Planning a vacation is more than booking a sweet hotel and creating an adrenaline-filled itinerary. Sure, surfing the beaches of Rio or scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef are incredible experiences (and totally fit guy-friendly), but it's important to remember that some of the most exciting destinations can wreak havoc on your health—malaria and parasites as souvenirs, anyone?

So if you don’t want the trip of a lifetime to end with a hospital stopover, you'll want to be aware of these 10 diseases you can catch while on vacation.

And a pro tip: Always check this CDC site before you start packing.