Category Archives Health & Safety

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The time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can derail even the most meticulous diet and exercise plan, especially if you’re traveling to another city or country to visit your family. You’ll have unexpected obligations, unfamiliar surroundings, and—if your family is anything like mine—giant holiday meals to contend with during those six festive weeks. However, if you go into the holidays…

Woman with mask sitting on suitcase in airport

It’s been an adjustment getting used to wearing masks while traveling, during holiday gatherings and in public places like the grocery store. But it’s clear that in order to protect those around us from getting sick, masks are here to stay. Thankfully, the variety of masks to choose from has expanded over the past few months.  If you’re struggling with…

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For many expatriates, finding adequate health insurance coverage is just another box to tick when planning their expat adventure. COVID-19 has changed that and underscores the importance of having a comprehensive health insurance plan. And as this pandemic continues to impact the world, I am increasingly approached by individuals asking not just why global health insurance but also if they…

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It can be hard to find adventures with so many travel restrictions and mandates in place because of COVID-19. How can you satisfy your wanderlust spirit while still maintaining social distance and other health precautions? While we usually share international travel tips with you here at Healthy Travel Blog, we want you to stay safe and healthy. So here are…

People walking through crowd with face masks.

The internet has brought about a rampant spread of misinformation about healthcare in the world. But when it comes to preventing the spread of illness, it’s important that we’re aware of the facts—especially if we find ourselves in enclosed spaces like planes, trains and buses. Here are some common myths about preventing illness and the facts to refute them.  MYTH…

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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, has been creating headlines for the past few weeks. As the virus continues to spread, it’s important to take precautions to ensure the health of you and your family members––especially if you’re planning on traveling.  While travel to Wuhan and the entirety of China has been suspended, the virus…

Nothing ruins a vacation faster than getting sick. You’ve planned your trip, taken time away from work and spent your hard-earned cash on flights, hotels, and tours all to get hit with an illness that leaves you stuck in bed.  Unfortunately, it happens pretty often. Between packing stress, cramped flights, disrupted sleep schedules and unfamiliar foods, traveling can weaken the…

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