Archives for May 2013

On Call in Action: Asthma Attack in Malawi

Whether you’re traveling for business, school, or pleasure, it’s safe to say that things don’t always go as planned. (Good thing you always remember to pack your On Call card!) But here’s the thing: unless you’ve actually experienced a travel emergency (a broken leg, lost prescription, stolen passport, or even a legal mix-up), it’s hard…

Business Etiquette Abroad: How to Avoid Culture Shock When Traveling

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…

How to Travel with Babies & Toddlers: A Survival Guide

As anyone who’s ever traveled with children can tell you, it’s incredible to experience new destinations and other cultures with our kids. In fact, an estimated 1.9 million children travel internationally each year. And while traveling with little ones can be challenging –schlepping baby gear through security, off-kilter nap schedules, preventing boredom and the inevitable…

Q&A with On Call’s Dr. Wheeler: Medical Care in Sub-Saharan Africa

It’s no secret that more and more companies are doing business in Africa. In June 2012, President Obama issued the U.S. Strategy toward Sub-Saharan Africa, committing the United States to enhancing economic growth, trade, and investment in the region. According to the campaign, U.S. trade to and from Africa has tripled over the past decade and Africa is…

Stay Comfortable & Healthy Over the Long-haul (Flight)

Aching limbs, swollen feet, disrupted sleep, limited food choices…these are just a few things that make long-haul flights tough on our bodies. While most of us don’t exactly look forward to long flights, they don’t have to be debilitating either. Here are 6 tips for surviving that long-haul flight in good health, whether you’re flying…

A Business Traveler’s Guide to Staying Fit on the Road

Changing time zones, travel delays, client meetings, late-night dinners…let’s face it—business travel can leave you with little opportunity for fitness. And while you may be tempted to “forget” your gym clothes altogether, consider this: staying active can give you the energy and stamina you need to help you through those long days on the road….

Travel Assistance 101: How to Prepare for an Unexpected Legal Crisis When Traveling

Passport? Check. Visa? Check. Make sure you’re prepared for a legal mix-up overseas? Hmmmm…did we lose you on that one? The US State Department reports that in recent years, consular officers conducted more than 9,500 prison visits, and assisted more than 3,500 Americans who were arrested abroad. Not like you’re planning on breaking the law…