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Reading Time: 2 minutes When preparing for a trip, it’s not our first instinct to consider that a medical emergency may arise. But spending some moments ahead of a trip may help your travel companions, loved ones at home and medical providers better help you in the event of emergency.

In this post we outline what resources we used during a medical emergency, one that required surgery abroad.

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Redwood City is situated between San Francisco and San Jose. Stop off for a visit to this storied city as you make your way from San Francisco to San Jose via car or train.

The city became an important post during the latter period of the California Gold Rush (1848–1855). The city has since transformed into a manufacturing hub during the 1960s and 70s and more recently, a home for some of Silicon Valley’s high technology companies.

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Japan’s extensive rail system is a preferred method of transit for residents and visitors alike.

This post describes what a Shinkansen train is, the types of passes available for sale and answers to common questions related to train travel in Japan. This is a guide for beginners looking to get a sense of how they might incorporate train travel into their plans.

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Reading Time: 3 minutes This is a list of activity recommendations for an afternoon in Cadaqués, Spain, where you’ll find Casa-Museu Salvador Dalí and gorgeous coastline. We recommend connecting this itinerary to our day two of Figueres, Spain itinerary; the below recommendations can be completed in a leisurely couple hours. After the tour, depart for Barcelona, Spain, a three hour drive.