Healthy Traveler

  By Brian E. Clark MyMedic, the Salt Lake City based maker of first-aid kits, tourniquets and other medical supplies, was born of tragedy. But it inspired family members of the late Ken Udy, who was killed eight years ago in a New Mexico vehicle accident, to create a company

By Larry Olmsted Masks are back, like it or not, while for travelers they never went away. All flights, and in most places any public transport, requires them, and so do many destinations both domestically and abroad, especially indoors. Even where they are not required, they are a very good

By Neil Wolkodoff Vaccinated or not, there are steps you can take to further guard your health while traveling. Don’t assume where you stay is clean. Taking disinfectant wipes and hitting every hard surface that is typically touched is a good idea. Resorts and hotels are stepping up with better

Sustainable Thailand: Experience Ancient Wisdom and Wellness from GLP Films on Vimeo.

By Larry Olmsted Face masks, along with handwashing and social distancing, are the best safety protection you have against the coronavirus and risk of contracting COVID-19 in the current pandemic. Wearing a mask also protects the rest of society. The World Health Organization (WHO) puts it bluntly: “People wearing masks

By Ann Abel Remember when we used to talk about high-touch service at five-star hotels? That used to be a major selling point. Today I cringed just typing that phrase. Now the goal is contactless everything. It’s not that cleanliness is the new luxury—cleanliness should have been and generally was

By Everett Potter When will we be able to travel again? What might the post-coronavirus travel landscape look like? I put these questions and others to Jennifer Tombaugh, President of Tauck, the blue-chip company that offers escorted and guided tours around the world. Everett Potter: I realize you don’t have a

  By Everett Potter Across the country, many of us are experiencing some level of shutdown. But many locales are also permitting walking, running and biking as long as we maintain social distancing. If you’re an adventure traveler, these are particularly frustrating times. But smart cyclists and hikers can turn

By Scott Hume Scott Hume is VP Operations at Global Rescue, the world’s only integrated travel risk and crisis response provider. Hume has supervised thousands of medical and security operations as a result of natural disasters, illnesses, and injuries. Most travelers (86%) are concerned about coronavirus with 40% either revising

By Everett Potter Given the high cost of medical treatment in the US, it’s no surprise that medical tourism is booming. An increasing number of Americans are heading abroad, pairing travel with treatments, largely to save money. Answering the call is Doctours, a Los Angeles-based online platform for booking trips