5 Healthcare Tips for Expats

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  1. Wherever you go, your med records should follow

One of the biggest challenges expats face is finding and maintaining high quality medical care. While Medihoo can help you find the right care it’s always a good idea to maintain an up-to-date copy of your medical records so new care providers have easy access to your medical history.  Your medical records should contain basic info like name, date of birth, insurance numbers and the names and locations of your general practitioners. Ask your doctor for your full medical history. It is possible he will charge you to produce these records and it will take time. So ask well in advance, preferably in writing.

  1. Check Medihoo.com before the emergency

The problem with finding good health care is that it always needs to happen when there’s a problem or emergency. To avoid stressful situations, it is best to know beforehand where the best medical professionals in the city you are relocating to can be found. The local embassy can help, but in a pinch medihoo.com can help you find good healthcare.

  1. Research local illnesses, diseases and health warnings.

Leishmaniasis? What? There are many obscure diseases in the world and while you shouldn’t visit webmd too much for fear of becoming a total hypochondriac, it is a good idea to do some research on the most prevalent health issues in the country you are relocating to. The US Center for Disease Control and Australia’s Smarttraveler site are good jumping off points for destination-specific information for people working and living overseas.

  1. Where are the band-aids?

Every home should have a well stocked First Aid kit. You can buy these anywhere, but we consider the family deluxe kit from Red Cross America to be the gold standard. Find the contents here. Make sure your first aid kit is up-to-date and that everyone in your household knows where it is and preferably how to use it.

  1. Take care of yourself

It’s cliché. But eating healthy and getting lots of exercise goes a long way. Combine that with an annual check-up and you should be good to go. When living abroad you should keep track of your health: make note of changes, schedule annual check-ups for you and your family well in advance and make sure you know where to go when problems arise. Medihoo.com is a totally free service to connect you with good health-care providers. Visit us and help us share good care!

We all wonder from time to time when traveling: How to tip in a foreign country…

All travelers have certainly been confronted with this topic at one time or another. We all want to be polite and act courteously. We all wonder from time to time, what tip should I give in a Restaurant / Bar ….

Well wonder no more, this infographic can guide you in at least some countries:

How to Tip in 24 Countries Around the World

Found on: Visualistan

Wanna know what travelers think and say about traveling?

Here some some funny & some cold hard facts about traveling coming from the traveling community:

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Source: Frontier (we love this site and blog)

40 tourists no no’s

Traveling around the world regularly or just going on vacation somewhere. It is best to be aware of what to avoid doing and how to be respectful. It can keep you out of trouble. This nice infographic can help as guide for some countries. Enjoy reading…stay save:

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This list could make sure your holiday is a happy one when travelling abroad

Source: DailyMail

22 SPECTACULAR & BIZARRE AIRBNB RENTALS

Never heard of AirBnB?

It is “a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodation around the world — online or from a mobile phone.

Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 190 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetise their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.” (see About us at AirBnB)

Here 22 AirBnB put on the bucket list by  from Flying the nest  (great travel inspiration blog! Thanks!)

22. Yellowstone Tipi

Location: West Yellowstone, MT, United States

Yellowstone Tipi

Yellowstone Tipi

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21. The Boot

Location: Tasman, Tasman, New Zealand

The Boot

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20. Vintage Airstream

Location: Peggy Sue, Rye, Victoria, Australia

Vintage Airstream

Vintage Airstream

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19. Romantic Amapas with Infinity Pool

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Romantic Amapas with Infinity Pool

Romantic Amapas with Infinity Pool

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18. Glass Tree House

Location: Atlanta, GA, United States

Glass Tree House

Glass Tree House

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17. King of the Castle

Location: Galway, Galway, Ireland

King of the Castle

King of the Castle

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16. Night on a Yacht

Location: Sóller, Balearic Islands, Spain

Night on a Yacht

Night on a Yacht

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15. Glass Cabin

Location: Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Glass Cabin

Glass Cabin

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14. Geodesic Dome

Location: Bethlehem, CT, United States

Geodesic Dome

Geodesic Dome

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13. Fairytale Treehouse

Location: Atlanta, GA, United States

Fairytale Treehouse

Fairytale Treehouse

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12. A-Frame Cabin

Location: Gasquet, CA, United States

A-Frame Cabin

A-Frame Cabin

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11. Spend the night in an Igloo

Location: Kühtai, Tirol, Austria

Spend the night in an Igloo

Spend the night in an Igloo

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10. Clock Tower Guest Suite

Location: Greater London, United Kingdom

Clock Tower Guest Suite

Clock Tower Guest Suite

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9. Jungle Tree House

Location: San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua

Jungle Tree House

Jungle Tree House

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8. Dog Bark Park Inn B&B

Location: Cottonwood, ID, United States

Dog Bark Park Inn B&B

Dog Bark Park Inn B&B

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7. Night Under the Stars

Location: Paiguano, Coquimbo, Chile

Night Under the Stars

Night Under the Stars

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6. Stay the Night in a Beer Barrel

Location: Ostbevern, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Stay the Night in a Beer Barrel

Stay the Night in a Beer Barrel

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5. Tree Sparrow House

Location: St. Keverne, England, United Kingdom

Tree Sparrow House

 Tree Sparrow House

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4. The Seashell House

Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

The Seashell House

The Seashell House

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3. Cubehouse

Location: Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands

Cubehouse

Cubehouse

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2. Airplane Suite

Location: Teuge, Gelderland, Netherlands

Airplane Suite

Airplane Suite

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1. Alone on your very own Fiji Island

Location: Nanuku Levu, Fiji

Alone on your very own Fiji Island

Alone on your very own Fiji Island

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