Spring Break Travel: A Health & Safety Guide for Your Students

With Spring Break right around the corner, many college kids anticipate a relaxing week away from their academic responsibilities. However, since many students engage in risky behaviors during Spring Break, it’s crucial for administrators to provide information to assist travelers in making smart decisions while they’re away. Here’s a guide to help encourage a more in-depth…

Holiday Travel Advice Round-up

The holidays are upon us! Have fun and don’t forget to check out our advice for staying safe, healthy (and sane!) during your travels this season: Holiday Air Travel: A Survival Guide 8 Productive Tips for Long Layovers Tis the Season to be Healthy: Tips for Healthy Holiday Travel Holiday Business Travel Survival Guide How…

Ebola & Business Travel: What You Need to Know

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Ongoing news reports surrounding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its implications for international travelers have led to some uncertainty about the current state of business travel. In fact, a recent online survey taken by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) reported that 80 percent of respondents said that the Ebola crisis had little…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: How to Keep Your Medications Safe in the Heat

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Picture this: you’re visiting friends at their lake house when your allergies start acting up. You pop an over-the-counter pill — which usually gives you quick relief — but you still feel uncomfortable. In fact, after several more doses, the drug still has no effect. What gives? Think long and hard where your medication was…

Ebola: What is it and Should You Be Worried?

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  Update as of 7/31/14, 2:25 p.m. EDT: The CDC has issued a Level 3 Warning and urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak. You may have noticed Ebola, a severe acute viral illness that is native to several African countries, creeping up in the…

10 Overlooked Steps When Preparing Students to Study Abroad

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According to the Institute of International Education the  number of U.S. students studying abroad has more than doubled in the last 15 years. Their very first report in 1998/1999 stated 130,000 students studied abroad and their latest report states a total of 289,408. While living abroad is exciting and rewarding, it’s also a new environment and lifestyle change…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Common Medications That Cause Sun Sensitivity

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Did you know that many medications can have negative effects on your skin when you’re exposed to ultraviolet light? This condition, also known as photosensitivity, can cause symptoms ranging from itchiness to an uncomfortable rash, burns and blisters. If fun in the sun is on your summer travel agenda, you won’t want to miss this…

Warm Weather Roundup: Our Favorite Tips for a Safe Summer Trip

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The 4th of July and summer vacations are upon us. Have fun this season and don’t forget to check out our advice to stay safe and healthy on your summer travels! Beat the Heat: Advice for Safe & Healthy Summer Travels Long Weekend Travel Tips: Staying Safe & Healthy Plan Ahead: Don’t Let Summer Weather…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: How to Protect Yourself from Foodborne Illness

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One of the best things about traveling to another country is trying local, authentic cuisine. However, it pays to know a few basic rules so you don’t become one of the 10 million overseas travelers to suffer a bout of traveler’s diarrhea or other foodborne illnesses each year.  Luckily, you can protect yourself from foodborne…

Chikungunya: What Is It and Should You Be Worried?

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You’ve probably noticed that Chikungunya (pronounced “chik-un-GUHN-ya”), a viral illness spread by mosquitos, has recently attracted some extra media attention in the United States. The virus, more commonly found in Asia and Africa, has spread to a number of Caribbean islands and cases have even been reported on our home turf in Florida.  Health officials…