Author: Christa Danisewicz

On Call in Action: Asthma Attack in Malawi

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: Asthma Attack… Read more »

Business Etiquette Abroad: How to Avoid Culture Shock When Traveling

Interacting with clients or colleagues in different countries requires respect for some subtle and not so subtle cultural differences between U.S. and foreign business practices. While it would be impossible for us to cover cultural nuances for every country in the world, we’ve compiled this list of best practices and interesting examples from some of… Read more »

Q&A with On Call’s Dr. Wheeler: Medical Care in Sub-Saharan Africa

It’s no secret that more and more companies are doing business in Africa. In June 2012, President Obama issued the U.S. Strategy toward Sub-Saharan Africa, committing the United States to enhancing economic growth, trade, and investment in the region. According to the campaign, U.S. trade to and from Africa has tripled over the past decade and Africa is… Read more »

Stay Comfortable & Healthy Over the Long-haul (Flight)

Aching limbs, swollen feet, disrupted sleep, limited food choices…these are just a few things that make long-haul flights tough on our bodies. While most of us don’t exactly look forward to long flights, they don’t have to be debilitating either. Here are 6 tips for surviving that long-haul flight in good health, whether you’re flying… Read more »

A Business Traveler’s Guide to Staying Fit on the Road

Changing time zones, travel delays, client meetings, late-night dinners…let’s face it—business travel can leave you with little opportunity for fitness. And while you may be tempted to “forget” your gym clothes altogether, consider this: staying active can give you the energy and stamina you need to help you through those long days on the road…. Read more »

Prepare for Life as an Expat: Part 2

In the first part of our expatriate series, we gave you some preparation and planning advice for your big move. So now that your visa application is ready to go and you can say a few things in your destination’s language, here is some advice for expatriates looking to stay healthy during their assignment overseas:… Read more »

Prepare for Life as an Expat: Part 1

The number of Americans living abroad has steadily grown over the past decade, as more companies are expanding their global operations and sending employees overseas. According to the Association of Americans Resident Overseas, more than 6.32 million Americans live in 160+ countries. A recent study by Mercer found that over 70% of companies expect to… Read more »

Less is More: Five Green Tips for Earth-friendly Travel

Fact: The travel industry is responsible for 5% of global carbon dioxide emissions and contributes to 4.6% of global warming. With our consumption of the earth’s natural resources at a rate of 25% greater than our planets’ ability to replenish them, this puts travelers in an interesting conundrum—how can we explore the world while participating… Read more »

Travel Emergency Prep 101: Personal Medical Information Form

We all expect our trips to go off without a hitch, and most times they do. However, if you experience a serious illness or injury away from home, recalling personal medical details during an emergency can be difficult, or in some instances, impossible. That’s why it’s so important to complete a personal medical information form… Read more »

Before You Travel: Key Phrases to Learn in the Local Language

While you don’t need to be fluent or have perfect pronunciation, learning a few key phrases in your destination’s language makes a great impression and could also make your travels much smoother. Below is a list of universal phrases worth learning before you leave—be sure to make adjustments to adapt to your own unique travel… Read more »