Tag Archives: health
Posted on 13. Dec, 2011 by Steph.
Here’s the thing about altitude sickness: it sneaks up on you. It doesn’t affect everyone, and it doesn’t happen all the time, so you are lulled into a lovely sense of security, than WHAMMO- face in the trashcan. The first couple of days in Quito I was fine. More than fine, I was energetically exploring [...]
Posted on 15. Nov, 2011 by Steph.
When I was 19 I had appendicitis. Only nobody believed me. It was my first semester in college, my first time living away from home. My solution to homesickness was to keep myself crazy busy with classwork, activities and volunteering. I was busy but it felt good. It was on my way back to school [...]
Posted on 13. Jun, 2010 by Steph.
Getting sick abroad is not fun. Getting REALLY sick while traveling is the absolute worst (trust me, I’ve been there). Because I prefer to spend my time on the beach, not in the ER, I went in for a travel medicine consultation a couple weeks ago. I visited that Capitol Travel Medicine clinic in Arlington [...]
Posted on 03. Jun, 2010 by Guest Poster.
Today’s guest post stresses a lesson I could stand to do better on myself: the importance of being physically fit while traveling. On Emei Shan last month, we reached roughly 1,200 meters’ altitude before I started to feel like I wanted to die. Which might sound like an achievement, except that we’d taken a cable [...]
Posted on 04. Feb, 2010 by Steph.
Today we kick off Guest-Post-Stravaganza with a neat post from Dona Francis of Wandering Dona. Dona has spent time traveling in Africa, India and South East Asia. Her experiences in the field have taught her a lot about natural first aid, which she shares with us today. It’s inevitable that at some point during your [...]