How Not to Get Killed on the Road 

By Deborah Sanborn

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 from Pushkar to New Delhi in India—it was noisy and packed, but lively and exhilarating. “They get the movies going, the music,” and it’s how the locals travel. Yet it was also harrowing.

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An Old Disease Makes a Disappointing Comeback

By Deborah Sanborn

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 tuberculosis ravish populations in 2007 is like watching history repeat itself. A hundred years ago, tuberculosis was the most dreadful disease of its day, with no vaccine, cure or effective treatment.

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Avoiding Big Foot Problems on the Trail

By Deborah Sanborn

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 running shoes. They’re breathable, and flexible—there’s no real hard spots in a running shoe, so if you don’t have much weight on your back, it’s the way to go.” He also wore two pairs of socks, with a synthetic layer closest to the skin, and was constantly on guard for what he calls “hot spots”—any irritation that started to flare in one specific place. “When I got a hot spot I’d slap on a moleskin or band-aid so it wouldn’t get to the stage where it’s going to blister.”

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So You Want to Travel and Volunteer?

By  Fina Scroppo

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

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India's Grit is Part of its Travel Charm 

By Fina Scroppo

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. But in such a dynamic country, being caught off-guard and unprepared about India Health Issues can bring a life-altering experience to a sudden halt. Learn the risks about India Health Issues before your trip. 

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