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Rick Steves: Using Travel to Better the World

If you watch PBS, you know Rick Steves. He’s that blond, bespectacled fellow with the Mr. Rogers delivery who takes us on travels throughout Europe and beyond, showing us sights, sharing history, and providing practical travel tips. He is probably America’s most famous traveler, and he’s become enough of a staple of PBS programming to be a regular feature of every pledge drive.

But Steves is not content merely to show us the world. Traveling may be his job, but he works it partly to bring people together through exposure to each other; and he uses his success to improve the world around him.

The Rick Steves story starts out as both ambitious and modest. Having acquired…

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 Rick Steves: Using Travel to Better the World

“Keep on travelin’,” he says at the end of most of his travelogues. But for Rick Steves, it’s a catchphrase that is no less about self-betterment than sightseeing. And he walks the walk.

Five Reasons Why Travel Is Good For Your Mental Health

It's no news that travel is good for your physical wellbeing, but a significant amount of scientific research suggests that exploring a new place can do wonders for your mental and emotional health as well.

Travel Doctor

The Travel Doctor TMVC website provides vaccination advice, travel health advice, clinic details and current health alerts for overseas travel. 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.


TRAVAX is an interactive online database providing up to the minute travel health information for health care professionals.

Information about health issues while travelling, and practical advice about how to stay healthy.

Travelling Well

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Passport Health

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.

Staying healthy while travelling can help to ensure your trip overseas is a happy and enjoyable one. This brochure provides health information and travel tips to help you prepare for a safe and healthy journey.

Travel Medicine

Travel can be challenging. When you leave your familiar surroundings, you encounter different languages, foods, currencies, customs, weather, electricity, living conditions and more. But with the right preparation, you can return home with fond memories of journeys taken and excited anticipation for future trips.

Travel Medicine & Infectious Disease

The journal will publish original papers and invited reviews covering all aspects of travel medicine and infectious disease.


Safety. Security. Service. Our highest priority is to protect the lives and interests of U.S. citizens overseas. We do this through routine and emergency services to Americans at our embassies and consulates around the world. We serve our fellow citizens during their most important moments – births, deaths, disasters, arrests, and medical emergencies. The Bureau of Consular Affairs formulates and implements policy relating to immigration and consular services and ensures responsive and efficient provision of consular services overseas.

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.

Worldwise Travel Health Clinics

We provide you with the knowledge and confidence to keep you well and healthy when you travel.

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.

Airport Gyms

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.

Atwater Carey

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 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.

HTH Worldwide

We are a leader in helping world travelers gain access to quality healthcare services all around the globe.

International SOS

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.


Katadyn develops water filters, that use chlorine or silver based material for sterilisation and mobile desalination equipment for travelling, outdoor, camping and marine applications.

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.


Comprehensive information about diving and undersea medicine for the non-medical diver, the non-diving physician and the specialist. Online Questions, answers and comment.


If you are travelling internationally you should be aware that conditions in other countries, both natural and man-made, may be significantly different from those in Canada and may seriously affect health and personal security during travel.


Health information for specific destinations


Why should travelers see a physician before they leave?


Traveling can increase your chances of getting sick. It takes your body time to adjust to the water, food and air in another place. Water in developing countries can contain viruses, bacteria and parasites that cause stomach upset and diarrhea.


Our common-sense approach borrows and adapts the best ideas from business and industry. The goal is not just to make people feel safe, but to ensure that they really are safe.


All people planning travel should become informed about the potential hazards of the countries they are travelling to and learn how to minimize any risk to their health.

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