We’re pleased to be able to offer our ‘mature’ clients the Shingrix vaccine. This highly effective vaccine provides over 90% protection against shingles after two doses. Anybody who has had chickenpox is at risk for shingles. How is shingles contracted? The virus responsible for shingles is varicella-zoster. Varicella-zoster causes chickenpox, and later in life can […]
Drawing the Line There is a minor misconception that Canadians like waiting in lines, or, at the very least, don’t mind. It’s an erroneous belief probably brought about by the general truth that we are a polite people. So, while we don’t love waiting in long lines, we very rarely complain about it. The truth […]
We know that taking the family on a flight over the Christmas Holidays can be best described as, well…a slog. Don’t get us wrong, we know family vacations are fun and create wonderful lasting memories, but that flight can be hard work, especially if there are young ones involved! So, we thought we’d list our top 5 family Christmas movies that you and your family can watch as you travel through the air. They may just help make your hours on the plane more enjoyable for you and, let’s face it, everyone else on board!
We all have that one family member or friend. You know the one we mean. The one who was bitten by the travel bug and is always trekking around the world. When they come home for Christmas the challenge is trying to figure out what to get the globetrotter who has everything! Somehow a necktie or socks just don’t seem to cut it. Fret not, as we have some great stocking stuffer ideas that will please even the most hard-to-buy-for wanderer. All of these products are available at both of our TravelSafe locations. Come by and pick up yours today!
The winter months are a great time to escape from the dark and rainy season. The majority of the travellers we are seeing in our clinics are escaping to warm destinations where Zika Virus is a risk.
Prevention is key to avoid this illness while you are travelling. Below are some facts on Zika Virus that every traveller should consider before they depart for a winter getaway.
There are many reasons to have a destination wedding, ranging from the romantic to the purely pragmatic. Who can forget Seinfeld’s Elaine being invited to an ex’s wedding in India–a locale so far-flung that she considered it an “unvite,” suggesting that the bride and groom expected her to decline. The Unvite? However outlandish that episode […]
Many travellers believe that they need the typhoid vaccine for most travel destinations. Are you one of these travellers? Depending on your destination and itinerary you might not need it all all! Read on to find out more information about typhoid fever and who should have the vaccine.
When most of us think about vacations, we think beaches, fun, excitement and, perhaps most obviously, rest and relaxation. However, there is a unique cabal of tourists out there who forgo the normal vacation objectives and would rather have the wits scared out of them.
When people hear the term “Snowbird” they often envision shuffleboard, early bird specials, Canasta, white shoes and ubiquitous and endless games of Bingo. Images of George Costanza’s vociferous and vituperative parents kvetching about their cantankerous neighbours at Del Boca Vista, the fictitious retirement community in Florida also comes to mind.
Adventures in Philippines! Philippines is made up of about 7,641 islands and it seems there is almost that many things to do! From the bluest waters and pristine beaches to the most delicious mangoes, amazing diving and snorkeling, surfing, cave exploring, rice fields, miniature primates and cliff jumping – the Philippines has it all! The […]
Pertussis or whooping cough is a respiratory infection that is easily spread through coughing and sneezing. This disease can be contracted by inhaling nose and throat droplets from those who are infected. The persistent cough can last up to 10 weeks. Infected people can pass on this highly contagious bacteria not knowing they are infected. […]
There’s something singularly exciting about receiving a new passport. That precious little blue book represents the freedom to travel to far off places in relative safety.
Its new pages are the blank canvas on which we’ll paint our travel dreams: a destination wedding in Bali, an African safari, a spiritual retreat on the banks of the Ganges–the possibilities are as wide and vast as the world itself!
Canadians on the Move!
Clearly, most Canadians feel the same way about their passports, as, according to Macleans.ca, 65% of us have a valid passport. Indeed, we are a people on the move, and having a passport is becoming increasingly important, as it’s required for travel to most countries in the world, but can also be used as a form of identification for various purposes in Canada as well.
Whether you already have a passport or are thinking of getting one, the following passport information may be helpful!
Millennials Wouldn’t Understand No one can argue that technology has made life easier. With the advent of the internet and smartphones, we no longer need encyclopedias, the Yellow Pages, or cumbersome road maps–all things that anyone under the age of 20 has never heard of. Here Today; Gone Later Today Indeed, when it comes to […]
Ready, Set…Hold On! Congratulations! You’ve booked your flight, chosen an aisle seat, found the perfect hotel, rented the car, and even created a “what to pack” list (at least in your head). Seems like you’re all ready to escape on your dream vacation! You’ve planned everything meticulously and thought of every detail and eventuality. But […]
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