Malaria and Anti-Malarial

This article is meant as an educational resource and should not replace a visit with your doctor. The information in this article has been pulled from a variety of websites and referenced throughout the article and hyperlinked eg. [1].

Welcome to the 4th installment in the Health + Travel series! When I wrote about travel insurance at the end of January, I had no intention of doing an article series on health and travel. Well, things change, and with each of your health and travel questions, I add another article to the series. This week I’ve decided to address Malaria and anti-Malarial methods.

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Health Check-Ups Before and After a Trip

I’ve recently decided to write a series of articles about health and travel.

I know what you’re thinking, why would a girl who can’t stand to go to a doctor write about health and travel? Well there are a few reasons. One of them being the fact that if I take care of myself, then I definitely do not need to see a doctor, ever!

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Healthy Travel: Refilling a Medical Kit on the Road

Staying healthy while traveling is probably one of the most important aspects of your trip. Sure, getting sick, or surviving an illness can make for a fun little travel story down the road…”Dude, I was sooooo sick. Man I was puking my guts out for like 6 days, but I was in this little village in Northern Bhutan and there were no doctors or pharmacies. It was totally off-the-beaten-path. So awesome”.

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Visas & Vaccines: Getting Ready for Africa

I’ve always been a spontaneous person (or crazy according to some of my friends & family). I thrive on last minute decisions. It’s exciting. It’s a rush. It’s also very exhausting.

It’s been roughly 8 days since I received an email from Intrepid Travel, inviting me to take one of their tours. Although I gave my decision the same day, I still needed to wait. Local offices needed to be contacted to ensure there was room for me on the next tour, and airline tickets needed to be purchased. So, I waited patiently as the details were worked on by the lovely staff at Intrepid Travel in Toronto.

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Simple Supplements by Abby Tegnelia

I am not a doctor or a nurse or anything else that might be close to involved with the medical field. All I am is a travel-aholic who recently spent way too many months unemployed with too much time on her hands. Among the many obsessions that got me through that difficult time (NCIS marathons, cheap Pinot Grigio), I became obsessed with my health. And thus, like the dedicated reporter I am, I enlisted an army to help, from a like-minded friend, to an acupuncturist, to a healer, to my local Whole Foods professionals.

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Staying Hydrated While You Travel by Abbie Mood

Staying hydrated is the key to staying healthy when traveling, and is something often overlooked until we find ourselves in hot climates, or are already showing signs of dehydration (which includes feeling thirsty!)

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A Girl’s Guide to Healthy Travel

All travelers should strive for healthy travel. Let’s face it; there is nothing worse than being sick or injured in a foreign country. Language barriers can make simply conversations difficult, and reading medical instructions next to impossible. Healthy travel encompasses more than illnesses or accidents, it also encompasses things like exercise, eating right and more.


Buying travel insurance is a decision that a lot of travelers struggle with. Do you really need it? I mean, come on!

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