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HOW TO Treat a Jellyfish Sting

by Globetrooper Chris | 1 Responses
How to Treat a Jellyfish Sting

For the adventure traveler that prefers the ocean waves, most popular underwater pursuits are not without risk from marine life. Jellyfish (more properly, jellies) are fascinating creatures, but a diver or swimmers first encounter with them can be a painful one and frightening experience.

In one of our offbeat Globetrooper features we study how jellyfish stings can be treated and how to avoid the danger in the first place.

Water themed trips, be they scuba diving, sailing or snorkeling all carry some risk of exposure to the dangerous creatures of the sea such as coastal jellyfish.

For those of us who enjoy the thrill of water activities when traveling, it definitely pays to also be aware of some of the risks from these creatures that exist in certain parts of the world.

All jellyfish possess specialized, microscopic structures called nematocysts, which, when triggered, shoot outwards like tiny harpoons. Continue reading →

Posted in Featured, How-To Guides | November 10th, 2011

Globetrooper Weekly Trip Roundup 9th November 2011

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Globetrooper Weekly Trip Roundup

Globetrooper Trip Roundup

The last week has seen a really diverse and imaginative selection of new trips and travel ideas posted onto Globetrooper, with many new users joining the site looking for exciting new travel partners and some great trip ideas coming in from the tour operators also. … Continue reading →

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HOW TO: Recover When Your Travel Documents are Lost or Stolen and STILL Enjoy Your Trip

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