It is an exciting time for parents planning a visit to the US to spend time with their children. But what parents need to understand is that the weather and lifestyle in the US are remarkably different from what they are used to back home. Any small change can lead to an illness, ruining your entire trip that you planned so perfectly. In order to enjoy your stay with your children, you need to keep yourself safe and healthy.
It is good to get a physical check-up done before you leave for the US; you can consult your doctor who can help you prepare for your trip. As medical costs are very high in the US, it is wise to carry enough medical supplies with you; you can pack a basic medical kit with pain relievers, fever medicine and so on. Also, carry an extra pair of eye glasses in case you happen to damage them or lose them. As the weather in the US can vary widely, carry clothes that are appropriate for the season. Weather related sicknesses are very common but you can avoid colds and the flu if you are prepared with enough warm clothes.
Before driving on US roads, it is good to get familiar with traffic rules which may be different from what you are used to; get to know the safety rules, so that you can avoid traffic accidents. At home, take time to get familiar with your surroundings so that you can avoid tripping or slipping and injuring yourself. To stay healthy, eat food that is safe and preferably homemade. Make sure you stay active by taking up a physical activity such as walking or yoga. As even a minor medical emergency in the US can drain your funds, it is good to invest in a visitors insurance plan to cover your health expenses and protect your stay.