Reading Time: 5 minutes Traveler’s diarrhea, a.k.a. Montezuma’s revenge, Delhi belly, Aztec two-step, tourista, the runs, or whatever popular name you wish to call it, is not only inconvenient and unpleasant, it can become a serious health risk. Here is how to avoid getting traveler’s diarrhea.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you have a travel sleep kit? Time zone changes, a different bed and pillow, and more can play havoc with a traveler’s attempts to sleep. Which is why anyone who travels should pack sleep travel kit to ensure sleep is as blissful as possible.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Any business or vacation travel requires a proactive approach to travel health and welness. Sun, insects, animals, bacteria, viruses, cars, and more make staying healthy and injury-free during and after your trip a challenge. Our five steps to travel health will help.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Every spring as the summer sun gets higher in the skies, the questions come up again about sunscreen safety, and the question is asked again, which is the best sunscreen for travel?
Reading Time: 10 minutes When you travel to remote destinations, you have to be vigilant to stay safe and healthy. Those who travel smart and hope to stay healthy and safe will follow these traveling tips from Jeff Blumenfeld.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Air travel these days means being elbow-to-elbow with strangers, hundreds jammed into a chamber for hours on end, touching all the same surfaces. All that makes staying healthy after air travel so much more difficult. We know how to stay healthy though, and we’ll show you.
Reading Time: 11 minutes Whether you’re currently in a relationship or you plan to enter one soon, traveling together with your partner can be one of the best ways to determine if you are, indeed, compatible as long-term partners. Traveling together can uncover any one of the 10 reasons why relationships fail.
Reading Time: 5 minutes When traveling, the last thing you want is a pounding migraine headache. But like it or not migraines and travel go together for a lot of reasons, including the emotional and physical stress of travel, dehydration, and lack of sleep. We have migraine traveling tips to help you be aware, be cautious, and be prepared.
Reading Time: 4 minutes If there is one thing I am keen on when traveling, it is a getting a good night’s sleep in a hotel. Over the years I’ve figured out a few traveling tips for sleeping better in hotels, like when making a hotel reservation, ask for what you want.
No matter if you are traveling for business, to visit friends or family, or on a dream holiday, travel stress can take a physical and mental toll. Simply finding the time to pack, make sure you have the right toiletries, tie down things at work or home prior to...
Trying to stay healthy during travel can be a challenge. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to maintain a fitness routine or simply focusing on staying healthy by eating well and staying moderately active. A lack of a regular routine combined with new food options...
Reading Time: 5 minutes Staying healthy and ready for whatever travel adventure beckons is vital. Who wants to be sick in a hotel bed when the Roman Coliseum or the Great Wall are nearby begging to be seen? That makes fighting germs No. 1 on your to-do list when traveling since you can’t avoid public places!
Reading Time: 6 minutes Jet lag is nearly inevitable, really, when you travel at today’s pace across multiple time zones. Man was meant to saunter thousands of miles, not jet between continents to suddenly find himself propelled into tomorrow or reliving this morning. Avoiding jet lag is really all about minimizing jet lag’s effects. That is indeed possible, but some of what you need to do may seem counter-intuitive.
Reading Time: 7 minutes If you travel smart it is wise to know how to avoid bed bugs when traveling. This article provides the best and most practical traveling advice for avoiding bed bugs and also knowing what to do to get rid of bed bugs if they hitch a ride in your luggage back home.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Planning on traveling to Brazil, Latin America or the Caribbean? Then you would be wise to know how to protect yourself from Zika. And that means protecting yourself from mosquito bites that spread it. What are the best ways to protect yourself from Zika? We show you how.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Anyone can get travel sick, even if you “never” do. The good news is there is a tried-and-true playbook for travel sickness prevention. The bad news is there is no cure for travel sickness. Also known as motion sickness, car sickness, sea sickness, and air sickness, the malady can come on quickly.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Repel insects like mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and chiggers and keep them from biting without dousing your skin with chemicals. How? With insect repellent clothing infused with permethrin.
So you’ve booked your ticket, chosen a seat, and you’re packing your luggage, including your carry-on bag. But will you be flying in comfort? You DO want to have a comfortable flight, and you hope you won’t have a neighbor from...
Reading Time: 3 minutes Ebola, measles, flu, blood clots and more seem to lurk everywhere. Read the news and you begin to imagine a thousand ways to get sick when sealed in a flying aluminum tube with 300 of your new best friends. Really, though, there is no need for fear and hysteria. Here are nine tips from HI Travel Tales to help you stay healthy when flying and help you arrive for your holiday or business as rested as possible.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Too many people get sick on vacation. If you travel smart, it doesn’t have to be that way. Simply follow a few of our essential travel tips for staying healthy while traveling and you’ll end up being much happier, and healthier.
Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s not all that hard to realize why I hate ticks. The very thought of walking through woods and fields infested with ticks makes my skin crawl. Perhaps it is because of a tick’s predilection to attaching itself firmly to its host, in this case me, and then draining a seemingly prodigious quantity of blood from those dark and moist places where I would rather not have something alien nibbling. Even with my skin dipped in DEET and clothes soaked in permethrin, I am on edge.
Reading Time: 2 minutes HI Travel Tales has been asked frequently what our recommended sunscreen brands are. Sunscreen is not seasonal and we advocate wearing sunscreen year-round of course. We have tested so many brands.
Reading Time: 2 minutes I always buy the highest SPF I can get but I heard lately that may not be what I need. What is the best susncreen and SPF I need to prevent my skin from burning?
After more than three decades, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in summer 2011 approved guidelines for sunscreen brands on marketing, labeling and testing to help stop widespread sunscreen confusion. They went into affect in mid-2012 for major players, while...