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ambulance

If you consider travel insurance to be an extra unnecessary expense, you’re not alone. Travel insurance has a bad rep around the world, with most people lamenting over paying for something they probably won’t end up needing. However, life’s full of unexpected events – and those events don’t need to be catastrophic to ruin a trip. You never know when…

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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…

dengeue fever mosquito

Here in the States, everyone is still talking about the flu. Influenza has swept across the country and kept hundreds of thousands of people out of work or school, and it remains an issue that has plenty of people nervous. But in other parts of the world, they’re talking about dengue fever. Specifically, the BBC reports on a dengue outbreak…

Staying healthy while traveling – and the difficulty in doing so – was a big news topic this week. Researchers seem to think that just about the worst way in the world to stay healthy is to get on an airplane. J. Peder Zane of The New York Times reports that there are “zillions” of germs on your standard airliner.…

Retiring to the simple life in, say, Costa Rica, sounds absolutely fantastic. And there is certainly a lot of upside to disappearing from the rat race and spending your golden years in a tropical paradise. More and more, baby boomers are doing just that – as the globe has shrunk and international travel has become more common, expatriate retirees have…

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