Archives for December 2013

Traveling Abroad With a Chronic Disease: What You Need to Know

According to the CDC, chronic diseases are amongst the most common health problems in the U.S. and about one-fourth of people with chronic conditions have one or more activity limitations. The good news? International travel doesn’t have to be one of your limitations! In fact, with some planning and preparation, you can have a safe…

On Call in Action: Grandma’s Unfortunate Encounter with Santa’s Reindeer

On Call International helps organizations and their travelers take a proactive and holistic approach to not only managing emergencies when they arise—but also planning for and even preventing them before they happen. Tune in each month to see how On Call International helps with travel problems, big and small, every day: This Month: Grandma Knocked…

A Look Back: Top Travel Headlines of 2013

From the security crisis in Egypt to the recent typhoon that devastated the Philippines, 2013 certainly was neck and neck with last year in terms of noteworthy travel headlines.  As December comes to an end, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most significant travel stories that shook the world this past year: Security…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Traveling with Medications

One of the most common questions we get from our clients is, “what do I need to know about traveling with medications?” If you’ve been wondering the same thing, check out our advice for making sure your medication gets to your destination just as safely as you do. Pack more than you need: This is…

Expert Tips for New Travelers

“The journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu Traveling for the first time can seem a bit daunting, especially if your journey takes you thousands of miles away. While excited for new possibilities you may also be a little nervous about the unknown.  Not to worry – we’ve come up…

Travel Assistance 101: How a Commercial Medical Evacuation Works

What do you think of when you hear the word “medical evacuation?” Some of us think of “M*A*S*H”- type helicopters rescuing people atop Mt. Everest or in the middle of the Amazon jungle. Others might think of special military ops and top-secret government assignments … or some of us might not know what to think!…