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On just about any flight you’ve ever taken, the scene on the jetway as you and your fellow passengers deplane is a familiar one – everyone doing a Frankenstein-esque walk as they try to shake off the stiffness of several hours jammed into their airplane seat. For most travelers, it’s just the price of air travel, an unavoidable aspect of…

Before we look back at the week that was, let’s look ahead to the weekend that will be. And this coming weekend will be spent trapped indoors, ideally in front of a roaring fire. Before the first flake has fallen on this early Friday morning, Winter Storm Nemo has already brought much of the travel industry to a standstill. Thousands…

As we all know, traveling can be nasty business; sometimes getting there can be half the fun, but getting there seems to cause more than half of the health issues. A significant number of travelers who go abroad for more than two weeks fall ill – an estimated 10 million travelers every year get “traveler’s diarrhea.” The trouble usually starts…

We all know by heart the admonition to turn off our cell phones when our flight is about to take off. And we all know the symphony of phones turning on when the plane pulls up to the jetway. The message is clear – we can barely stand to be without our phones for the duration of a flight. But…

You probably already know this, but international travel is hot. The globe is shrinking (don’t freak out – I mean that figuratively) and flying halfway around the world just isn’t as big a deal as it once was. A new report from the Brookings Institution shows that international travel in and out of the United States has more than doubled over the…

It seems all of you business travelers are turning into homebodies. Hugo Martin of the Los Angeles Times reports on a new survey conducted by Visa that shows the growth of business travel is slowing. The survey predicts that U.S. businesses will spend about 2.5 percent more on business travel this year compared to last. However, most of that increase…

Northern Africa and the Middle East is a part of the globe rich with human history, and therefore a fascinating destination to visit. It is also a region prone to be very volatile, and we saw that again this week. Deadly protests that began in Libya and Egypt at the start of the week have, as of Friday morning, spread…

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, people are heading out on weekend jaunts to vacation spots an hour or two away – the beach, the mountains, whatever. So the conversation this week has been heavily focused on domestic car travel. But not here! Here at Healthy Travel Blog, we’re talking about what’s happening halfway around the world, in China.…

If you feel like there’s a lot of turmoil in the world, the World Travel and Tourism Council shares your concern. As reported by Travel Weekly at the 2012 WT&TC Summit in Japan this past week, the organization expressed its concerns about these “exceptionally turbulent” times, citing “the debt crises, democratic uprisings around the globe, the unpredictable global economy and…

It has long been known that laughter not only improves one’s  mood, but it also has physiological benefits such as increasing blood flow to the heart, reducing stress hormones, and improving the immune system.  British researchers have shown that fifteen minutes of laughter will enhance the level of endorphins, the body’s naturally produced pain killers. What may be surprising is…

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