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Going Viral: Japan's Mania for Masks Is Finally Cool

Gail Nakada | Posted 10.30.2014 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Good manners in this country demand masks for any cold symptom. Parents get their children used to wearing them by pre-school.

Pack Your Purell Before You Visit The World's 'Filthiest' Tourist Attractions

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.11.2014 | Travel

Prepare for a serious case of the yucks. We already expect to encounter germs in planes, trains and taxi cabs, but we've never considered that a mu...

7 Ways Travel Makes You Healthier

Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel

Traveling the world and exploring new places can change your life. It exposes you to new cultures and can help shape your mindset. Lots of time we...

Why Air Passengers Fly With the Flu

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 12.25.2013 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Would you board an airplane knowing you had the flu? Would you worry about possibly infecting other passengers or airline crew? The decision whether or not to fly when you're sick is complicated because it's influenced by a number of factors.

'How to Not Get Sick in India,' and Six Other Lessons From a Trip Around the World

Daniel Kronovet | Posted 10.12.2013 | Travel
Daniel Kronovet

These things aren't obvious and generally ran against my initial assumptions. If you're planning a similar trip abroad, these might save you some trouble. If you're not, they might (hopefully) whet the palate.

Do You Really Need to Get a Travel Vaccine?

Budget Travel | Posted 10.20.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

"Have you gotten your shots? The question is not as bratty as it sounds. There are a handful of places on earth you literally can't visit without getting vaccinated, and a wide array of countries where a few recommended shots could be the difference between a dream vacay and a medevac.

How to Stay Safe and Healthy While Traveling Abroad

International SOS | Posted 12.18.2012 | Travel
International SOS

With a little foresight, and by following these simple guidelines, you'll be better able to stay safe and healthy, no matter your destination this busy holiday season -- whether you're in India or somewhere much closer to home.

How To Sleep Well When Traveling

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Sleeping in the best of circumstances can be difficult for many people, and the vast majority of us will struggle with sleeplessness at some point or other.

Avoid Health Care Hassles On Vacation

AP | By TOM MURPHY | Posted 06.15.2012 | Travel

-- Five hospitals sit within an easy drive of my Indianapolis home. It's comforting to know, considering that my wife will deliver our second child i...

The Diet Detective Rates Airline Food

Huffington Post | Rebecca Dolan | Posted 01.31.2013 | Travel

For many travelers, the prospect of dining while flying can be a daunting one. Will there be any healthy options? Is the in-flight meal going to be ed...

Essential Tips For Saving Your Skin While Traveling

La Carmina | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
La Carmina

Too often, I've left America with a smooth face -- and arrived in Asia looking like sandpaper.

Over The River And Through The Woods: Healthy Holiday Travel

Carolyn Scott | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Carolyn Scott

The holidays are upon us and with it comes stress in many forms. What to buy, who to visit, what not to eat, etc. Traveling is another biggie but this year, you can do it right.