesome thrill-seeking adventures they can partake in besides climbing Everest. Well, maybe Everest will soon take a back seat to zip-lining thanks to the Zipflyer in the Himalayas. This zip line is unique because you will partake in a 2,000-foot vertical drop that will leave you squealing with delight. You better be an adrenaline junky if you want to take this zip line on because it is for sure to shock and amaze you all the way down.


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