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Travel Tip: Just How Clean Are Airplanes and Airports?
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: Just How Clean Are Airplanes and Airports?

Have you ever stopped to wonder: Just how clean are airplanes and airports? Travelmath.com recently sent a microbiologist to collect more than two dozen samples from four flights and five airports. It… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: New Ways to Work Out When You’re On the Road

Fitting in a workout on the road isn’t always easy, especially when the hotel gym leaves something to be desired. But there are new ways you can work out once… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Protect Yourself From Bugs This Summer
Travel Tips / Summer / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: How to Protect Yourself From Bugs This Summer

The outdoors can be filled with dangers when it comes to creepy-crawly insects. But there are some simple ways to protect yourself from bugs. The biggest concerns in the great… Read More…

Travel Tip: Should You Be Worried About MERS?
Travel Tips / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: Should You Be Worried About MERS?

If news of the recent outbreak has you worried about MERS or other infectious diseases, pay attention. While I always recommend practicing caution, I can say with confidence that I’ve… Read More…

Travel Tip: Portable Gadgets That Can Help You Stay Healthy
Travel Tips / Travel Gear / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: Portable Gadgets That Can Help You Stay Healthy

Traveling can disrupt your healthy routines or even trigger underlying health conditions. But a few portable gadgets in your hotel room could make all the difference. The dry air in… Read More…

Travel Tip: Apps & Gadgets That Track Fitness On the Road
Travel Tips / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: Apps & Gadgets That Track Fitness On the Road

Most of us know how hard it is to maintain healthy habits on the road. That’s exactly why fitness devices have gotten so popular. With wearable technology, you can track… Read More…

Travel Tip: Countries Where Medical Travel Insurance is Mandatory
Travel Tips / Health & Fitness / Travel Insurance

Travel Tip: Countries Where Medical Travel Insurance is Mandatory

Medical coverage when you travel is one of those things you don’t miss until you absolutely need it. But sometimes, it’s not just a good idea…it’s actually mandatory. To travel… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Track the Spread of Contagious Diseases
Travel Tips / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: How You Can Track the Spread of Contagious Diseases

Whether the news is about Ebola or measles outbreaks, it’s no wonder people are practically afraid to even leave the house these days. I’m here to tell you it’s probably… Read More…

Air Travel Health Risks—and How to Avoid Them
Airlines & Airports / Cold & Flu Season / Health & Fitness

Air Travel Health Risks—and How to Avoid Them

The number of people traveling by aircraft worldwide is already more than 1 billion a year—and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this number is expected to… Read More…

Travel Tip: What to Know About this Flu Season
Travel Tips / Winter / Cold & Flu Season / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: What to Know About this Flu Season

We’re in the midst of a pretty severe flu season, and for travelers, that can be bad news. Here’s what you need to know about what’s out there. Travelers are especially… Read More…

5 Simple Steps to Avoid Back Pain When You Travel
Senior Travel / Health & Fitness

5 Simple Steps to Avoid Back Pain When You Travel

If you travel frequently, you may experience back pain from time to time. Unfortunately, this is often a side effect from sitting for long periods of time, carrying backpacks, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Stay Fit with the Latest Technology
Travel Tips / Apps & Technology / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: How to Stay Fit with the Latest Technology

How are those New Year’s resolutions holding up? It’s not easy to maintain healthy habits on the road, but there are some devices that can help. Here’s how to stay… Read More…

Travel Tip: Why Hotel Spas are Growing
Travel Tips / Health & Fitness / Spa Travel

Travel Tip: Why Hotel Spas are Growing

Want to know one of the fastest growing trends among hotels? It’s health and wellness. The latest reports show that hotel spas earned 4.6 percent more last year than the… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know When Traveling with a Cold
Travel Tips / Cold & Flu Season / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: What You Need to Know When Traveling with a Cold

It’s cold and flu season, so what does that mean for your travels? No one likes being next to the sneezing, coughing guy on the plane. But it’s about your… Read More…

What the Carnival Cruise Quarantine Means for International Travelers
CBS News / Health & Fitness

What the Carnival Cruise Quarantine Means for International Travelers

Last week, a woman who handled specimens from Thomas Eric Duncan—the first man to die of Ebola in the United States—was quarantined on board the Carnival Magic in the Caribbean. I reported for CBS… Read More…

Would A Travel Ban Contain the Spread of Ebola?
CBS News / Health & Fitness

Would A Travel Ban Contain the Spread of Ebola?

On Thursday, Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was questioned at a Congressional hearing about screening protocols for airline passengers who are entering the… Read More…

5 U.S. Airports to Begin Ebola Screening
Travel News / Airlines & Airports / Health & Fitness

5 U.S. Airports to Begin Ebola Screening

After the death of Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola casualty on American soil, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security Customs & Border… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Health & Fitness

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Mosquito Bites Safely

No matter which tropical destination you’re visiting, there’s probably one thing they all have in common: mosquitoes. Here’s how to avoid mosquito bites—the safe way. Depending on where you travel,… Read More…

15 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season
Fall / Winter / Cold & Flu Season / Health & Fitness

15 Ways to Stay Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

October marks the beginning of cold and flu season, and with concerns growing over the Ebola outbreak, it’s especially important to take the necessary precautions to stay healthy. Sometimes traveling… Read More…