One of the most beloved traditions of the holiday season is unpacking the contents of the treasured stocking. These knickknacks may be small in size, but stocking stuffers are celebrated as an annual delight for both young and old. Especially appealing to jetsetter friends and family, stocking stuffers’ slight stature make travelling with gifts a […]
As travel restrictions ease and countries begin opening their doors to tourists, many people are starting to plan their long-awaited getaways. Countries that rely on tourism were hard hit when the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, and the return to travel can begin to generate socioeconomic growth in countries that rely so heavily on tourism. […]
Whether you are setting out on a weeklong tropical vacation – or satisfying a travel craving with a six-month backpacking trip – packing essentials for any type of getaway can be daunting. Seasoned travellers will agree that the general goal is to take only the necessities and nothing more, but this can become tricky when […]
Autumn is here, the leaves are falling, and the rain and crisp weather have set in. People are starting to plan their long-awaited winter getaways, and many of those people are over the age of 60. There are important considerations for the older traveller no matter where your destination may be. As people age there […]
It’s easy to understand why many people are drawn to the wonders and beauty of Africa. Often considered to be the ultimate adventure destination, Africa is a continent that attracts travellers of all ages wanting to take in the history, culture, and plentiful wildlife. There are few experiences in life more moving and exciting than […]
Life is full of surprises. Purchasing travel medical insurance before your next trip abroad will help with the financial aspects in the event of the unexpected, especially when travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic. We wouldn’t dream of getting in our car and driving without auto insurance, or owning a house without homeowner’s insurance, as the […]
Flu season is just around the corner and it’s time to consider getting your flu shot. Getting a flu vaccine is especially important this year as COVID-19 continues to circulate in our community. The flu vaccine is key in preventing a respiratory infection that could result in unnecessary isolation and COVID-19 testing. It will also […]
If you are travelling to Africa or South America you may be at risk for yellow fever. Yellow fever is a potentially serious and life-threatening disease caused by a virus spread by an infected mosquito that generally bite during the daytime. The best way to prevent yellow fever is to get vaccinated. Some countries also […]
Planning a trip is no longer as simple as purchasing an airline ticket online, grabbing your passport, and heading to the airport. International travel has become more challenging to navigate with frequent changes to travel advisories and country entry requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wondering where to find useful travel links and resources? Look now […]
Travelling can often be stressful, especially when border officials decide to search through your luggage! Some countries have different regulations for medications commonly used in Canada, so travellers are often concerned about whether they will have any issues travelling with their medications, and how best to pack them. Below you’ll find some helpful tips about […]
We all know the benefits of being part of a community. It unites us, connects us with other people, gives us a sense of belonging, and provides us with a supportive environment. Community immunity is also of great importance to support those around us. Community immunity, also known as herd immunity, occurs when a high […]
Thousands of Canadians travel to countries around the world each year for business. Business travellers often face unique health risks, including occupational exposures, increased levels of stress, and disease risks from travel to developing countries. Risky business International business travellers are more likely to be infected with influenza, sexually transmitted infections, and hepatitis B. Frequent […]
Meningococcal meningitis can be a severe and potentially fatal infection. Every now and then we hear of outbreaks of meningococcal meningitis occurring at universities, high schools, or places where there are large gatherings. Despite available vaccines against meningococcal meningitis outbreaks continue to occur. Why do outbreaks still occur? Are you at risk? Below we’ll tell […]
Planning a trip is no longer as simple as purchasing an airline ticket online, grabbing your passport, and heading to the airport. International travel has become more challenging to navigate with frequent changes to travel advisories and country entry requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wondering where to find useful travel links and resources? Look no […]
Newsworthy Lyme disease became a familiar term in Canadian households when pop star Avril Lavigne was diagnosed with the disease in 2014. As reported by CTV news Lavigne said, “she would wake up with night sweats and felt so exhausted she couldn’t get out of bed.” Canadian country singer Shania Twain, who contracted Lyme disease […]
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