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Living the Adventuress Life: Island of Skye, Namibia, Italy & Free Travel emergency apps.
October 28, 2016
Dear VIA (Very Important Adventuress)

Welcome to another edition of Living the Adventuress Life, the e-zine from In this issue, I have several new adventures to share with you: Barbara’s favorite things to do on Scotland’s Island of Skye, Cam takes you on the backroads of Namibia, and an Italiana tells you how to find yourself in Italy.

What would you do if you had an emergency while traveling? I’m going to share with you 5 FREE travel apps for medical emergencies.

You’ll also learn what our favorite thiefhunter is up to in her world travels.

True Tales

Three great new features have been published since you last received Living the Adventuress Life.

In 5 favorite things about Scotland’s Island of Skye Barbara dishes on how the Island of Skye is a must-visit for the nostalgic fairy-tale-loving, adventuresome woman in us all.

To read all about it, CLICK HERE for this feature article, complete with colorful photography.

Fifteen Hundred Miles Of Bad Road: On the Road in Namibia Cam introduces you to an African country of austere landscapes, spectacular sand dunes, and endless dusty byways. Plus movie locations!

To learn more CLICK HERE How to Find Yourself in Italy Moving north, Italiana Trisha tells you how each city and its surroundings deserve a full week or ten days to say you have truly vacationed in Italy, to “find yourself in Italy.”

To read more CLICK HERE

5 Free Travel Emergency Apps!

There’s no 911 on the road in foreign countries that we know of—except in Ecuador.

So what do you do if you have an emergency while you’re traveling abroad? Here are 5 free apps you can put on your phone for a medical emergency:

1 - In Case of Emergency (ICE) - This app keeps everything medical about you—height, weight, blood type, medications, vaccinations, allergies—stored in one place. And with it you can find emergency services in over 200 countries. 2 - Travel Health Guide - Sudden strange symptom? Altitude sick? No need to google, as this app helps you figure out what’s happening. It also offers some quick remedies. 3 - Find-ER - This app was created by Air Ambulance Card, the service that flies ill or injured Americans and Canadians home to hospitals in their own countries. It stores all your vital information, includes your family and doctor emergency contact phone numbers. 4 - TravelSmart uses your smartphone’s GPS to find hospitals in 129 countries—all recommended by a reputable travel insurance company, Allianz Global. A big plus for this app is a translation feature so you can communicate first aid terms in your country plus a dictionary of common medications and their names in other languages. 5 - iTriage - Besides a list of common ailments and their symptoms and storing your important medical information, with this app you can find the nearest hospital and even get an estimate on how long you’ll have to wait. If you don’t have an immediate need, you can also use this app to make an advance appointment with a doctor. If you’re like me, you’ll want 2 or 3 of these apps on your smartphone, so you can double check information.

What is she doing now?

Our favorite Thiefhunter, Bambi Vincent, has been traveling in Europe and tells a sad tale about a woman whose bag was stolen from right next to her chair in a Subway restaurant in Barcelona! Bambi’s advice on how to protect your valuables while traveling is a must read. CLICK HERE

Travel Quote of the month

“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

Have you had a memorable adventure you’d like to share?

We welcome your travel stories from home and around the world.

You don’t have to be a "professional writer" to submit a story. A breezy, letter-home-to-your-best-friend approach suits us just fine, with a few facts thrown in, of course. 

We like your personal observations, how you felt about the place, what you ate, your most embarrassing moment, etc. CLICK HERE to learn more about the perfect length of your essay, and how to submit photos along with it.

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Happy travels!


—Carolyn V. Hamilton, Editor and Chief Adventuress

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