Tag: healthy travel

Tis the Season to Be Healthy: Tips for Healthy Holiday Travel

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You’ve read our post on surviving air travel during the holidays, but travel of any kind can be difficult this time of year—especially  if you’re feeling under the weather. Since it’s the season for giving, we’re sharing tips on how to stay healthy during holiday travels so you can spread some yuletide cheer (not germs!)… Read more »

Food Allergies & International Travel: How to Plan for a Healthy Trip

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You’re having breakfast at a café in France. When ordering crepes you tell the waiter you’re allergic to hazelnuts and he assures you that the topping is hazelnut-free. Turns out, the waiter was wrong — thankfully the Benadryl you packed did the trick, but what if the reaction had turned into something more serious? If this… Read more »

Travel Assistance 101: How to Use On Call’s Nurse Helpline

Imagine: You’re traveling in Switzerland and you wake up with swollen eyes, a headache and a stuffy nose. The over-the-counter medication you packed doesn’t seem to be working, and it’s starting to put a damper on your trip. What’s next? You’re not sure if you’re ill enough to see a doctor, but it would be… Read more »

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 »

Traveling with Diabetes: How to Plan for a Healthier Trip

Are you one of the 5.8 million people in the U.S. (that’s 8.3% of the population!) with diabetes? If you are, that doesn’t mean you can’t travel! Yes, it’s true—changes in meal patterns, activity levels and time zones can affect your blood sugar levels, but with some good planning, your trip can still be still… Read more »

Flu Vaccine FAQs

Fall is in full swing and ready or not, it’s time to start thinking about flu season.  According to the experts at flu.gov, seasonal flu activity usually peaks in January or February, but it can occur as early as October. This means one thing for folks who don’t want their travel plans derailed by the flu—get your… Read more »

Going Against the Grain: Tips for Gluten-Free Travel

A gluten-free lifestyle can be challenging, and gluten-free travel is no exception. Whether you have Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity or follow a gluten-free diet by choice, finding restaurants and grocery stores that cater to your needs can be tricky – and the consequences of unintentionally consuming foods with gluten could pose serious health challenges during… Read more »

Senior Citizen Travel: A Guide to Healthier, Safer & Less Hectic Trips

For many, your golden years mean retirement and plenty of time for travel and exploration—in fact, some seniors might say that traveling is their fountain of youth! However, as seniors, you can have a different perspective on travel as well as your own set of health and safety considerations. Luckily, there are some things you… Read more »

Travel Health Update: The New Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) FAQs

You may have been hearing a lot in the news lately about a disease called the coronavirus that has been cropping up around the world.  The new coronavirus, which experts recently named MERS-CoV or Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, first emerged in Saudi Arabia in the Spring of 2012. Since then, it has spread to… Read more »

Studying Abroad Part 1: Five Tips for a Healthy Trip

With summer coming to an end and back-to-school season quickly approaching, many college students are preparing for a semester or year abroad.  In fact, the number of study abroad students is at an all-time high. According to the annual Open Doors Report, approximately 274,000 American students traveled abroad during the 2010-2011 school year. If you’re… Read more »