Travel Tips

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International Expeditions' Director of Product Developement Bill Robison is always on the go. In the past five years, Bill has traveled to the Peruvian Amazon, Trinidad, Guyana, Bali, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, Jordan, Brazil's Pantanal, Chile, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Dubai, Holland, Sweden, Poland, Latvia, Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Ireland, Scotland, Russia and China. So when we asked for his tips for staying healthy when you travel, Bill had a lot to share!

Bill's Top 5 tips for staying healthy when you travel are:

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This tips for safe and savvy travel is brought to you by MedjetAssist's own World Wide Will.

If you are headed out for night-time festivities like dinner and dancing and you're in a new town, be sure to go find your destination during the day. I always do this and on many occasions I have changed my plans due to a scary neighborhood that I would not want to be in after dark.

Don't forget: Travel safe, travel smart and always carry your Medjet card!

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Earlier this week on the International Expeditions Facebook page, a guest joining our Amazon cruise asked for advice on packing. As always, our expert expedition leader, Jorge Salas, came through with a great list of essentials. Check out Jorge's Amazon packing list below, and let us know if you have other suggestions.

September 09, 2010

You Drank the Water...Now What?

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Traveler's Diarrhea (TD) the most common illness affecting travelers. In fact, each year between 20%-50% of international travelers, an estimated 10 million persons, develop diarrhea. So what can we do to prevent TD? Using a common sense approach with regard to eating and drinking is paramount.

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These expert Peru travel tips were given by our Peruvian Expedition Leader, Jorge Salas-Guevara. Expedition Leader Jorge is a favorite among International Expeditions guests, having led expeditions to the Amazon and Papua New Guinea.

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Laos in particular requests visitors to show the proper respect when visiting their country. As with anywhere, visitors and locals alike should pay attention to basic rules of politeness. Making a good first impression will be greatly appreciated by the Lao people, who are often seen as shy and gentle.  These quick tips are useful in ensuring the best cultural experience possible.

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For many first-time travelers to Egypt, dealing with aggressive vendors can be a daunting task. Long-time Wings Over the Nile leader & Product Development Director Bill Robison shares his tips for shopping on your Nile cruise.

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It's time to start family travel-planning for summer vacation. And whether you're traveling on our family Amazon cruise, Galapagos for kids cruise or just flying to visit relatives, the best way to reduce stress when flying with kids is to plan ahead.

Travel Tips for Flying With Kids

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The women of International Expeditions (and many of our guests) are full of tips for women traveling alone internationally. While some women are concerned about being targets when traveling, a little cautious preparation can go a long way toward making you feel safe and ensuring you have a great vacation.

Know Before You Go:

Before traveling to a foreign county, learn as much as possible about the area's religious or cultural beliefs. You may need to adjust your dress and behavior to comply with local customs.

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