Author: Michelle Shelton

Advice for Vegan Travelers: Europe Edition

Think it’s impossible to travel and stick to your vegan diet? Think again! With the right planning and troubleshooting, vegan travel can be easy as (vegan) pie. Vegetarianism – and veganism, especially – are not as prevalent in continental Europe as in the U.S. and UK, so finding vegan meals can be more challenging than… Read more »

Travel Assistance 101: What is Political Evacuation?

In recent years, we’ve encountered a lot of turmoil around the world. In 2011, political upheaval in Egypt changed the tourist-friendly country into a destination that many considered unsafe. The events in Egypt quickly sparked the Arab Spring with political uprisings and civil unrest occurring throughout much of the Middle East. And while the Middle… Read more »

How to Travel with Babies & Toddlers: A Survival Guide

As anyone who’s ever traveled with children can tell you, it’s incredible to experience new destinations and other cultures with our kids. In fact, an estimated 1.9 million children travel internationally each year. And while traveling with little ones can be challenging –schlepping baby gear through security, off-kilter nap schedules, preventing boredom and the inevitable… Read more »

Travel Con Games + Travel Tips to Avoid Them

The following is a guest blog post from our friend and well-known travel expert, Rudy Maxa. You’re driving along a highway in Italy and a car pulls up beside side you beeping and pointing to your rear tire.  The concerned-looking driver’s gestures suggest you pull over to the side of the road. Don’t do it…. Read more »

Healthy Travel Tips for Pregnant Travelers

What to expect when you are eagerly awaiting the birth of your child is always a hot topic of conversation for moms to be. Whether you’re traveling for a “babymoon” with your partner or hitting the road for business, you’re not alone. Many expectant moms don’t let pregnancy stop them from taking a trip. That’s… Read more »

Seven Tips for Employers with Traveling or Expatriate Employees

According to the U.S. Travel Association, business travelers make up approximately 20 percent of all travelers and there are 6.32 million Americans living overseas, in more than 160 countries. While life on the road can sometimes seem appealing from racking up frequent flier miles to overnights at popular hotels, true road warriors know that business… Read more »

12 Reasons for Travel Assistance in 2012

New Year’s resolutions are hard to keep. Why not make an easy change that will improve your safety and well-being on your travels this year – all without breaking the bank? From the political crisis in Egypt, to the natural disasters in Japan and Southeast Asia, 2011 showed us that planning ahead is crucial to… Read more »

Top Travel Trends in 2012

Where will you be heading on your vacations in 2012? After a tough 2011, it might have been expected that leisure travel would be one of the areas experiencing cutbacks. Instead, experts predicting the top travel trends for 2012 report that expenditure on vacations is going to remain buoyant. Maybe it’s all that bad financial… Read more »

Video: Tips If You Get the Flu While Traveling

Last week, our medical director Dr. Bob Wheeler discussed tips to prevent the flu. But, what happens if you take all the right measures and you get the flu anyway? Or, if you just haven’t had time to get your flu shot yet and you get sick? Getting sick isn’t fun no matter what, but… Read more »

Video: How to Prevent the Flu

Cold and flu season is well under way, and getting sick can put a damper on holiday travel plans. We recently sat down with our medical director, Dr. Bob Wheeler, to learn ways to prevent the flu. Next week, Dr. Wheeler will share tips on what to do if you end up with the flu… Read more »