Common Infectious Travel Diseases…and How to Avoid Them

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In a quest for off the beaten path travel experiences, finding the perfect balance between fun and safety isn’t always easy. You don’t want to miss out on exotic foods, beverages and activities when you travel to faraway lands, but take the wrong risks and you could end up with some unhealthy surprises. We’ve put…

Top 5 Unique Summer Vacation Ideas

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Planning a summer vacation for your family? You’re definitely not alone! This year, more than 75% of Americans are taking a summer vacation in the months of June, July or August – and the top travel destination is Orlando, Florida. If you’d like to avoid the crowds and try a whole new kind of vacation…

Travel Assistance 101: How to Get a Prescription Filled When Traveling Abroad

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You arrive at your hotel in Naples and you notice you forgot to pack your prescription medicine. Great, now what? Feeling panicked, you ask your hotel concierge where the closest pharmacy is located, and as luck would have it there is a pharmacy right down the street from your hotel. Now all you have to…

Business Etiquette Abroad: How to Avoid Culture Shock When Traveling

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Interacting with clients or colleagues in different countries requires respect for some subtle and not so subtle cultural differences between U.S. and foreign business practices. While it would be impossible for us to cover cultural nuances for every country in the world, we’ve compiled this list of best practices and interesting examples from some of…

3 Ways Travelers Can Protect Themselves (and Others) from Polio

Polio is a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease caused by a virus that invades the brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis.  When you first hear the word “polio,” you probably don’t think of a global health emergency. The disease has been around for 5,000 years and has been on a steady decline since the…

Healthy Travel Tips for Pregnant Travelers

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What to expect when you are eagerly awaiting the birth of your child is always a hot topic of conversation for moms to be. Whether you’re traveling for a “babymoon” with your partner or hitting the road for business, you’re not alone. Many expectant moms don’t let pregnancy stop them from taking a trip. That’s…