Travel Health – Being Prepared

Travel Health - Being Prepared, Travel Health – Being Prepared

No matter your age, travel health can be a threat to the success of your trip. This can occur before or during your trip. You can use many interventions to mitigate that risk, especially during the trip. Joelle has had a long career in the medical field as a nurse. Within that role, she was passionate about education, believing firmly that when patients understand what is occurring, it empowers them to have a more active role in what is happening to them. The patient can then become their advocate, which is essential to get the care they deserve. This translates to travel health well.

The goal is to educate our readers on the role they can take in their health during travel. It is about being prepared and understanding how and why it is your best choice. By understanding, you will be more likely willing to take on the actions and behaviors needed to ensure you are in the best travel health for your adventure. Joelle has always believed no one is incapable of comprehending the whys. We often don’t give people enough credit, and if we explain it correctly and clearly, any layperson can learn.

Joelle will be adding many posts on Travel Health as the blog grows. Travel health-specific posts will be displayed on this page.

Posts in development on travel health

  • Failproof Way to Prevent Sea Sickness
  • Jetlag: Guidance on how to prevent that
  • Getting Ill Abroad: How to Prepare
  • Wanderers Compass Travel Emergency Card
  • Handling Medical Emergencies During Travel
  • Injury Before Travel: Should I proceed?
  • Pharmacies Abroad: How to Make Use of them
  • Plane travel: How to make it the best experience possible
  • Added risk in Cruise travel: How to reduce your risk

The topics can be endless, but we may not have thought of what you are interested in. We would love to hear what you want to see us address on travel health. You may have hard-earned travel health stories you would like to share. It is when we share we learn. It may even save a life! You can let us know your ideas in the comment section below or contact us privately here.

We look forward to empowering you to take control of your health during your travel!

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Travel Insurance

Our favorite travel insurance site!

We could not be stronger advocates of being well-insured—not just for the little stuff but for the big things like medical emergencies. We never leave home without it. Our go-to place is Squaremouth.com. It does a fantastic job with its user-friendly interface and uses top-rated and reputable insurance carriers. They also mediate on your behalf if you have problems.

To empower you as a consumer, we suggest you read our blog post on the importance of travel insurance and how to get the best coverage from top-rated companies for an affordable price.

Medical transport back home from anywhere in the world

They are the premier global air medical transport. One caveat to travel insurance is that medical evacuation usually gets you to the closest facility to care for you. Medjet gets you back to the U.S. to the hospital of your choice once you are stable enough to fly. A Medjet membership is only for medical transport. Medjet Horizon offers expanded coverage. They have individual trip policies starting at $99 and annual policies for around $300. Most of their policies limit the age to 74.

To learn more about how Medical Evacuation membership with Medjet Assist works, check out our blog post for a more detailed review.  

Accommodations & Experiences

Expedia.com and VRBO
Hotels, home rentals, BNBs, flights, and other transportation & tours 

Expedia is a US-based company whose mission is to power global travel for everyone and everywhere. Wanderers Compass focuses on independent travel, and using sites like Expedia makes that possible. Every aspect of travel you need, from airfare, accommodations, rental car, and cruises to activities to do at your destination, can be booked on Expedia.  

Hotels, Home rentals, BNBs, Flights, and other Transportation & Tours 

Booking.com connects millions of travelers to memorable experiences, various transportation options, and incredible places to stay – from homes to hotels and much more. It is one of the world’s largest travel marketplaces for established brands and entrepreneurs of all sizes. It is our preferred booking site.

The leading marketplace for travel experiences

Viator believes that making memories is what travel is all about. And with 300,000+ experiences to explore—everything from simple tours to extreme adventures (and all the niche, interesting stuff in between)—making memories that will last a lifetime has never been easier. We use them often during our travels and love their liberal cancellation policy.


Wanderers Compass Amazon Storefront
An excellent source for all travel essentials and guides

Amazon is one of the most comprehensive online shopping sources in the world. Teams worldwide provide lower prices, better selection, and rapid delivery on behalf of customers. They offer a vast inventory, and their 1.7 million small and medium businesses worldwide selling on Amazon.com offer extensive options to customers.


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