Category Archives Living Abroad

In many parts of the world, declaring yourself to be a vegetarian, much less a vegan, is often met with anything from well-meaning curiosity to complete disbelief.  In many developing countries where starch is a staple and meat is traditionally somewhat of a luxury, the idea that someone would just prefer not to eat meat, either for ethical or dietary…

Every year more than 4,000 Americans drown in lakes, rivers and oceans, including hundreds in international waters, online cialis primarily in resort areas such as Mexico and the Caribbean. Most of us have never encountered a drowning swimmer, and based on fictional portrayals we have a very inaccurate impression of how a drowning swimmer behaves. Instead of flailing about Are,…

A disturbing story from England hit the news this week.   A mother took her five month old boy to the beach where the powerful rays of the sun left him severely burned on over 40% of his body.  The fact that several people intervened to get the infant out of the sun and into care shows that most people recognize…

If the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day has you envisioning yourself backpacking through the lush greenery of Ireland, put down your Guinness, and pick up a pen.  It’s time to make a list.  Better yet, just bookmark this blog post. After you choose an initial destination, or at least an arrival and departure point, you should research the area for…

While you are ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, or hiking in the cold you may not feel the chill, but you still need to protect your skin.  Long term exposure to cold temperatures, or even short term exposure to extreme temperatures can lead to frostbite. Frostbite is the freezing of your body from the outside in – starting on the outer…

Recently, a study was released regarding the increased prevalence of celiac disease. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN analyzed about 9,000 blood samples taken in the 1950s and based on the findings reports that 0.2 percent of that population had celiac disease, but today an estimated 1 percent of the population has it. Celiac disease is a severe intolerance to…

Subscribe for Updates and News!

Join our email list to receive the latest in healthy travel news, trends and issues.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Close