Tag: healthy travel

Long Weekend Travel Tips: Staying Safe & Healthy

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, unofficially marking the long-awaited start of summer – the time of year that brings perfect opportunities to plan a fun-filled long weekend with family or friends. Last year, AAA projected that 34.8 million Americans would travel 50 miles or more from home during Memorial Day weekend. This year, the number of… Read more »

What Is MERS and How Can I Prevent It?

MERS coronavirus

You may have noticed that Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012, has been recently creeping back up in news. On May 2, 2014, the first US case of MERS was confirmed in a traveler from Saudi Arabia to the US. Since then more cases have… Read more »

2014 World Cup in Brazil: Health & Safety Advice for Travelers

Cheering soccer fans

Are you one of the lucky 140,000 Americans with tickets to the 2014 World Cup? With the event spanning twelve cities across Brazil, the country will be flooded with tourists and spectators from all over the world. The energy and excitement of this many people at a major sporting event makes for an amazing atmosphere,… Read more »

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Drinking Water Safety 101

Glass of water on a table

 It may come as a surprise, but contaminated drinking water is one of the leading sources of health problems for travelers, and can cause anything from mild gastrointestinal distress (traveler’s diarrhea) to serious bacterial diseases. In fact, the most common cause of water-borne illness is bacteria – such as E. coli, cholera and salmonella. However,… Read more »

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: 7 Tips for Nervous Fliers

Sleeping on plane

We’ve all heard the facts: statistically speaking, flying is far safer than driving. Not only are airplanes continuously getting safer, but everyday activities from walking to driving are still considerably more dangerous than flying. In fact, according to the New York Times, a traveler could fly every day for 123,000 years and still be safe!  Rationally… Read more »

Winter Olympics: Health & Safety Resources for Travelers

Skating arena in Sochi, Russia

Recently, the Olympic Torch visited On Call on its way to Sochi, Russia. We had a great time hosting it and wish we could have followed it all the way there — after all, Sochi is known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes and is one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations! For those of… Read more »

Traveling With Wheels: Tips for Hassle-Free Flights with Wheelchairs

Man in wheelchair at airport

Although air travel has improved greatly for wheelchair travelers, the rule of thumb is to plan ahead. How? We’ve zeroed in on some of the most common air travel gripes for people with wheelchairs to provide you with tips for making your flights as hassle-free as possible. Know Your Rights: Congress passed the Air Carrier… Read more »

Meetings Abroad: Health & Safety Planning

People at a conference. There are many things to consider when planning an international conference

    Planning conferences, trade shows and corporate events in other countries is growing in popularity and a great way to make meetings exciting and memorable. A lot goes into coordinating a successful meeting abroad, but there’s one more thing you should also add to your list: protecting the health and safety of the meeting… Read more »

Traveling Abroad With a Chronic Disease: What You Need to Know

Traveling with chronic disease - talk to your doctor

According to the CDC, chronic diseases are amongst the most common health problems in the U.S. and about one-fourth of people with chronic conditions have one or more activity limitations. The good news? International travel doesn’t have to be one of your limitations! In fact, with some planning and preparation, you can have a safe… Read more »

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Traveling with Medications

Traveling with medications

One of the most common questions we get from our clients is, “what do I need to know about traveling with medications?” If you’ve been wondering the same thing, check out our advice for making sure your medication gets to your destination just as safely as you do. Pack more than you need: This is… Read more »