Category Archives Living Abroad

Active travel comes in many forms: biking through Italy's wine country, white water rafting in Costa Rica, hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro and everything in between.  Despite the variation in intensity, these trips share a common bond. Whether you're a novice or a virtual pro, you must adequately prepare for your adventure vacation or it's likely to take its toll on both…

So you've just enjoyed an exotic dinner including a liberal sampling of the local alcoholic libations (some of which are quite potent), and now it's time to drive home. Be honest, do you have any idea what your blood alcohol level might be? Nearly 90% of the world's countries have a national drunk-driving law on the books. Of course enforcement…

A recent post on the Uncornered Market blog addresses the not-so-delicate topic of "how to travel without hugging the bowl."   Though this is sometimes unavoidable, there are some steps you can take to protect yourself and your vacation from a gastrointestinal attack. More than 200 foodborne diseases have been identified worldwide and include traveler's diarrhea, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, cholera, salmonella, and…

Experienced travelers know that taking to the local roadways can be one of the most dangerous passages on an international itinerary. Whether in a taxi or a bus, or as a cyclist or a pedestrian, travelers roll the dice with their health and safety. Now the World Health Organization (WHO) has released a comprehensive study of road hazards across 178…

There's been a lot of attention paid to food allergies in the last couple years. But what happens to folks with food allergies when they travel overseas? At least 12 million Americans suffer from food allergies And 90% of all food allergy reactions are caused by 8 foods:  milk, soy, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.  Country music star…

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