On Call in Action: Passport Snafu at Airport Security

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 to imagine how travel assistance…

How to Avoid Common Travel Illnesses

Last month, we talked about infectious travel diseases and how to minimize your risk of getting them. Luckily your chances of catching a disease on a trip are quite slim, but travel illnesses can crop up when you least expect them. Whether you’re traveling close to home or taking a long-haul flight across the globe,…

Productive Ways to Fill Downtime on Your Next Business Trip

You’re in London for a conference, and the last presentation ends at 2 p.m. You have six hours to kill before dinner with associates – now what? A recent survey by National Car Rental shows that 44% of business travelers reward themselves by spending their downtime sampling local cuisine (more than any other activity!) While…

Time Management for Business Travelers: 5 Sanity-Saving Tips That Work

A recent poll conducted for Fairfield Inn & Suites found that 67% of the most frequent business travelers said they work twice as much on the road as they do in the office. But with all the extra time you’re clocking, how accomplished do you really feel at the end of your trip? If you’re sick…

Beat the Heat: Advice for Safe & Healthy Summer Travels

Summer is in full swing and so are its soaring temperatures. If you’re planning on spending time outdoors during your summer travels, it’s important to take the following precautions to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses As temperatures and humidity levels rise, so does the risk of the following heat-related illnesses:…

Travel Health Update: CDC Health Notice Round-Up

Are you familiar with the Center of Disease Control (CDC)—an arm of the U.S. Government which keeps close watch on health issues and disease prevention strategies for U.S. citizens? If you’re concerned about your health, safety and well-being when you travel, you should be! Just as the U.S. State Department issues travel alerts and warnings,…

On Call Joins With Habitat for Humanity

Special thanks to our friends at the Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity for hosting us at a team build at their current project in Manchester, NH on July 9, 2013! This three family house was severely damaged by fire, and after three years of neglect, was purchased by Greater Manchester Habitat with help from the…

How to Pack Like a Pro on Your Next Business Trip

Packing for a business trip involves careful consideration. After all, your aim is to look polished, stay organized, and not forget anything important—all while keeping your luggage light and easy to carry. Here we discuss our favorite packing tips and how you can pack like a pro on your next business trip: Plan Ahead: Before you…

Plan Ahead: Don’t Let Summer Weather Delay Your Business Trip

We’re all aware that during the winter, weather conditions like blizzards and ice storms can cause widespread flight delays and even bring your business travels to a halt. Now that summer is officially here, your biggest concern is packing some sunscreen for any downtime between meetings, right? Wrong! In fact, weather-related delays are typically worse in…

Security Situation in Egypt…and How On Call Can Help

The security situation in Egypt continues to be unstable following President Mohamed Morsi’s refusal to step down despite a 48-hour deadline imposed by the military.  Millions of protesters have participated in nationwide protests calling for Morsi’s removal since June 30th–these demonstrations have turned violent in a number of areas as opposition groups clash with rival…