Stay Healthy While Abroad

If you want to make a lasting impact halfway across the planet, staying healthy is imperative. A sick or injured volunteer is no help to anyone Before You Go Any kind of travelling can stress the body, but a ...

India’s Grit is Part of its Travel Charm

On the great subcontinent in the Indian Ocean, the tropical climate and varied hygiene practices bring unfamiliar risks to the average traveller No doubt, both India's charm and chaos can intoxicate travellers...

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

An old cliche takes on new modern meaning as bed bugs proliferate around the world Once upon a time, “sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite” was an adorable bedtime rhyme. But in recent years, the characters...

Backpacking first aid kit list

Build Your Own First-Aid Kit Article by Fina Scroppo Plan for the worse and hope for the best. But always, always! take a first-aid kit There's one thing Suhanki Raviandran never leaves home without: a first...

Avoiding Motion Sickness

Whether on planes, trains, automobiles or boats, motion sickness can turn the dreamiest of escapes into a bloody nightmare My husband, Mike, and I enjoy travelling. But before I can book a destination and plan...

Bring on the Heat, Just Not All At Once

Access to long sunny days and tropical warmth is a big draw for the Canadian traveller. The key is to know when to say when! When Scott Chilton went to Costa Rica a couple of months ago, he was looking forward...

Packing Medication

Travelling with a boatload of pills for your pre-existing condition? Here's how to do it and not end up behind a set of foreign bars From a very young age, Will Pocock, now 29, has dealt with constant ear infe...

Scorpions and snakes and spiders—Oh my!

Leslie Anthony has been bitten by snakes—“thousands of times.” Kate Jackson has had her share of brushes with venomous reptiles. And Tom Mason has been stung several times by scorpions. Some travellers venturi...
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What To Do If You Have the Flu

Influenza has been a human scurge for centuries, and likely always will be. The question is: what can you do about it?