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Traveler’s Diarrhoea - Health Tips

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 11 Oct 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [5812]

Traveler’s Diarrhea is perhaps the most common problem to be faced by travelers, anywhere.  The causes of traveler’s diarrhea can range from viral to bacterial but the most common is E. Coli bacteria.  WorldNomads.com 's roving ... Read more >

Tags: diarrhoea, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety, worldwide

Travel Scams 2.0: The Evolution of Deceit

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 12 Dec 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3704]

You've most likely been warned about pickpockets, drink spiking, and conniving tuk-tuk drivers. However, new and increasingly more creative scams seem to keep popping up on the backpacker trails everywhere. We've highlighted some of the latest ... Read more >

Tags: backpackers, non-destination, theft, travel-crime, travel-safety, worldwide

Guarding The Moolah: How To Carry Money Safely While Travelling

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 4 Apr 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [5644] | Comments [2]

If the basic essentials of life are food, water and shelter, then the basic essential of travel is money. Because if you are stuck without it in a foreign land, it's pretty hard to get the first three. So how do you keep your money safe overseas? What ... Read more >

Tags: cash, credit cards, money, non-destination, travel money, travel-safety, travel-tips, travellers cheques

Fire, Fire! What's your escape plan?

WORLDWIDE | Sat, 29 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [3511] | Comments [1]

Going on holiday should be a fun and exciting time, filled with meeting new people, new places and new foods.  Nobody wants to think that they might get hurt or sick on their holiday, but the possibility does exist, unfortunately.  A good example ... Read more >

Tags: non-destination, travel-safety

Getting high when you travel, safely

WORLDWIDE | Sun, 2 Jan 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [5300] | Comments [2]

Getting high when you travel can be quite adventurous, and in fact it may be the main reason why you head to a destination. Travelers should not be afraid of taking things to the next level, but must also remember a few key points on their trip. Altitude ... Read more >

Tags: altitude, altitude sickness, climbing, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety

Hiking Safety Tips For The Footloose Traveller

WORLDWIDE | Wed, 8 Dec 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1760]

There is no better way to connect with the natural surroundings of your destination than a good, old fashioned stomp through the wilderness. But some travellers think they can trek out into the scrub without adequate preparation - big mistake. Even ... Read more >

Tags: bushwalking, forest treks, hiking, non-destination, travel-safety, treks

Fully Sick - Safety Tips for Woozy Travellers

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 7 Dec 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [999]

Anyone who has done a fair bit of travelling has had their fair share of vagabond sickness - from a simple lurgy in Europe to full blown Delhi-belly in India - ask anyone who has travelled far and wide, and you are guaranteed to get a nasty first or ... Read more >

Tags: non-destination, sickness, travel-health, travel-safety

Going to War (Zones) - a Hypothetical Safety Guide

IRAQ | Mon, 29 Nov 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [2172]

Iraq as a travel destination... Are you nuts?  The Iraqi government has started showing up at travel trade shows , touting their country as a destination.   It must be a tough gig working at the Iraqi tourism board; selling a destination ... Read more >

Tags: iraq, middle east, non-destination, travel-safety, war

Preparing the perfect travel medi-kit

WORLDWIDE | Wed, 27 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [3546]

World Nomad’s roving medical expert, Dr Erik McLaughlin MD, has just recently returned from a seven-week adventure that took him from the hustle of Athens, Greece to the steep gorges on the Island of Crete, the hot desert of Egypt and the lush ... Read more >

Tags: medical kit, non-destination, travel medicine, travel-health, travel-safety, worldwide

Travel Health & Hygiene

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 12 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [2489] | Comments [1]

Is there anything worse than being ill far away from home? Our motto at WorldNomads.com is keep travelling safely , and that means looking after your health as well as your safety. But how do you stay healthy ... Read more >

Tags: hygiene, illness, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety, travel-safety-tips, travel-tips

Insect Repellent & Sun Block: which goes first?

