Health and Safety Tips

  • Staying healthy on flights
    October 06, 2017 by Stuart | Category: Health and Safety Tips

    Travelling on a plane can be physically taxing on the body. Even healthy travellers are susceptible to picking up bugs on their journey. The following tips may help prevent arriving at your destination feeling a little under the weather.

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  • Avoiding Tourist Scams
    March 20, 2017 by Stuart | Category: Health and Safety Tips

    Unsavoury characters love to take advantage of tourists. The following common scams from around the world could happen to anyone. So whilst we don’t want people to get too worried, we do have a few handy tips to ensure you don’t become a victim.

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  • Seniors Travel Tips
    April 01, 2015 by Stuart | Category: Health and Safety Tips

    Travel tips for Seniors including what to do before you travel, traveling with medication, and important information what to do and what to avoid when you travel.

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  • Cruising
    May 04, 2014 by Stuart | Category: Health and Safety Tips

    What many Australians don’t know is that you are not covered by Medicare on a cruise – even if it’s in Australian waters. There may be expensive onboard healthcare costs as once your cruise ship has left port you are not covered by Medicare or your current private health care provider.

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  • Travelling Solo Guide
    March 27, 2014 by Stuart | Category: Health and Safety Tips

    Ever just daydreamed about packing your bags and travelling to a certain destination on your own? Welcome to the club as thousands of other Australians have had the same idea. Whether it’s for a taste of absolute freedom, a need to challenge your fears or to rediscover yourself – here’s a few tips so you can make the most out of your solo adventure.

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  • Drinking Water Overseas
    January 16, 2014 by Stuart | Category: Health and Safety Tips

    Unsafe drinking water is one of the leading sources of health problems when travelling and the ruin of many a holiday. Most travellers have experienced or heard of what is sometimes called Bali belly, Montezuma’s Revenge or Delhi belly.

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  • Travelling with Prescription Medicine
    November 28, 2013 by Stuart | Category: Health and Safety Tips

    Carry enough of your medication in your hand luggage in case of delayed or lost checked luggage. Ensure you also have ample supply of prescription medication to allow for any possible travel delays.

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  • Personal Safety and Security in Bali
    November 16, 2013 by Stuart | Category: Health and Safety Tips

    Crime levels are relatively low in Bali. However snatch-theft and theft from hotel rooms is not unfamiliar. Keep doors and windows securely locked when away from your room or at night. Carry only copies of your passports and travel documents leaving the originals locked up in your hotel room or better still the hotel's safe. You are generally safe on the streets, however when exploring Bali best to keep your valuables in a front-carry pouch.

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  • Health tips when visiting Bali
    November 11, 2013 by Stuart | Category: Health and Safety Tips

    Keep hydrated to avoid heatstroke but don't drink from the tap. The tap water in Bali is often the source of many a tourist's case of "Bali belly". When in Bali, stick to canned drinks or bottled water. For more information see our article Drinking Water Overseas.

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  • Pregnant and Travelling
    November 09, 2013 by Stuart | Category: Health and Safety Tips

    A lot of health professionals do not recommend travelling after your 30th week. It is important you talk to your doctor or health professional as they can advise you on any vaccination or medications needed for your trip and which ones are safe during pregnancy.

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