Ebola: What is it and Should You Be Worried?

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  Update as of 7/31/14, 2:25 p.m. EDT: The CDC has issued a Level 3 Warning and urges all US residents to avoid nonessential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak. You may have noticed Ebola, a severe acute viral illness that is native to several African countries, creeping up in the…

On Call in Action: Traveler Gets Injured on Beach Vacation

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  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…

10 Overlooked Steps When Preparing Students to Study Abroad

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According to the Institute of International Education the  number of U.S. students studying abroad has more than doubled in the last 15 years. Their very first report in 1998/1999 stated 130,000 students studied abroad and their latest report states a total of 289,408. While living abroad is exciting and rewarding, it’s also a new environment and lifestyle change…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Common Medications That Cause Sun Sensitivity

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Did you know that many medications can have negative effects on your skin when you’re exposed to ultraviolet light? This condition, also known as photosensitivity, can cause symptoms ranging from itchiness to an uncomfortable rash, burns and blisters. If fun in the sun is on your summer travel agenda, you won’t want to miss this…

From Chicago to Japan: Squeezing More Summer Fun into Your Next Business Trip

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  While business travel doesn’t usually afford much leisure time, your next business trip doesn’t have to be all work and no play. If you’re headed to one of these popular cities for work this summer, you’ll find several ways to make your free time feel more like a mini-vacation: London, United Kingdom: London offers an…

Your Guide to Hassle-Free Summer Business Travel

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After one of the coldest and snowiest winters on record for many parts of the US, summer is finally in full swing — and with that, more Americans are itching to get away.  According to travel counselors surveyed by American Express Travel, 45% said their summer travel bookings are up compared with last year,  despite…

Warm Weather Roundup: Our Favorite Tips for a Safe Summer Trip

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The 4th of July and summer vacations are upon us. Have fun this season and don’t forget to check out our advice to stay safe and healthy on your summer travels! Beat the Heat: Advice for Safe & Healthy Summer Travels Long Weekend Travel Tips: Staying Safe & Healthy Plan Ahead: Don’t Let Summer Weather…