Author: Christa Danisewicz

Travel Assistance 101: How a Commercial Medical Evacuation Works

Airplane on a runway

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!… Read more »

A Travel Checklist for Snowbirds

Older man and woman at poolside

  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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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

Epipen

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

On Call in Action: Student Injures Ankle in Ecuador

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: Study Abroad Student Fractures… Read more »

No-SPAM TNI

We feel like you should be able to enjoy #TNI without the SPAM. The feed below will let you do just that, and you can Tweet in at the bottom of the widget. This updates every 10 seconds or so. Enjoy the conversation! Your friends at On Call #TNI Tweets about “#tni -HIDEREF” #TNI is… Read more »

Flu Vaccine FAQs

Fall is in full swing and ready or not, it’s time to start thinking about flu season.  According to the experts at flu.gov, seasonal flu activity usually peaks in January or February, but it can occur as early as October. This means one thing for folks who don’t want their travel plans derailed by the flu—get your… Read more »

Travel Assistance 101: How Does Natural Disaster Evacuation Work?

  In 2012, there were 905 natural catastrophes worldwide, 93% of which were weather-related disasters. In recent years, we have witnessed some unforgettable natural disasters that had a tremendous impact on travelers— the 2012 Typhoon in the Philippines, the 2011 Japanese Tsunami, the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti (just to name a few). Encountering a natural… Read more »

On Call in Action: Lost Luggage on European Vacation

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: Traveler’s Luggage… Read more »