How Not to Get Killed on the Road

Every expert will tell you—motor vehicle accidents are the single highest cause of travellers’ injury and death. They’ll also tell you—it isn’t so easy to avoid them Paul Aquilina loved every minute on the bus...

An Old Disease Makes a Disappointing Comeback

Once endemic and chronic, damaging and deadly, tuberculosis was on its way to total eradication. Now it's back with a vengeance in some parts of the world, and travellers would do well to be prepared Watching ...

Avoiding Big Foot Problems on the Trail

Frank Wolf didn't just get lucky when he finished the Sandakan jungle trek with feet intact. No trench foot, skin-burrowing parasites or blisters to speak of. His secret? Don't leave anything to chance “I wore...

Never Take Your Brain for Granted

It's mind-blowing to know that even a small bump can cause a life-threatening brain injury Tracey Champagne tells her story like it happened yesterday. One morning, a relative a few doors down was cooking brea...

Don’t Get Caught With Your Teeth Falling Out

Follow the 2 Great Rules of Good Oral Health: start young and be consistent, even when you're on the road The growing standard in dental care is teeth so straight they’d impress a drill sergeant, and so white ...

Water Safety Dos and Don’ts

Would you sink or swim? Here's how to survive an unexpected plunge, even when the water isn't cold Summer’s coming, and most of us will be taking the plunge—into lakes, streams and oceans. Here’s something you...