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 19 Jul 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [7687] | Comments [1]

If you’re in a country that requires you to apply sunblock, there’s a good chance you’ll also need to apply insect repellent. There are many old traveller’s tales  warning if you apply them in the wrong order you'll neutralise one, ... Read more >

Tags: insect repellent, mosquito, non-destination, sun, sunblock, sunscreen, travel-advice, travel-health, travel-health, travel-safety

Scared of Flying?- Some Safety Tips

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 2 Jul 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [2620] | Comments [1]

Flying - it’s an essential part of travel, but do you ever get a little bit afraid? Passengers on a Qantas flight out of San Francisco in August 2010 had every right to show a little fear – one of the engines exploded, ripping a hole in the engine ... Read more >

Tags: flying, non-destination, travel-safety, travel-safety-tips, travel-tips, travel-transport

Being Safe and Cautious When Travelling

WORLDWIDE | Wed, 30 Jun 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [4401] | Comments [1]

Traveling, as anything in life, can have some risks involved.  We always question ourselves, What if “blank” happens?  Well, there’s always a “what if…” on our mind but if we are cautious we can prevent those “what if’s” from happening and have an ... Read more >

Tags: non-destination, scams, theft, travel, travel-advice, travel-crime, travel-safety

Ski Safety - Staying Safe on the Snow

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 1 Jun 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [1858]

Ski season in the southern hemisphere, and you can choose to go ‘down under’ in Australia or New Zealand, or take your snow with a Latin American flavour at Portillo in Chile (only an hour from Santiago) and Bariloche in Argentina. Wherever you ... Read more >

Tags: argentina, bariloche, new zealand, non-destination, perisher, portillo, ski, skiing, snow, travel-safety

What makes a place 'dangerous' to travel to?

WORLDWIDE | Sat, 3 Apr 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [3836] | Comments [1]

I came across a top little article by Brenda Yun at Gadling.com titled, What is a dangerous travel destination? It made me think that many of our World Nomads travel far off the beaten path, in countries that most of us would deem unsafe. I decided ... Read more >

Tags: non-destination, travel-advice, travel-safety

Safe water tips to save money, your health and the planet

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 15 Mar 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [3442]

Water is something most of us take for granted until we step on a plane and head out into the world.  Then we suddenly realize that this precious liquid so necessary to sustain life can also cause serious ill health and even worse. Nothing ruins a good ... Read more >

Tags: non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety, travel-tips, water

When disaster strikes: survival tips for travelers

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 25 Jan 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [2966] | Comments [1]

The recent earthquake in Haiti is a reminder that disasters can occur anywhere at anytime.  It's not always possible to 'be prepared' and in those instances, having some knowledge of safety and survival tips could be vital. This article looks at how ... Read more >

Tags: disaster, earthquake, emergency, non-destination, survival, travel-advice, travel-safety, travel-safety-tips

Dengue Fever: Fastest Growing Vector Borne Disease?

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 18 Dec 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [13609] | Comments [4]

The map shows worldwide distribution of Dengue Fever. Blue: Areas infested with Aedes aegypti. Red: Areas with Aedes aegypti and recent epidemic dengue fever. WorldNomads.com 's roving medical expert Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD discusses ... Read more >

Tags: dengue fever, mosquitoes, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety

Savvy Safety Tips for Less Stressful Holiday Travel

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 3 Dec 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [2610]

Wrapped presents, home addresses on luggage tags and tipsy travelers can rack up negative travel points and stress, especially during the holidays that count as some of the busiest travel days of the year. At WorldNomads.com, we're in the business ... Read more >

Tags: non-destination, travel-safety, travel-transport

Feel Safe While Traveling: 10 Things You Can Do

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 19 Oct 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [5856] | Comments [5]

Traveling can be a lot of fun; protect your vacation from being ruined by scams, world events or changing regulations. By being informed and aware of your surroundings, your dream vacation can be everything you want it to be.                        ... Read more >

Tags: baggage, money, non-destination, passport, precautions, travel-insurance, travel-safety

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