Author: Christa Danisewicz

On Call in Action: Passport Snafu at Airport Security

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… Read more »

How to Avoid Common Travel Illnesses

Last month, we talked about infectious travel diseases and how to minimize your risk of getting them. Luckily your chances of catching a disease on a trip are quite slim, but travel illnesses can crop up when you least expect them. Whether you’re traveling close to home or taking a long-haul flight across the globe,… Read more »

Time Management for Business Travelers: 5 Sanity-Saving Tips That Work

A recent poll conducted for Fairfield Inn & Suites found that 67% of the most frequent business travelers said they work twice as much on the road as they do in the office. But with all the extra time you’re clocking, how accomplished do you really feel at the end of your trip? If you’re sick… Read more »

Travel Health Update: CDC Health Notice Round-Up

Are you familiar with the Center of Disease Control (CDC)—an arm of the U.S. Government which keeps close watch on health issues and disease prevention strategies for U.S. citizens? If you’re concerned about your health, safety and well-being when you travel, you should be! Just as the U.S. State Department issues travel alerts and warnings,… Read more »

On Call Joins With Habitat for Humanity

Special thanks to our friends at the Greater Manchester Habitat for Humanity for hosting us at a team build at their current project in Manchester, NH on July 9, 2013! This three family house was severely damaged by fire, and after three years of neglect, was purchased by Greater Manchester Habitat with help from the… Read more »

How to Pack Like a Pro on Your Next Business Trip

Packing for a business trip involves careful consideration. After all, your aim is to look polished, stay organized, and not forget anything important—all while keeping your luggage light and easy to carry. Here we discuss our favorite packing tips and how you can pack like a pro on your next business trip: Plan Ahead: Before you… Read more »

Security Situation in Egypt…and How On Call Can Help

The security situation in Egypt continues to be unstable following President Mohamed Morsi’s refusal to step down despite a 48-hour deadline imposed by the military.  Millions of protesters have participated in nationwide protests calling for Morsi’s removal since June 30th–these demonstrations have turned violent in a number of areas as opposition groups clash with rival… Read more »

On Call in Action: Throat Infection in the Bahamas

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: Family Trip… Read more »

Tips on Tipping Abroad: A Country-by-Country Guide for Business Travelers

Tipping is one of the most common etiquette challenges we face when traveling in foreign countries. While tipping is pretty much mandatory in the U.S., not all countries play by the same rules. In fact, in some destinations, like Japan, a tip is actually considered an offensive display of wealth and pity—leave a 20% tip… Read more »

Destination Spotlight: 5 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Cuba

For 60+ years, travel to Cuba from the U.S. has been the “forbidden fruit” that many travelers have been dying to taste. And since the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC ) lifted some travel restrictions and continues to grant People-to-People licenses to select tour operators, American travelers are finally allowed to visit Cuba…legally. But… Read more »