Water Water Everywhere

Drinkable water is something we are fortunate enough to take for granted in Canada, but sometimes when we travel we get a hint of just how fortunate we are On September 28th, 2015, NASA announced the discove...

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...

How—and Why—to Stay Healthy When Travelling!

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 By Fina Scroppo Before You Go Any kind of travelling can st...

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...