Archives for November 2013

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Business Travelers

Our holiday gift to you: some helpful gift ideas for the business travelers in your life (shhh, we won’t tell if you buy them all for yourself!).Whether you’re always on the road or travel only a few times a year, these gadgets are sure to help make your travels more enjoyable!   1)     Noise-Cancelling Headphones:…

A Travel Checklist for Snowbirds

  Heading south for the winter? You’re not alone! According to Forbes, more than one million seasonal retirees head to Florida alone, with plans to stay for at least five months.  Before you soak up the sun, make sure you’re prepared. Lucky for you, we’ve put together this handy checklist to help you get ready for…

On Call in Action: Lost Wallet While Vacationing in Spain

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 you turn to…

Tis the Season to Be Healthy: Tips for Healthy Holiday Travel

You’ve read our post on surviving air travel during the holidays, but travel of any kind can be difficult this time of year—especially  if you’re feeling under the weather. Since it’s the season for giving, we’re sharing tips on how to stay healthy during holiday travels so you can spread some yuletide cheer (not germs!)…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: How to Get through Airport Security Faster

If you’re like most business travelers, you don’t have a lot of time to kill… at the airport or reading this post. Breeze through airport security with these quick and dirty tips: Double-Check Tricky Items: You could go to TSA’s website to review the list of prohibited items, but why waste time when there’s an…

Holiday Air Travel: A Survival Guide

Planning to visit your in-laws across the country for Thanksgiving or making your way to New York to experience the holidays in Manhattan? You’re not alone! According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of long-distance trips increases by 54% during the Thanksgiving travel period, and by 23% over the Christmas-New Year’s period.  Air…

Food Allergies & International Travel: How to Plan for a Healthy Trip

You’re having breakfast at a café in France. When ordering crepes you tell the waiter you’re allergic to hazelnuts and he assures you that the topping is hazelnut-free. Turns out, the waiter was wrong — thankfully the Benadryl you packed did the trick, but what if the reaction had turned into something more serious? If this…

Travel Assistance 101: How to Use On Call’s Nurse Helpline

Imagine: You’re traveling in Switzerland and you wake up with swollen eyes, a headache and a stuffy nose. The over-the-counter medication you packed doesn’t seem to be working, and it’s starting to put a damper on your trip. What’s next? You’re not sure if you’re ill enough to see a doctor, but it would be…