Posts By Andy Orr

I am happy to report that our week at sea was uneventful from a health standpoint.  Even though there were over 3,000 passengers (including 884 children), I didn’t see anyone that looked sick or on the verge of getting sick.  A few passengers sported the scopolamine patch behind their ears, but I felt no need to take any medication or…

Back in November, I posted about our first iPhone app, mPassport Paris, and I am happy to announce that we now have an additional seventeen (17) available in the store.  The new destinations are (grouped somewhat geographically): Barcelona, Budapest, Dublin, London, Madrid, Prague, Vienna Cape Town, Nairobi Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, Quito Bermuda, Nassau Beijing, Hong Kong Next week,…

HTH Worldwide’s COO is in France today and just sent me an urgent email from his BlackBerry.  His daughter needs Lactaid®, but they can’t find it anywhere.  It would seem that a country that is the world’s largest exporter, the third largest producer and, most importantly, the second largest consumer of cheese would have discovered the benefits of Lactaid®, a…

Earlier this month, we posted about Russia’s heavy alcohol consumption levels as a follow up to our Healthy Planet Index.  It turns out that Russians may be what Alex De Jonge has called “geoalcoholics” in his book “Stalin and the Shaping of the Soviet Union.”  This discovery all stemmed (no pun intended) from a link that Tyler Cowan posted on…

This post introduces a new weekly feature of the Healthy Travel Blog – App Rap.  Each week we will attempt to post about the latest travel apps that focus on health and safety.  It may not always be easy to find relevant information for this series, but this week is what some call a ‘no-brainer’, and I won’t even talk…

I guess I drew the short straw.  Here it is the last day of the year, and I have been tasked with writing the pivotal year-end post.  Except that this year, it is the pivotal decade-ending post.  I realize that today is not the last day of the first decade of the third millennium.  As many others have pointed out,…

Today is follow-up post day!  Boeing’s hope for the future successfully completed its maiden flight yesterday.   The 787 Dreamliner, as mentioned here in November, has many new features that will improve passenger comfort.  We were most excited about the change in how it maintains cabin air pressure and how this benefits passengers through improved air quality. Just as with the…

I saw that the New York Times had an article on the Fitbit Tracker last week and wanted to post a short follow up for our readers. We first mentioned that the Fitbit Tracker was shipping back in September.   We were impressed by the device’s size, features and price (not to mention that is has no monthly fee after the…

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