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
travel medicine & vaccinations
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
We have two dogs and a cat; finding dog boarding or house sitting services when we go on vacation is more difficult than asking a neighbor to feed our cat. We don’t have fish or birds as pets, though right now I can hear a woodpecker trying to drill his way through our metal chimney! This is makes my dog Georgie anxious and restless — and so does the thought of being boarded while we travel.
Travel bans are costly, frustrating, and even painful. You planned your trip months ago, but a travel ban is forcing you to stay home. Or maybe you can’t return home after a vacation; you’re banned from traveling because of a health pandemic such as the… Read More »3 Ways to Cope When You’re Banned From Traveling
What do you pack for a vacation at a beach resort? This list of essential items will help you travel light, yet take everything you need for a great holiday. You don’t need to be an experienced traveler to know what to pack for a… Read More »10 Things You Need to Pack for a Resort Vacation at the Beach
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?