If you’re planning a special holiday next year (or even before the year ends), the staff member from one of the world’s renowned travel guides has a few ideal locations in mind. In an article for KTUU, CNN travel correspondent Katia Hetter features the list compiled by Lonely Planet:
Whether you want a cosmopolitan city, a central spot from which to explore nature or a hidden gem not yet discovered by great hordes of tourists, Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities for 2015 has a spot for you.
It must be worthy of the traveler planning his or her special vacation for the following year, says Tom Hall, Lonely Planet’s digital editorial director.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel top 10 cities for 2015
- Washington, United States
- El Chalten, Argentina
- Milan, Italy
- Zermatt, Switzerland
- Valletta, Malta
- Plovdiv, Bulgaria
- Salisbury, United Kingdom
- Vienna, Austria
- Chennai, India
- Toronto, Canada
Before you book a flight out of Alaska and finalize your vacation plans, sort out your health concerns first. Naturally, you don’t want to acquire any illness and end up extending your vacation with sick days; health care professionals can help you avoid that.
Seek urgent care in Anchorage so you can arm yourself against infections when traveling, especially if you’re going to an exotic destination or visiting crowded places. In foreign lands (particularly developing countries), contagious diseases like flu, measles, and typhoid may be prevalent, so vaccines and booster shots against these ailments would come in handy.
You might also be concerned with the dreaded Ebola outbreak. Even if you’re not traveling to places where it’s rampant, a recent study showed that up to three Ebola-infected individuals may fly by plane every month (most commonly in flights with African or European destinations). Since there’s no vaccine yet, a strong immunity and rigorous hygienic practices would be your best defenses.
An Anchorage urgent care clinic like Primary Care Associates can give you a general physical and provide medical advice to gauge and boost your immune system. You may be given vitamins and important hygiene tips to avoid contracting infections as much as possible. By ensuring your health throughout your trips, you’re more likely to take home great memories and souvenirs, instead of diseases.
(Source: Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities for 2015, KTUU, October 20, 2014)