As a local Vancouverite and experienced traveler, I welcome tourists to British Columbia and Canada! But not every traveler arrives in BC prepared for the rainy season, mountain hikes, or coastal activities. What do you need to take when you travel to Vancouver? If you’re… Read More »10 Things to Take When You Visit Vancouver, BC
healthy travel tips
Do you always get sick when you travel? These are the 10 best vitamins, fruits and vegetables to strengthen your immunity before your trip. I also included different types of foods to avoid while you travel (because what’s the point of eating foods to boost… Read More »10 Foods to Boost Your Immune System Before You Travel
One of the best parts of the Tibetan Encounter Tour in Nepal was a free health consultation with a Tibetan doctor. Tour guide Thupten Gyatso took us to Tashiling settlement’s health clinic near Phewa Lake in Pokhara. My first encounter with Tibetan herbal medicine —… Read More »Will Tibetan Herbal Medicine Make You Healthy?
What causes anxiety before traveling, and is it normal to feel fear before flying? Travel anxiety is caused by three main factors: 1) a personal disposition to nervousness (internal) ; 2) negative travel experiences in the past (external); and 3) news reports about traveling and… Read More »4 Ways to Calm Travel Anxiety and Fear
Extra weight is the last souvenir you want to bring home from your holidays! Post vacation weight gain is a problem for many travelers. Feeling chubby and flabby after a beach holiday – especially after a long overseas flight – is normal (but no fun).… Read More »Did Your Vacation Make You Chubby? 13 Weight Loss Tips
Jet lag causes insomnia, disrupts the sleep you do get, and even makes you feel sick. How do you sleep when you’re jet lagged from traveling across different time zones? These natural remedies from four sleep experts will help you fall asleep – and stay… Read More »Tired of Insomnia? 10 Natural Ways to Overcome Jet Lag
One of my biggest worries about traveling to India was “Delhi belly” (the traveler’s diarrhea, not the Bollywood movie!). I didn’t want to exacerbate my ulcerative colitis. When my dietician friend told me to take the Dukoral vaccine to prevent travel-related tummy troubles, I hesitated.… Read More »Should You Take the Dukoral Vaccine to Prevent Traveler’s Diarrhea?