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It takes a certain courage to pull up stakes and move to a new country far far away. But more and more people are doing just that. The number of people moving abroad has jumped in recent years, as global travel has become much more commonplace. The United Nations estimated that in 2010 there were 200 million living outside their…

The CDC announced this week that the flu season has arrived early this year and could be worse than usual because of its premature appearance: “We’re seeing the beginning of the uptick start at least a month before we’d generally see it,” cautioned CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden, explaining that flu rates typically start to rise in early January. Readers…

The movie The Hobbit will be in theaters next week, and the anticipation is building – especially among fans of the J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired movies. There’s another constituency that’s very excited – tourism officials in New Zealand, where the movies were filmed. If you’ve seen the LOTR films, you’ve been exposed to New Zealand’s spectacular landscape. Tourism New Zealand has taken…

The world is flat, and as frequent travelers who like to investigate the world in which we live, we say “thank God.” Globalization has taken down many of the barriers that once existed and traveling abroad is easier than ever before.  A new study by Zurich Insurance shows that American companies have embraced the globalization trend; 66 percent of them…

In 2012, we fly more than ever before. For some folks, an airplane is how they get to work each day. And while most people consider flying to another place as just a long car ride, it is a white-knuckle horror show for others. In fact, there are a lot of people who feel that way - USA Today recently…

For some folks, travel is about pure relaxation – the chance to get away and do nothing. Of course, once these folks have kids, they realize there’s no such thing as a relaxing day at the beach. So here’s a potential alternative that can enable you to have fun, explore a new place and – most importantly, perhaps – keep…

As Americans, we love to drive. The quintessential American scene is someone zooming down the Pacific Coast Highway with the top down – that’s freedom right there, baby. But the PCH is just one of the world’s great drives. There are plenty of spectacular vistas that are best viewed with your hands on the wheel and the wind in your…

I’m guessing we agree – travel is great. But then again, travel can be exhausting, dirty, and just downright unhealthy. A survey earlier this year showed that 63 percent of travelers report that they or their travel companion got sick while traveling. Of course, there are simple precautions you can take before traveling abroad which could help ensure that you’re…

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