It always pays to check out the latest travel advisories and insurance options beforehand, no matter where you travel and especially for fitness vacations. Nothing is worse than getting sick on your vacation especially in a foreign country and having to evacuated. And don't forget you may need to be vaccinated.
Medical tourism has skyrocketed in the past few years. And it's not just visiting that exotic health or medical spa. A lot of us are combining our vacations with medical procedures that can be provided at a much lower cost than in our own backyard.
Medical tourism is primarily driven by lower health care costs and facilities and health care professionals that are comparable to back home. The added benefit is you get to travel but are you getting your money's worth?
And, don't let pre existing medical challenges hold you back...the latest travel apps and Docs On Call can help you deal with any medical crisis.
We hope we have succeeded in ensuring that no matter where you travel you experience a safe and healthy experience. Travel or Treatment or Both - Where do You Want to Go?
How to Stay Safe & Healthy While Traveling
To be able to travel is like a dream come true for many. When most people think about traveling, they have thoughts of adventure, glamour and culture floating through their minds. It seems though, that not many wanderlusters out there are thinking about the health and safety issues that sometimes creep up during traveling. As an experienced traveler, and one that is quite paranoid about my health, I have come up with my own tips and tricks for staying safe and healthy while traveling.
Medical Tourism - What about Mexico?
Thinking about going to Mexico to get your health care? Definitely, a lot of Canadians and Americans do. But make sure you know the players and the rules.
Stem Cell Therapy - Ready for Prime Time?
Adult stem cells hold enormous potential in the treatment of disease, but more importantly they do not carry the burden of controversy that has surrounded embryonic stem cells for well over two decades.
Access-Able Travel Source
We are dedicated to aiding travelers with disabilities and the mature traveler. We accomplish this by having practical information needed to go cross town or around the world. The data base has not only accessible accommodations, but everything to make a trip fun and exciting.
Adventure Medical Kits
Our playing fields are often located far from the modern amenities that we take for granted - electricity, telephones, running water, and ready access to professional medical help. Consequently, the need to be self-sufficient in the outdoors is essential, especially during an emergency when assistance from rescue teams may be hours or days away.
The most comprehensive and fastest growing community on the Internet for the FREE listings of airport gyms, airport exercise clubs, and airport fitness centers available in and around select popular US (and Canadian) airports today.
Athletic Minded Traveler
As an athletic-minded traveler, I know first hand how difficult it can be to find legitimate workout options, especially the best hotel gyms. This website essentially guarantees that my out of town exercise questions will be answered before I leave home.
When it comes to wilderness medicine, there's one name outdoor enthusiasts trust - Atwater Carey. From backpacking and camping to mountain climbing and canoeing, Atwater Carey has a first aid kit specifically designed for your next outdoor adventure.
BringFido.com is a dog travel directory that provides unbiased reviews, detailed pet policy information, and online reservations at more than 25,000 pet friendly hotels through a partnership with Travelocity. Information is also available on thousands of bed & breakfasts, vacation rentals, and campgrounds that welcome pets in 150 countries worldwide.
Doc's Diving Medicine
Diving Medicine is a specialized area of medical science dealing with the biological effects of the undersea environment on health and safety. In addition to treating diving injuries, a diving physician must also make decisions regarding the "fitness" of an individual to dive.
Emergencies Abroad U.S.
Lost & Stolen Passports,
Victims of Crime,
Arrest & Detention,
Missing Persons & Contacting Loved Ones,
Parental Child Abductions,
Fit for Travel
We give travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK. Remember that you should always discuss your particular needs with your own doctor or nurse.
Health Conscious Travel
To help my readers feel their best, explore the world, live life to its fullest potential, and connect with others who share these goals and values. I also want to empower readers with the best, wisest, and most relevant information. After all, how many times have you looked back and wished you’d known more when planning a trip or dealing with a health issue? After 20 years of reporting on health, nutrition, travel, green living, yoga/meditation, and fitness, I know a lot; this website is my chance to share what I learn when I feel it can benefit others.
Get the latest travel fitness news, the most innovative portable fitness products, and find hotels with great gyms and fitness centers.
