Travel Tips

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Today's travel tip is brought to you by Medjet's own World Wide Will! Be sure to check out his blog at

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No matter where I travel, I always learn at least one phrase - "Where is?" The minute I make plans to travel somewhere, I look up the translation and start practicing. If I cannot manage to master speaking the question, I write it in my guide book. Then I am set!

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Anyone that has ever traveled with a child knows that there can be many challenges to face. The best way to reduce stress on your next family vacation is to plan ahead.

•    Try to book an overnight flight to coincide with your child’s sleeping habits
•    Make sure your carry-on bag holds every item your child is likely to need during the flight
•    Dress your child in a couple of light layers, so you can add or remove layers as necessary
•    Encourage your child to eat or drink during take off and landing to prevent earache

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Be sure you get the most out of your travels by being prepared and protected when you venture overseas. These simple tips ensure healthy behaviors both during and after your ecotourism trip.

  • Use sunscreen and insect repellent as directed
  • Be careful and food and water - Remember, ice cubes don't kill bacteria!
  • Wear protective gear when doing adventure activities
  • Limit alcohol intake

For more travel tips and suggestions, check out the Medjet blog.

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Are you an avid traveler with an iPhone? Be sure to check out iMedjet, Medjet’s new application featuring comprehensive first aid information.

With content provided by A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine, the first-aid portion of the app draws from more than 10 years of research, experience and teaching, and even links to situational descriptions and technique illustrations.

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Whether you're traveling to Earth’s wildest regions or just to the next state, lost medications can be difficult to replace. Here are a few smart tips on traveling with your medications.

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Staying connected to your family and your support systems is extremely important when traveling.

  • Research your destination to find out what type of telecommunication device you will need.
  • A cell phone may work in some regions while others may require an international cell phone or satellite phone.
  • Remember, Medjet members who have our Plus program receive free international cell phone rental and discounted satellite rental.
May 01, 2009

Ultimate Packing List

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Many airlines are only allowing 15 pounds for your carry-on, and it takes planning to pack the perfect bag! We asked our staff to compile the perfect packing list, and they’ve thrown in some helpful packing tricks as well.

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