Author: Christa Danisewicz

How to be “Smart” with Your Smartphone When Traveling Abroad

In a recent mobile study, Google reports that 80% of smartphone users don’t leave home without their devices.  Sound like you? For those of you planning to use your smartphone abroad, here are some things you should know—and do—before and during your trip. 1. Find out if your phone will work: This may sound like… Read more »

Honeymoon Travel: A How-to Guide for a Safe and Healthy Trip

Planning a honeymoon or destination wedding? Lucky you (and congratulations)! No matter where you and your fiancé are headed, here is some advice for making your trip of a lifetime safe, healthy and worry-free. Passports and Visas: Generally speaking, countries have little tolerance for those who arrive without proper documentation. Instead, they’ll refuse to let… Read more »

Travel Assistance Myths…Debunked!

Travel assistance… it’s something that is so important, yet sometimes overlooked. For those of you that know all about it, you’re probably asking yourself, how could anyone leave home without it? We’ve wondered that too. But the truth is, not everyone knows what it is and how it can help protect your health and safety… Read more »

Go High and Stay Well: 5 Healthy Tips for High Altitude Travel

The higher you go, the “thinner” the air gets, and when you go too high too fast, your body cannot get the oxygen it needs. While many people can reach up to 8,000 feet without any ill effects, anyone who travels from lower altitudes to above 6,500 feet could experience altitude sickness. So whether you’re… Read more »

The History of Spring Break Travel: A Retrospective

Ah, Spring Break. Most of us think of it as a week of relaxation—usually in an exotic setting on a sun-filled beach, where we can temporarily escape from our daily lives. The experience itself has become a staple of modern American life, but have you ever wondered how this whole tradition started? If you answered… Read more »

Business Travel for Women: 6 Tips for Playing It Safe on the Road

Recent research shows that women account for nearly half of all business travelers in the U.S. This is rather astounding considering 40 years ago this number was a mere 5%. And according to a different study, 48% of the surveyed women traveling for business said they often travel alone. Despite advances in gender equality in… Read more »

What is an Air Ambulance and What Does it Look Like?

Sometimes, we travel to amazing places off the beaten path where the medical care isn’t that great. While we expect our trips to go off without a hitch (and most times they do!), if you experience a serious illness or injury away from home, an emergency medical evacuation via private air ambulance can get you… Read more »

How to Avoid the Flu While Traveling…and What to Do if You Get It

If you were to read CDC’s most recent Fluview report, you’d see some relatively good news—at least compared to last month’s headlines. While influenza activity persists in parts of the country, activity is decreasing nationally. So does this mean we’re in the clear? Most medical experts would say, “not a chance.” In fact, if you… Read more »

8 Tips for Protecting Your Identity When You Travel

Recent studies show that identity theft is a $37 billion crime that affects 1 in 25 Americans with the average victim paying out $631 in out-of-pocket costs and 33 hours of their time. And it doesn’t just happen at home—in fact, you may be even more vulnerable to it while traveling because you’re carrying your… Read more »

Keep Your Cool: What to Do If Your Passport is Lost or Stolen While Traveling

Post updated on 12/11/18. What would you do if your passport was lost or stolen while traveling overseas? The bad news—it could eat up a little bit of your time, money, and patience (and potentially delay your trip). The good news? If you’re prepared and know what to expect, you can actually make things a… Read more »