Traveling to Asia, Africa, Central or South America
or the Caribbean? Your trip can bring you so much excitement and adventure. But unfortunately, it can also put you at risk for hepatitis A & hepatitis B.
We are a leader in helping world travelers gain access to quality healthcare services all around the globe.
International Medical Travel Journal
The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) was established in 2007 in response to the increasing interest in medical travel and medical tourism. It embraces many of the themes that challenge healthcare providers across the world - insurance, accreditation, marketing and promotion, quality, patient safety, levels of care and experience in treating international patients.
We believe in making it easier for organisations to work and grow on an international scale. We can help you achieve your goals by preparing your employees for travel and supporting them whilst they are in unfamiliar and remote locations. We help to keep them healthy and safe, so you can focus on your core business activities.
When every second is critical to ensure the safe and stable transfer of your patient, call the company that has maintained the highest standards of aero-medical excellence for the past 14 years. From major cities in Asia to cities in the Middle East, to the remotest islands of the Pacific Ocean.
Journal of Travel Medicine
The Journal of Travel Medicine transports you to the challenging areas of your field with up-to-date research and original, peer-reviewed articles.
Katadyn develops water filters, that use chlorine or silver based material for sterilisation and mobile desalination equipment for travelling, outdoor, camping and marine applications.
MASTA provide professional Travel Health Advice directly to the public through our popular online Health Brief and via our network of UK Travel Clinics. MASTA Health Briefs can be created online in a couple of minutes and downloaded instantly.
International travel can pose various risks to health, depending on the characteristics of both the traveller and the travel.
National Patient Travel Center
The purpose of the National Patient Travel Center is ".....to ensure that no financially-needy patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medical air transportation."
Oxygen To Go
Oxygen To Go rents the new Inogen One system to oxygen dependent travelers and other oxygen using patients who need a light-weight, reliable, portable source of oxygen.
Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure we can prepare you for your trip with destination-specific travel information, immunizations, specialty travel products, and international travel health insurance.
Run the Planet
With thousands of worldwide running routes and races, and expert articles to challenge and enhance your training, Run The Planet is a virtual pacesetter ready to take you to the next level''or anywhere on the planet you want to go.
Scubadoc's Diving Medicine
Comprehensive information about diving and undersea medicine for the non-medical diver, the non-diving physician and the specialist. Online Questions, answers and comment.
The Bathroom Diaries
The Bathroom Diaries rates 12000+ public bathrooms in more than 120 countries, providing a wealth of information to both travelers and urban dwellers.
The Travel Doctor
The Travel Doctor TMVC website provides vaccination advice, travel health advice, clinic details and current health alerts for overseas travel.
TRAVAX is an interactive online database providing up to the minute travel health information for health care professionals. TRAVAX is maintained and continually updated by the Travel Health Division of Health Protection Scotland.
Travel Clinics of America
Founded in 2008, in Cleveland, Ohio, Travel Clinics of America members are trained physicians in over 70 nationwide locations with locations being added across the country rapidly. There may be a TCA physician in your neighborhood now, or in the near future.
Country Health Reports provide authoritive information on compulsory and recommended vaccinations, basic country facts, insurance, safety, natural disasters, security, terrorism, crime and finances along with practical travel health information.
We are constantly searching for products that make travel comfortable, safe, and rewarding''whether you are traveling the world''or just camping out close to home.
Traveldoctor.info provides detailed information for travellers about diseases worldwide and, immunization requirements for all countries. The advice is based on the Scandinavian perspective, and reflect how we advice travellers from Scandinavia.
With more Americans traveling on business and pleasure than ever before, the need for improved fitness and well-being on the road has never been greater. A common resolve among road warriors: find creative ways to exercise, eat right and reduce stress on upcoming trips.
Information about health issues while travelling, and practical advice about how to stay healthy.
Whether your overseas getaway involves five-star comfort, or being far off the beaten track, or anywhere in between, Travelling Well is your invaluable travelling companion.
News and tips for your trips from Chris McGinnis!
World Travelers of America
Through their membership in the World Travelers of America, thousands of travelers and travel enthusiasts from across the nation share a common mission - working together to improve the safety, affordability, and ease of travel.