However you plan to get there — by plane, train, automobile or cruise ship — traveling involves a long checklist of items to remember. While packing enough socks is up to you, Sharp experts have tips for all things health-related. Use the following resources to help you prepare for your next vacation — and sleep soundly knowing your health is covered.
(click photos to read stories)
Review your insurance coverage
Insurance options when you travel
While trip-planning logistics remain top of mind, you should also look into your health insurance coverage in case medical issues come up while you are away.
Traveling abroad? Get covered!
From college students studying abroad to older adults booking an international cruise, emergency medical insurance is a smart bet for anyone leaving the U.S.
Health tips for long-distance travel
Traveling internationally can take a real toll on the body, especially for older travelers. Here are seven things you need to know before you go abroad.
5 tips for cruise ship safety
You have the tickets, sunscreen and passport ready for your upcoming cruise. Don't leave port before reviewing these ways to stay safe and healthy while on board.
Traveling internationally with a toddler
Dr. Veda Wu explains what to do before and during an international trip to help your toddler adjust.
Tips for traveling with diabetes
Holiday travel and festive meals can mean big trouble if you have a chronic condition like diabetes. Start planning now with these simple tips.
Tips for traveling with arthritis
Whether it's a quick road trip or a globetrotting adventure, travel is slightly more complicated for people with arthritis. These five tips can help.
Avoid travel-related injury
Preventing aches on a plane
If your holiday plans include air travel, these three simple exercises can promote proper blood circulation and help prevent potential life-threatening blood clots.
DVT: Why travelers shouldn't ignore it
Learn how to avoid deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which occurs in more than 900,000 people every year and can strike both men and women.
5 tips to help ease airplane ear pain
Why do our ears pop on an airplane and why does yawning help? Find out how to soar up and away pain-free.
Avoiding the drag of jet lag
Traveling across time zones can interfere with sleep cycles and leave you hungry, tired and disoriented. These tips from an experienced globetrotter can help.