Archives for February 2013

What is an Air Ambulance and What Does it Look Like?

Sometimes, we travel to amazing places off the beaten path where the medical care isn’t that great. While we expect our trips to go off without a hitch (and most times they do!), if you experience a serious illness or injury away from home, an emergency medical evacuation via private air ambulance can get you…

How to Avoid the Flu While Traveling…and What to Do if You Get It

If you were to read CDC’s most recent Fluview report, you’d see some relatively good news—at least compared to last month’s headlines. While influenza activity persists in parts of the country, activity is decreasing nationally. So does this mean we’re in the clear? Most medical experts would say, “not a chance.” In fact, if you…

8 Tips for Protecting Your Identity When You Travel

Recent studies show that identity theft is a $37 billion crime that affects 1 in 25 Americans with the average victim paying out $631 in out-of-pocket costs and 33 hours of their time. And it doesn’t just happen at home—in fact, you may be even more vulnerable to it while traveling because you’re carrying your…

Keep Your Cool: What to Do If Your Passport is Lost or Stolen While Traveling

What would you do if your passport was lost or stolen while traveling overseas? The bad news—it could eat up a little bit of your time, money, and patience (and potentially delay your trip). The good news? If you’re prepared and know what to expect, you can actually make things a lot easier on yourself….

Need a Passport ASAP? A Step-by-Step Guide for the Last Minute Traveler

It happens to the best of us. You’re leaving for your trip soon and you just realized that your passport is about to expire. There is no way you can possibly wait 4-6 weeks for routine service—so now what? On Call members, pick up your phone and we’ll give you a hand—the rest of us?…

Spring Break Travel: 7 Tips for a Safe and Healthy Trip

No more pencils, no more books…yes, after a long winter, spring break is finally on its way, and with it, the time-honored tradition of getting away for a well-deserved break from school or work. But before pack your bags and head out the door, make sure you check out these tips for a safe and…

Goodbye Cold: Tips for Healthy Warm Weather Winter Travel

Ready to escape the frosty air and spend a few days in a tropical locale this winter? Before you relax, soak up the sun and let your guard down, don’t forget to take a few precautions to help you stay healthy during your trip: Educate Yourself When we picture ourselves soaking up the sun on…

Cold Weather Travel Guide: Tips for Safe and Healthy Winter Fun

Taking a trip to a winter wonderland? While traveling to a chilly destination can be just as fun and enjoyable as a warm weather trip, the truth is, it requires a little extra preparation (and a little extra patience for bad weather snafus!). Whether you’re planning a ski adventure in Colorado, a business trip in…