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Mosquitoes Carry The Virus For Japanese Encephalitis

World Encephalitis Day and What it Means to Travelers

Today, February 22nd is World Encephalitis Day (#WED), dedicated to raising awareness of encephalitis across the globe. Even the healthiest people can be affected by encephalitis: read the incredible story of how one Canadian family was affected by Japanese encephalitis - and how an active, athletic 62-year-old father succumbed to the disease after contracting it in Thailand. What do travelers need to know? Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain caused by one of two things…

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How to Stay Healthy When You Travel to Mexico and the Caribbean

No one likes to get sick, especially while on a vacation away from home, even more so in a country where you don't speak the language. Perhaps you've planned the holiday six months out, anticipating time on a beach, not beside a hotel room toilet. If you don't get many vacation days, getting sick is even harder to stomach. Is Canada a No Vacation Nation? As a Canadian I think of myself as lucky when…

What is ETIAS? Traveling to Europe after 2021

What is ETIAS? Traveling to Europe after 2021 Canadians love traveling to Europe and enjoy the luxury of visa-free entry. There is no need to apply for a visa or any form of travel authorization for trips of under 90 days. However, in 2021 this will change with the introduction of ETIAS. ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) will be very similar to the ESTA visa waiver which many nationalities need to apply for…

How to Get Through Airport Security Faster This Summer

If you want to get through Canadian airport security faster this summer these tips from CATSA are going to make a big difference.  It’s summer, you’ve been planning your big vacation for a while, and all you can think about is getting to the lake/beach/mountain (select dream location here). But with your mind’s eye fixed on your destination it’s easy to forget about the journey, particularly security screening at the airport. The good news is…

The Lost Art of Map Reading

Map reading is becoming a lost art. Friends now look at me as like I'm a relic from another age because I don't own a GPS. I don't have any apps on my cell phone either. What I do have are drawers full of maps and side pockets overflowing with maps in my car. I mourn the lost art of map reading. I collect all kinds of maps It's not just road maps that I…

8 Outdoor Safety Tips for Staying Safe & Alive

Every so often we hear grim news stories about outdoor adventures gone badly wrong - and they're not just happening on big mountains or on gnarly ocean waters. North Vancouver is a great example and a place where the dedicated Search and Rescue volunteers are kept busy looking for or attending to people in the north shore mountains. Every year people head out, ill prepared, poorly dressed, and/or under equipped and get lost or somehow…

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