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There is a lack of centrally located, frequently updated travel health information that is readable and well organized while also including stories from travelers themselves. We hope to change that. We are here to provide you with travel health tips that are backed up by actual experience, whether it’s choosing which malaria prophylactic to take, picking a sunscreen or finding the best travel insurance.

It is important to note, however, that we are not a travel health clinic, nor are we a replacement for an actual consultation with a doctor. Consider this site a starting point. Use it to get a better idea of travel health issues you could face and how to deal with them. Then, when you do visit a travel clinic, you will be better informed and prepared to have a discussion about your trip.

If you don’t know where to begin on the site, head over to the start here page.

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If you have any comments or suggestions, if you are interested in writing a guest post, or if you would like to inquire about advertising on the site, please contact us at info at sickontheroad dot com or use the form on the contact page.

About the Authors

This site is primarily authored by Phil Paoletta and Sam Gruber. They have traveled extensively together, starting with a stint studying abroad in Ghana. Between them they have suffered leg infections, malaria, amoebic dysentery, and all manner of intestinal bacterial disasters.

About Sam

An avid traveler, Sam has spent the past several years of his life traveling the U.S. and working with children. A prospective child life specialist, Sam looks to satisfy his wanderlust again soon. He is currently based in Colorado.

About Phil

Formerly a middle school teacher in Washington, DC, Phil has recently been making tracks in West Africa. He is currently splitting time between the US, Mali, and Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, where he runs a small restaurant and catering business with two Ivorian friends.

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