Monday, February 22, 2016 10:14 AM

WELL: STAYING HEALTHY WHILE TRAVELING THE GLOBE

On a recent trip to Tanzania with four grandsons, my most important task (beside protecting them from the jaws of a lion or leopard) was to keep them, and myself, in good health. It would not have been much fun to be stuck in a tent next to the commode or flattened on a cot while the rest of the gang viewed a dazzling array of wild animals from the safety of a Land Rover.

Although I came prepared for the worst, I did everything I could to make our trip the best. And Im happy to report, no one got sick and we all had a great time.

When I described the steps I took to friends and physicians, they urged me to write about them. So here goes, along with a host of other helpful travel hints from well-informed professional sources.

No. 1: I reminded my grandsons daily, any water you drink or use to brush your teeth must come from a sealed bottle that you open. Ice wasnt an issue in the bush, but that too should be prepared from bottled water. When you take a shower or swim in a pool, ...

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