Healthy Traveler

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

Receiving a thorough diagnosis from master pulse reader Dr Smita Naram. Credit Ayushakti Clinic. By Buzzy Gordon A travel writer who specializes in gastronomy reveals how he maintains his weight and health, despite overindulging on trips and in restaurants I first learned about Ayurveda — India’s ancient, holistic system of

By Neil Wolkodoff Fly for any length of time and you are likely to get a little swelling in your legs and possibly some cramps.  Then there’s the dreaded walk off the plane, robot-style. Alas, planes don’t come equipped with recumbent bikes that allow you to cycle along and keep

Everett Potter When my father‑in‑law, Jim, collapsed in a hotel room in Tallinn, Estonia, his wife Carole had him rushed to the East Central Tallinn Hospital. He was placed in intensive care, heavily sedated, and had an oxygen tube shoved down his throat. For two days, his illness was a

By Buzzy Gordon Eight years ago, I had my first exposure to Ayurveda, India’s ancient system of holistic medicine, which is enjoying a remarkable – and well-deserved – global renaissance. My experience with Panchakarma, Ayurveda’s detoxification regimen, was no less than transformational; after its five stages of cleansing, it was