[Disclaimer from Staci: My better half is in Mexico now (while I'm stuck in rainy, chilly Baltimore, filled with jealousy), so you're stuck with me for the week. (MWAHAHA.) That said, I claim no responsibility for the fear-mongering Jen wrote below before she left. Let's hope this one-woman CDC is actually chillin' with a margarita right now.]
I'm already in Mexico, but I wanted to show you (or maybe just my mom and aunt) how I'm protecting myself against the dreaded Zika. I may not be pregnant, but I'm not a fan of paralyzing diseases or going to the hospital with dengue fever. So, I did a little research before I left and found the best ways to protect myself (and Mike) from getting bitten in the first place. And no, staying inside the entire trip or staying completely covered up in 90-degree weather is not an option.
Since I know I'm not alone in fearing the mosquito (it's coming for us all!), I thought I'd share what I ended up getting.
First, I researched the best protection against the carrier mosquito and promptly bought it. Turns out there are a couple of things you can buy, but only one was available at my local CVS, so thats the one I went with.