Author: Christa Danisewicz

Business Etiquette Around the World: Russia

Home of the 2014 Winter Olympics and ranked as World Bank’s top BRIC in their ‘Ease of Doing Business Index,’ Russia is a popular destination for business travelers and expats alike. However, it’s important to remember that this Eastern country’s business culture is quite different from ours in the Western world. Have no fear — we’ve… Read more »

Travel Assistance 101: How to Get a Medical Referral While Traveling

You’re on a business trip in Paris when you start to experience some unpleasant symptoms. You know it’s time to see a doctor, but you’re not sure where to go (it’s hard enough finding physicians you can trust at home!). You could check with your hotel concierge or try a local walk-in clinic, but you’re… Read more »

Winter Olympics: Health & Safety Resources for Travelers

Skating arena in Sochi, Russia

Recently, the Olympic Torch visited On Call on its way to Sochi, Russia. We had a great time hosting it and wish we could have followed it all the way there — after all, Sochi is known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes and is one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations! For those of… Read more »

Traveling With Wheels: Tips for Hassle-Free Flights with Wheelchairs

Man in wheelchair at airport

Although air travel has improved greatly for wheelchair travelers, the rule of thumb is to plan ahead. How? We’ve zeroed in on some of the most common air travel gripes for people with wheelchairs to provide you with tips for making your flights as hassle-free as possible. Know Your Rights: Congress passed the Air Carrier… Read more »

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: DIY Winter Emergency Roadkit

Attention road warriors! Whether or not you love winter  (and the driving conditions that come with it), you should pay attention to the 2014 winter forecast for several regions of the U.S. from the likes of AccuWeather, the Weather Channel and the National Weather Service. Even the most experienced drivers can run into unexpected emergencies… Read more »

Travel Assistance 101: How to Make an International Phone Call

Your trip is booked and now it’s time to iron out the details — one that comes to mind: how will I phone home? The good news is that you have plenty of options. The not-so-good news? Placing a call from abroad can be a tad tricky. For example, we know someone who spent an… Read more »

10 Business Travel Resolutions to Make This Year

THe start of 2014 is a good time to make travel resolutions

A fresh new year is upon us and perhaps you have some career-oriented goals in mind — get a promotion, land that big account, find a new job (to name a few). But for those of us who frequently hit the road, have you thought of adding some business travel resolutions to your list? Here… Read more »

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

Traveling with chronic disease - talk to your doctor

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Traveling with Medications

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… Read more »