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5 Common Vaccinations You Should Get When Traveling Around the World

Posted by on 6:22 pm in Healthy Travel, Travel Tips | 24 comments

5 Common Vaccinations You Should Get When Traveling Around the World

If you’ve decided to travel abroad, one of the wisest things you can do is immunize. Staying healthy and not picking up a foreign disease is an incredibly important precaution if you don’t want to end up in quarantine.

But there are a huge range of vaccines available nowadays, so how do you know which you actually need?

To make your travel arrangements easier, we’ve outlined the 5 most common vaccines.

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The Time I Got Sunburn in Antarctica: Watch Out for the Reflection off the Ice!

Posted by on 3:52 pm in Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Blog, Healthy Travel, Stories, Travel Tips | 30 comments

The Time I Got Sunburn in Antarctica: Watch Out for the Reflection off the Ice!

The women in our group had started calling me shoulders – not necessarily because there was anything spectacular about mine, but because they could see them. Which was a novel concept when we were hiking across a continent covered in ice.

In fact, Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and driest continent on earth, and summer temperatures average just above freezing. So stripping off my carefully planned out layers wasn’t something I expected, or originally had in mind.

But the sun was beating down, and I was ridiculously overdressed. I had even started sweating! So there I was, hiking across a glacier, with bare shoulders, now recommending that every traveler to Antarctica packs sunblock. Because the biggest killer in Antarctica is the reflection off the ice.

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Dear Travelers: Portable Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives. Don’t Leave Home Without One!

Posted by on 10:15 pm in Blog, Equipment Reviews, Healthy Travel, Stories, Travel Tips, Writers | 44 comments

Dear Travelers: Portable Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives. Don’t Leave Home Without One!

Who would’ve ever thought that packing a carbon monoxide detector would be an essential and life-saving item in one’s travel-kit arsenal?

We certainly didn’t until tragedy struck and my husband nearly lost his life to carbon monoxide poisoning at a “boutique hotel” in Central Mexico.

After dropping our twins off at their much-anticipated 6th grade camp in a rural community outside of Guadalajara, Frank and I set out to enjoy our weekend together, knowing that our children would be in good hands in the company of their classmates and the Camp La Cañada counselors, including a medic on staff.

But instead of enjoying a romantic weekend of exploring and relaxing together, we spent it fighting for Frank’s life. So I pen an open letter to all travelers.

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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Tourism Mexico

Posted by on 9:51 pm in Healthy Travel, Mexico | 24 comments

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Tourism Mexico

A trip to the dentist may not sound like your ideal vacation, in fact, the majority of us actively try to avoid it! But if you’re travelling to Mexico, it’s actually a nice opportunity to get some affordable dental care.

There are a lot of cheap dentists in Mexico that offer top-quality services. If you’re a little mindful, you can enjoy first-rate dental services at a fraction of the costs you would have to pay back home.

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Medical Tourism in Mexico is Safer and Cheaper than You Think

Posted by on 8:16 pm in Healthy Travel, Mexico | 20 comments

Medical Tourism in Mexico is Safer and Cheaper than You Think

Medical tourism is booming, and people from all around the world have become accustomed to traveling overseas for medical care in another country. Around 8 million patients each year.

Mexico is fast becoming one of the post popular destinations for medical tourism, treating more than 1 million foreign patients a year. These patients have typically been Hispanics from California, Arizona and Texas returning home for medical care, though there are a large number of Americans and Canadians who take advantage of the healthcare in Mexico too.

But whether you’re looking for a breast lift in Mexico or some dental work, you may be concerned about the country’s safety situation. Of course, price is the main concern, but safety always comes first.

You’ll be pleased to know that many Americans and Canadians are discovering that medical tourism in Mexico is much safer and cheaper than you might think.

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Global Sleep Routines: Interesting Sleeping Habits Around the World

Posted by on 7:23 pm in Blog, Botswana PAGE NEEDED, Guatemala PAGE NEEDED, Healthy Travel, Japan, UK | 18 comments

Global Sleep Routines: Interesting Sleeping Habits Around the World

In this increasingly divided world, there are still a few things which remain that unites us all. And one of those is that we all love a good old snooze. However, just as the language we speak and the food we eat differ depending on the country we live in, so too does how we sleep.

Unsurprisingly, our bedtime routines reflect the differences in everything from our environment, to our lifestyles and cultural values. Below are just some of the countless ways in which the world gets its rest on.

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Heel That Pain: How to Relieve Sore Feet After Walking All Day

Posted by on 12:09 am in Blog, Healthy Travel, Travel Tips, Writers | 36 comments

Heel That Pain: How to Relieve Sore Feet After Walking All Day

Whether you’ve traveled for an active adventure, or urban exploration, a very common goal among travelers is to get the most out of every day. After-all, you have limited vacation days, and you’ve traveled to an exotic location – you want to experience as much as possible.

But there’s no denying that moving around all day comes with one downside— tired and sore feet. A long day of traveling, sightseeing, and walking will definitely take it’s toll.

Many travelers experience soreness, pain, and foot fatigue overseas, and it can be especially difficult if you’re wondering how you can possibly head out again tomorrow.

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what to do to alleviate foot pain so you can rise again and be ready for the next day’s adventures, we’ve got you covered. Here are some tips on how to heel that pain!

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Quality Spa Breaks Can Help You Feel Healthier and Less Stressed

Posted by on 12:01 am in Healthy Travel | 16 comments

Quality Spa Breaks Can Help You Feel Healthier and Less Stressed

Stress is very dangerous, and dealing with it can be time-consuming. Though very few of us can afford to spend an hour a day meditating or doing yoga.

Whether you’ve got three young kids, or a demanding career, staying centred, healthy and stress-free can seem an impossible puzzle, but we’re here to give you our solution; spend those days you had planned for a weekend getaway in pure relaxation and recovery at a quality spa location instead.

The best spa centres know all about the different factors when it comes to decreasing stress in the body, from physically kneading out knots and tension in massage, to eating well and beautifying, a quality spa trip covers all the bases and will have you feeling calm and Zen in no time at all.

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How to Keep Insects Away When You’re Traveling in Tropical Countries

Posted by on 2:23 pm in Blog, Healthy Travel, Travel Tips, Writers | 35 comments

How to Keep Insects Away When You’re Traveling in Tropical Countries

Tropical countries are appealing and magnificent, but they are also home to a bunch of eerie crawlies whose bites can cause big problems for travelers.

To make sure you return safe and in good health, here are a few basic tips on how to keep insects away.

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The Most Popular Destinations For Medical Tourism

Posted by on 1:34 pm in Blog, Brazil, Healthy Travel, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, Travel Tips, United States | 34 comments

The Most Popular Destinations For Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is booming, and people from all around the world have become accustomed to traveling overseas for medical care in another country. Around 8 million patients each year.

Much of the time it comes down to procedures being substantially cheaper overseas, or not being able to find the right treatment at home. And traveling to another country for treatment often means being able to avoid long waiting lists for elective procedures. Though some medical tourists are immigrants who return to their home country for care, and others travel simply so they can avoid questions from family and friends (having the people of Thailand see the bandages from your nose job isn’t quite as bad as walking down the street at home).

The following destinations are leaders within the industry of medical tourism, and we have included information about the procedures they are most popular for. Just remember the golden rule: thoroughly research the clinic and the location before you go!

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