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Sick on the Road: Stories

This category provides stories about travel health highs and lows from travelers just like you. Whether funny, scary, gross or amazing, these stories offer perspective and helpful tips to ensure you have a great time while abroad.

travel health round-up

Welcome to our third travel health round-up (see previous round-ups here), in which we share travel health related blog posts and news items that we find interesting, occasionally disgusting, and often instructive. If you have any suggestions for the next one, get in touch. While this story from Wes, who blogs at JohnnyVagabond.com, is not [...]

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travel health round-up

Welcome to our second travel health round-up (see the first round-up here), in which we share travel health related blog posts and news items that we find interesting, occasionally disgusting, and often instructive. If you have any suggestions for the next one, get in touch. Similar to Jodi's tale in our first round-up, Tracy and [...]

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doxycycline side effects

I wrote in an earlier post of my decision not to take malaria prophylactics. This is a personal decision and I don't necessarily recommend it for everyone. As with everything on this site, you should always consult a doctor at a travel health clinic before making such decisions. What I want to talk about today [...]

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erica and shaun from overyonderlust

Shaun and Erica, the couple behind Over Yonderlust, are currently making tracks in Central America. Their writing is terrifically thoughtful, entertaining, and often times hilarious, and their blog is rich in media - be sure to check out their wonderful photography and videos. They were a prime interview target, both because of their quality travel [...]

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travel health round-up

Sick on the Road intends to provide well organized, readable information and advice on travel health issues. As much as possible, we try to back up our advice with first hand experience (see our SteriPen Traveler review or this piece on amoebic dysentery, for example). Fortunately, there are many infections, parasites and illnesses we have [...]

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travel health disasters part II

The following is the second part in a series of posts titled Travel Health Disasters (find the first one here). Featured are the tales of other travelers and travel bloggers who have experienced some difficult moments on the road. Some of them are funny. Some of them are scary. Some of them are downright miserable. [...]

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skin infection in South Korea

I loathe mosquitoes. I feel that I am not alone in this feeling. Their sound irritates me, the fact that they live off of the blood of the living disturbs me, the fact that they spread disease so easily and frequently gets my blood boiling, and I get super riled up by how their bites [...]

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Travel Health Disasters Part I

travel health disasters

The following is the first part in a series of posts titled Travel Health Disasters. Featured are the tales of other travelers and travel bloggers who have experienced some difficult moments on the road. Some of them are funny. Some of them are scary. Some of them are downright miserable. All of them are related to travel health in one way or another.

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