I am a travel writer. I usually travel alone
but my family sometimes comes with me.
It’s hard because they always have a
a lot of suitcases – look at this photo from our trip
to equator! There are eight people and
there are about fifteen bags! in my sister’s
bags there are three jackets, four or five
sweaters, seven pairs of pants and two
dresses. There are six or seven books too.
He never travels without books. In Myself
husband’s bag there is a pair of boots, a
a pair of shoes and a pair of sandals! And his
maps – he loves maps and always takes
But when I travel alone, I take a very small
bag. There’s a pocket for my ride
documents and inside there are two parts –
one for clothes and one for my laptop.
I never travel without my laptop! That is all!
When traveling with children,
family vacations need planning. Us
organizes clubs, activities and supervision
For children of all ages. As a result, they
have a good time and you don’t have to
worry about one thing. kids love our
holidays, and we love having them along.
All of our childcare staff speak English.
and have a large number of fun ways to
keep the kids happy. During the morning
and in the afternoon they organize nature walks,
face painting, singing sessions and games
on the beach. Older children learn to
sailing, snorkelling, try your hand at windsurfing,
practice soccer, or learn to play volleyball.
The kick-off of the holidays is about to begin, for example, Thanksgiving on deck.
Apart from spending time with the family, the best thing about vacations is, of course,
EATING! Family recipes passed down from generation to generation will take their place on festive menus. Unfortunately, there are dangers lurking in the kitchen and home that can put a damper on the holidays. Here are some common questions the NJ Poison Control Center gets on Thanksgiving.
I cooked the turkey with the plastic on. Is it safe to eat?
I ate stuffing cooked in the turkey. I will get sick?
My dog ate chocolate left on the table. That I have to do?
My 3-year-old swallowed two of my mother-in-law’s blood pressure pills. That I have to do?
Even seasoned family chefs can find that cooking is a Christmas feast for a large group of
stressful and even overwhelming people. Remember, it’s never too early to start.
planning and preparation. Waiting until the last minute often causes people to delay
cutbacks when it comes to safe food handling practices; put your guests at risk of
leaving the table with more than just a full belly!
Quick facts about food poisoning.
Food poisoning can occur just a few hours after consuming contaminated food.
Some symptoms are nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and fever.
The effects of food poisoning are not always immediate.
Forgetting about food safety is a recipe for disaster,” says Diane Calello, MD, Medical Director and Executive Officer, NJ Poison Control Center, Rutgers Medical School NJ. “It’s
important to remember that you should not be preparing
food if you feel sick or have any type of respiratory distress.
disease or infection. This puts your guests at risk of
get sick.” It’s easy to avoid food poisoning. Follow a few tips as you prepare your holiday meal:
While grocery shopping is fun, there are a few things to keep in mind:
Take care to keep poultry, meat, and shellfish separate from
produce. Make sure everything is in its own bag. You can even duplicate –
pack items to be extra safe! Keep meat, fish, poultry, and eggs at the bottom of your list. If these sit out of the fridge and in your cart for too long, they can become contaminated.
Finally, you may be tired after a long shopping trip, but make sure you
Freeze or refrigerate all meat, poultry, seafood, and dairy products.
Take these precautions while preparing your food.
Don’t thaw your turkey on the counter. Leave it in the refrigerator for a few days.
Wash fruits and vegetables well and make sure they do not touch any surface exposed to raw meats. Use separate cutting boards, plates, and utensils for cooked and raw foods, and be sure to wash them between uses.
Don’t forget one of the most important things.
wash hands with
warm soapy water!
Cooking Whether trying difficult recipes or sticking to a traditional family dish, it’s
It is important that you cook food correctly.
Use a food thermometer to determine if your turkey has been
www.foodsafety.gov for proper temperatures for turkeys and other foods.
Time to eat!
It may seem like a good idea to prepare all your festive food in advance, but
it is not safe to leave cooked food on the counter for more than two hours.
Use a warming tray or warming plate to keep food warm (140 ÌŠF or higher).
Similarly, don’t leave food that should be cold on the counter.
more than two hours.
You will most likely end up with leftovers from your holiday meal. This
It is important to store them correctly. Even if the food is cooked, it is still at risk
due to contamination. Keep leftovers in the fridge and make sure your fridge is stocked
between 40 ÌŠF and 32 ÌŠF
Food in the freezer can be kept longer, but again, set it to the right
temperature of 0 ÌŠF or below.
When you reheat food, make sure it is hot enough.
If you are using a microwave, check that the temperature of the food has
reached 165 ÌŠF or higher.
Food poisoning can be serious. If at any time during the preparation/cooking process you are unsure about something or think a food poisoning situation may have occurred, do not hesitate to seek help. Call the NJ Poison Control Center unless the person is unconscious, not breathing, having trouble waking, or having a seizure, then call 911. Poison control centers are a great resource for information and emergencies. Keep us within reach. Save the Poison Help number (1-800-222-1222) as a contact on your cell phone.
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