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The Worst Travel Advice You’ve Ever Gotten

Learn how to find excellent first-aid remedies at grocery stores abroad and find out which travel advice should never, ever be followed. It’s all in our weekly roundup of interesting and new travel stories on the Web!

Fight Illness Abroad at the Grocery Store

Here we are, recommending more tips from The New York Times. We just can’t resist. This advice is gold. (Unlike the guidance offered in the last story in our round-up.) If you’re sick on the road, says The Times, hit the local grocery store. There, you can find natural home remedies for everything from stomach bug to bug bites. The Times also offers one very surprising first-aid use for pepper: Sprinkle it on your bleeding cut to slow blood flow. We’re serious.  See for yourself.

Biblical Park Has Donkeys with Wi-Fi

Donkeys with Wi-Fi? You better believe it. At a biblical amusement park in Israel, donkeys that provide guests with old-fashioned rides around the park have been outfitted with Wi-Fi routers, to allow riders to post about their experiences on Facebook and Twitter. This is according to Conde Nast Traveler, which reports, “[riders] get to do something biblical figures certainly never did: surf the web. …Sacrilegious?”

We think not. It’s our guess the guests who visit the biblical park engage in lots of practices that biblical figures certainly never did (like exchange modern currency for goods and services or take antibiotics)—and vice versa. Why not just accept it?

The Worst Travel Advice You’ve Ever Gotten

What’s the worst travel advice you’ve ever received? Budget Travel asked their readers this question, and the responses were fantastic. From taking bus tours to using travelers checks, these useless gems of advice definitely belong in the discard pile.

So, now it’s your turn. Tell us the worst travel advice you’ve ever heard!

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