Will Medicare cover you when you travel? If you plan on traveling throughout the United States or to any of the American territories, Original Medicare will cover you if you need medical care during your trip. The American territories consist of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. [Read more…] about Will Medicare Cover Me While I Travel?
What do I mean by Travel that Teaches? Simply, it is travel to historical places that may cause sadness and discomfort, but teaches valuable lessons about humanity or the lack thereof. I recently went with a fellow blogger to Eastern Europe and one of our stops was Prague. As a history aficionado, I knew that an important World War II camp was nearby, the town of Terezin, Czech Republic. Allow me to take you on a tour of this haunted landscape, haunted by the hatred and cruelty of the Nazis and the innocents who died at their hands. We must always remember these horrific events in history, only then do we stand a chance of not repeating them. With the rise of hate crime in the United States (up 17% in 2017) and the murder of eleven members of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, it is more important than ever to remember that these horrors did happen. [Read more…] about The Benefits of Travel that Teaches
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Experiences you don’t want to miss when visiting Miami!
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How should you handle a medical emergency when you are abroad? Heading overseas is one of life’s great adventures. But when you head abroad, whether it is for work, pleasure, a holiday or for a travel adventure you need to be smart and ultimately prepared for anything that life can throw at you.
If a medical emergency were to happen right now at your chosen destination, would you know what to do? Hopefully, by the end of this article, you’ll feel a lot more confident in how to approach and manage an emergency while abroad.
Get your travel insurance Sorted
Before you step foot on a plane, you need to put in place international medical coverage. It’s
shocking how many travelers risk their adventures and even their lives by skipping this important
step. If you have an accident while you’re travelling, if you fall and break a limb, get an infection,
become ill or even have a dental emergency then your medical cover will ensure you get the best
treatment available to you.
To reduce the risk of falling ill abroad, you need to head to your GP before you travel and get yourself vaccinated against all the diseases and illnesses that might cause a threat to you while you’re in a particular area.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
If you’re ill, or you think that your condition is worsening then don’t be afraid to ask for help. Yes,
there might be a language barrier but if someone can see that you’re in pain or discomfort they will
try their best to assist you. If in doubt, try Google Translate, or try to learn a few native phrases
before you travel.
Find your nearest Embassy
If something more serious has occurred, a criminal matter, a vehicle collision or something worse
then getting in touch with your country’s Embassy will help. Although they won’t pay for services,
they can assist you with helping you get home, assist with money being wired to you from home or
even get you airlifted back to your own country in extreme circumstances.
Pack a First Aid Kit
Thankfully, most ailments that happen when abroad can be treated by what you would normally find in a first aid
kit. Most common things can be treated with bandages and bandaids or plasters, antihistamines, eye solution,
skin rash remedies as well as things like diarrhea medicine which might be difficult to translate in
precarious situation in a pharmacy a hundred miles from anywhere that speaks English. Make sure
you pack your own and don’t go anywhere without it.
Staying at a hotel, B&B or hostel? Wherever you go, if you suffer with allergies you need to make all
staff and even your fellow travelers aware of your condition. If you have medicine that you should
take in case of an emergency, either keep the information on you somewhere – a medical bracelet,
or a card in your wallet – or better yet, let those around you know where your medicine is and
instruct them how to assist you if needs be.
Be safe when you travel and have a great time!
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