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10 Travel Tips For Road Trip In Central America

Traveling in Central America is not the same as traveling in any other part of the world so there are some things we should keep in mind, here are 10 of them:

1. This is a great and very important tip. Take some time to check the engine of your car and make sure it is ok before you go on a road trip. The reason why is: Central America is not the best place to just pull over and wait for someone to help you out with your car if it breaks down for two reasons: As friendly as people is in these countries almost no one stops to help people on the side of the road because it's a quite common trick used by kidnapers and if someone does stop unless you speak Spanish no one will understand you.

2. I know that I recommend trying the traditional food of the places you are visiting. But I also recommend being careful about where you eat because no one wants to get sick in vacation. In Central America you will find street stands and small rustic restaurants, that I advice to stay away from, as well as some great well know restaurants. But if you are on the road what are the chances of finding a restaurant right when you get hungry? So my advice is to pack some food to save some time and money. This takes me to the next tip.

3. This one is a short silly tip that I find very useful. Eating in the car means garbage in the car afterwards. Plus I'm sure none of us would think of littering the beautiful Central American scenery. So take some garbage bags with you to avoid the mess.

4. If your air conditioner is on, the engine uses more gas so you have to spend a little mor of money. So unless you're on the highway you should keep the windows open to get some fresh air and save money. But in this case I will have to recommend keeping the windows closed. The reason for it is that Central America's big cities have their share of crime and you wouldn't want to be robbed as you wait for the traffic light to change to green.

5. Avoid a stressful ride along a crowded highway enjoy the beautiful sceneries that these counties have to offer. Most Central American countries have highways and secondary more scenic roads.

6. This is a general road trip tip. Driving can be tiring and a bit stressful and if just one person does all the driving for hours it can become a bad and boring experience and the idea of going on vacation is to all have fun. Take turns when driving.

7. Central American countries are very close to the equator so the sun heat is very strong and you can get sunburned. Even when you are inside the car, it doesn't matter if the car has tinted windows if you don't have sunscreen on you will get sunburned.

8. This is a basic one: don't wait until gas is on empty to start looking for a gas station. The reason for that is that in some Central American highways you might not find a gas station for long distances.

9. Some highways or roads in Central America only have one track on each way. That can cause waiting in the traffic. Plus they are constantly being fixed so even if the highway has more than one track on each way you will find traffic jams. Plus bathroom, eating, refilling and gas stops take some time. So when planning a road trip always take unexpected stops in to consideration.

10. GPS is great but in these developing countries roads and highways are always changing. Plus these devices make mistakes. So just to make sure you don't get lost always bring a real, actual, paper map to Central America, one that doesn't talk to you.

 


The Find a Dentist Program of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

A dental emergency is like ticking time bomb; you know it is there due to the little pain that it gives but you would not know exactly when it is going to explode - sometimes it pops up on the very unlikely times, like during weekends when the nearest dental clinic is off for Sunday or when you are in the middle of the night. During these troublesome hours when your baby starts crying over some bad toothache, the best resort is to look for an emergency pediatric dentist.

These emergency dental cares are easily accessible through the "find pediatric dentist" programs of many dental institutions nowadays, these programs specialized in urgent oral and dental care. These services are available 27/7 and all you have to do is to go over their service hotline. Moreover, these "find pediatric dentist" programs have their own clinics where you can drop with or without an appointment.

In America, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has their own "Find Pediatric Dentist" who is open to anyone who would like to have information about their huge pool of pediatric dentists found all over the country - the organization claims to have at least a pediatric dentists in all corners of the county. In their directory, one can have all the contact information about a member pediatric dentist, such as telephone and emails addresses. However in the "Find Pediatric Dentist", AAPD does not guarantee that everything written in their directory is correct, for updates by the pediatric dentists themselves may happen anytime in between.

Good "Find Pediatric Dentist" Program

In time of troubles such as a toothache, it is best if the directory to turn in into is updated as much as possible, daily - it would be such a hassle to scan through the pages looking for the nearest pediatric doctor near you only to know that the doctor has changed location. Moreover, in a "find pediatric dentist" program look for an organization with members that are distributed to as many places as possible such as those of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentist.

Another important characteristic of a good "find pediatric dentist" program is 24/7 availability with the proper amenities to do home service - this may sound exaggerated for a toothache or any other kind of dental emergency; but this is simply what the AAPD is tying to melt in our mentality for an oral emergency is not a simple thing to attend to. For the AAPD oral and dental disability is reflective of other possible more serious disease and not seeking the right dental need is one step closer to the grave hence "find pediatric dentist" programs are established.

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