Jungle Juice Bug Repellent – If you’re going to be planning a summer vacation to an exotic location this year don’t forget that if it’s beautiful, near water, and has a warm climate, then you probably have to fight the mosquitoes off at night. One of my favorite spots to vacation is the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean, and I know that the difference between a good trip and a bad one is bug repellent. The island has such a bad problem at night that I recall seeing a flyer at one of the resorts for a citronella pajama party. After doing some research before my last trip in 2012, I read the reviews on this brand, it was kind of scary to hear about it melting watch bands and plastic water bottles. But hey, if it’ll take out a water bottle it’ll keep off the bugs, and with it being 98% Deet, how could it not? Well I can definitely vouch for its effectiveness, at night I could hear the mosquitoes doing laps around my head but no bites. Definitely a good thing if you don’t want to look like a pin cushion at the beach… I’m pretty sure I could make a living selling this bug repellent at the beach based on how many pasty English, German and the occasional American tourist I saw, for some reason red mosquito bites really stand out on skin that’s been hiding from the sun for the last 9 months. Another interesting fact was that the locals seem to never get bit and when they did, it was only a lil tiny dot.. me on the other hand, it was practically a mountain.. non va bene! Oh and one last thing, apparently prolonged exposure to Deet isn’t a great thing. One of the side effects that I read about on the reviews was crazy dreams. I didn’t believe it till one morning I woke up after having a dream of a drunk Tom Cruise trying to break down my door and claiming to breath fire.. When I told my friend, he couldn’t stop laughing and said that he never dreams but it must have been working because he was having some crazy dream too. Moral of the story is, don’t forget the bug spray, some anti histamines and maybe even an after bite pen just in case you miss a spot.