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European train travel

Traveling by train through Europe is an enjoyable and economical alternative to flying from country to country. Not to mention, you’ll see some of the world’s most magnificent scenery right outside your window instead of 20,000 feet below. However, it’s not quite as simple as just buying a ticket and hopping on the next available train. You’ll need a carefully…

Europe is awesome. The history, the style, the food, the globalness… anytime we travel to Europe it’s an eye-opening experience. However, American business travel to Europe had pretty much dried up since the recession hit five years ago. That dry spell appears to be over. Skift’s Greg Oates reports that American business travel to Europe is surging and is almost…

If you’ve paid any attention at all to the news this week, you know these are interesting –and dangerous – days in the Turkish capital of Istanbul. What started as a small peaceful protest erupted into a violent police crackdown and became international news. If you’re scheduled to travel to Turkey or were just considering it, now you’re likely wondering…

Here at Healthy Travel Blog, you may have noticed that we’re big proponents of having health insurance coverage when you travel internationally. But it’s not just a gentle suggestion. More and more, travel health insurance is a requirement when you travel. The London Telegraph’s Peter Pallot reports on the number of countries that won’t let you through customs if you…

When travelers weren’t standing in never-ending airport lines this week, they were talking about the latest news on Avian Flu. The H7N9 strain has killed 22 people and infected more than 100 since late February, and now has been detected in a man in Taiwan, according to the New York Times’ Bree Feng and Denise Grady. That’s a mortality rate of…

“Getting there is half the fun” is not really something that applies to international travel – passing through multiple time zones and dealing with other vagaries of travel can be very stressful. And the stress of flying will very likely be ratcheted up next week. Travelers moving through major U.S. airports will face fairly extreme delays brought about by federal…

Traveling to a new place is supposed to be different. When you leave home you’re usually looking for different experiences than what happens in your everyday world. But of course, that’s a blessing and a curse – being away from your normal environment can leave you out of sorts, lead to disruptions in exercise routines, unhealthy food choices and difficulty…

Flu season is here, and all across America people are sneezing, coughing and calling in sick. Reuters reports that this is one of the worst flu seasons in years, and supplies of flu vaccine and Tamiflu are low. The outbreak is not confined to the United States; Expat Health’s Bryony Ashcroft reports that the flu season has hit Europe as…

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