Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Share Medication

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Don’t Share Medication If you get sick when traveling with family or friends (or any group), it wouldn’t be unusual for another in the group to offer to share his or her medication. This may seem practical, but be wary: Just because it’s right for them doesn’t mean it will be right for you. Take this recent CNN story as […]

Travel App of the Week: Pager

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There’ve been many times in my travels that I could’ve used Pager, a new, free app (to download) that brings the doctor to you. Heck, I’ve could’ve used a doctor that does house calls this week and I’m not even traveling. Right now the service is only available in New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn), but the […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Get a Scough

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Get a Scough Here’s a brilliant idea that’s just in time for the Ebola panic. Most travelers don’t want to wear a silly-looking surgeon’s mask to stay healthy or keep their germs in on the plane. But thanks to a new scarf that has built-in protection (carbon filter), they don’t have to. With the Scough, you […]

Travel Video of the Day: Ebola Joke on a Flight Brings in the Hazmat Suits

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On Wednesday, in the midst of the recent Ebola panic, a passenger on US Airways Flight 850 from Philadelphia to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, made an off-hand comment about possibly having Ebola. Specifics are unclear, but first-hand accounts suggest the man, who had been coughing during the flight, mentioned the virus and having “been to Africa” […]

Travel Product of the Week: Scough

Scough

Here’s a brilliant idea that’s just in time for the Ebola panic. Most travelers don’t want to wear a silly-looking surgeon’s mask to keep healthy or keep their germs in. But thanks to a new scarf that has built-in protection (carbon filter), they don’t have to. With the Scough, you can travel at ease while still looking stylish. Prices […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Photograph Your Prescriptions

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Photograph Your Prescriptions Back in May, my dad and I went on Windstar Star Pride’s inaugural cruise from Barcelona to Rome. Our first port was Sete, France, a sleepy little French seaside port known as Cette until 1928. The highlight for me, besides getting one of the best ham and cheese sandwiches I’ve ever had, was […]

Top 10 in Travel News: Week of August 13, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: Woman, 78, caught with cash in girdle at airport SFO runways reopen early NY hotel fines $500 for every bad review posted online Traveler finds his lost ‘love at first flight’ with Twitter campaign Baseball Hall of Fame plans traveling exhibit United Airlines headquarters hit by bedbugs […]

11 Tips For Traveling During Cold and Flu Season

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There’s nothing worse than being sick, except for being sick away from home. And unfortunately, it happened to me a couple times this past year. The good news to come out of these nasty bugs is that I learned some valuable tips—the 11 below—that I can now pass on to you to help minimize your […]