HAJJ 2017 Are you planning a pilgrimage to Mecca this year? You’re likely aware that the Hajj will begin in the evening of August 30 – September 4, 2017. Now is the time to prepare for your trip of a lifetime. Each year more than 3 million people take part in the Hajj, most of […]
Expect the Unexpected: The Importance of Traveller’s Medical Insurance Life is full of surprises. Some are pleasant and some…well, some are coming home from Hawaii to find your couch floating in 3 feet of water. Whether good or bad, wise travellers know that you should always expect the unexpected, especially when we tend to be […]
Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to that school program or perhaps you got that new job. But before you can start you’ve been asked to complete a TB skin test by your school or employer. No idea what a TB skin test is? Here’s what you need to know. What is TB? TB, or tuberculosis, […]
Anyone who is old enough to remember watching The Love Boat in the early 80’s (we are) knows that taking a cruise can be entertaining, exciting and even romantic! Indeed, that quirky show did much to popularize the cruising industry, which is now grander and more fun than ever–even though, today, you may not run […]
Jet lag occurs when travelling over one or more time zones. When flying eastbound, it causes problems falling asleep and difficulty waking up in the morning. When we fly west, we have difficulty staying awake in the evening and will wake early. Eastbound travel can take longer to adjust to than flying westbound. Jet lag […]
R-E-S-P-E-C-T Perhaps the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, said it best when she sang those iconic lyrics: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me!” Indeed, as travellers, we are continually trying to find out what is considered respectful— mindful not to put our proverbial foot in our mouths or inadvertently offend locals when galavanting […]
Packing for a week-long vacation or a six-month backpacking trip can be daunting. Most travellers will agree the goal is to take what you will need and nothing more. This can become tricky when planning for an itinerary with many types of activities. Rather than list clothing items, and numbers of pairs of shoes to […]
We see travellers while they are planning and preparing of their trip but we don’t always hear the stories and see the photos. Nina Watts recently returned from a trip exploring Ethiopia and has sent some stunning photos and interesting facts about her journey. We’re posting them for you to enjoy as we think you’ll […]
PERTUSSIS Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is a serious infection of the respiratory tract caused by a bacteria called bordetella pertussis. It is easily spread through close contact with nose and throat droplets of infected people through coughing and sneezing, sharing cigarettes, food or drinks. Symptoms are similar to a common cold: runny nose, sneezing, low-grade fever […]
Mexico can be a convenient and economical destination for Canadian travellers escaping the cold weather. Central America and the Caribbean are also popular destinations for Canadians seeking a warm weather vacation. While these destinations vary in culture, they share a common risk for travellers: Zika Virus – a mosquito-borne disease that can also be contracted […]
The rain is here and after a six week cold snap, you may be thinking it’s a good time to get away to some warmer weather. Warm holiday destinations can mean exposure to mosquito-borne diseases including Zika Virus. This has been a hot topic for a while now and if you aren’t yet aware, […]
Travel Safe Clinic can help you with a few gift ideas! Have a look at some of our gift suggestions under $20 that will be useful for the traveler on your list. LOKSAK WITH LANYARD – $10 Great for the beach, water sports, and any activity requiring valuables stay dry, safe and clean! Features: […]
We have select travel accessories available in our clinic that are practical, high in quality and convenient. Here are our four features this month: GoGirl! If you haven’t already seen GoGirl you will be thrilled! GoGirl allows women the convenience of standing up to urinate. It is designed for active women to use […]
“The trip to Peru was a great success…” John, who recently returned from his trip to Peru, has some great travel tips: “The trip to Peru was a great success….what an interesting country to visit – so diverse in every way – peoples, geography, climate. It was wonderful. No health problems at all…nary a mosquito […]
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