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26/11/2015

The Foods of Europe: Part 1, Munich

Food is one of the main things that excites me about travelling and it never disappoints, the different tastes, the unique texture and the savoury bites of the delicious foods would always make you wanting for more. When travelling around Europe you are greeted by the sheer amount of specialities and delicacies that make you question how these fascinating recipes came to be. The history behind the many dishes stems from the roots of the previous generations; the techniques are passed down to preserve the traditions and original flavours of... Read More

30/10/2015

Our Top 5 Essentials For Long Journeys

When you have a long distance to travel, it is beneficial to think about tackling what potential challenges you might face. While there is little you can do about flight delays or missing your train connection, you can prepare for the little things. Here at Travelpharm we have a team of well travelled staff members and our team have put together our essential travel items to help make your journey that little bit easier. Care Plus Clean Pro Hygiene Gel helps to protect your hands, with softening & cleansing anti bacterial gel... Read More

22/09/2015

Understanding Dengue Fever

If you are planning any long haul trip to the tropics or sub-tropics, the chances are you’ve sensibly done a lot of research into malaria and antimalarials in the region you plan to visit. But have you thought about Dengue fever? It certainly sounds like an illness but what EXACTLY is it? And more importantly, how can you prevent it? What is Dengue Fever? It is a viral infection spread most commonly by the bite of infected A. Aegypti and A. Albopictus mosquitos. It is widespread in hot, humid climates where... Read More

20/08/2015

20 Reasons To Travel The World

We’re all guilty of putting certain things off because the time isn’t right or because we’re scared of the change it might evoke. Many people quote money and time as the main reasons they can’t take a break. With international travel easier now than ever before, here at Travelpharm we have put together a list of 20 reasons why you SHOULD explore this planet. Top 20 Reasons To Travel The World 1: Budget Options International travel doesn’t have to cost the earth. Air fares can be bagged for as little... Read More

22/07/2015

Top 7 Family Holiday Essentials

Now that Easter has passed, it’s that time of year again; where we all marvel at how fast the time has passed since Christmas and start to spend A LOT of what little time we have to spare daydreaming about our forthcoming summer holidays. Whether it’s a sunny beach in Spain, a cottage in the UK or a blowout trip to the other side of the world, there are fundamentals that need to be arranged. We know that it is not always easy juggling life working full time, bringing up... Read More

02/07/2015

Festival Survival Guide

Festival season is in full swing and British summer time weather remains as unpredictable as ever! Music, rain, wind, mud, sunshine, alcohol and memories are all to be experienced and enjoyed!! However, festivals carry a few risks, so here’s a few tips to help you stay safe and healthy this summer. Alcohol If you choose to drink at a festival, have a drink of water between each beer.  This will keep you hydrated, particularly if it’s hot and sunny. It will also help prevent a nasty hangover.  Keep your drink... Read More

02/06/2015

How to find the right insect repellent for your journey

Nobody likes being bitten by mosquitos. Bites are itchy, unsightly and sometimes downright painful. In Europe, on the whole, mosquitos are more irritating than dangerous. But in some parts of the world mosquitos can do far more damage than the bite visible on the skin as they can transmit serious illnesses such as Malaria and Dengue Fever. In such cases, prevention is better than cure and adequate bite avoidance is crucial to avoid getting ill. Check out our malaria risk map to find more information about the risks and recommended prevention... Read More

doxycycline capsules 29/04/2015

Getting to know Doxycycline for Malaria Prevention

In our continued look at a range of different antimalarial tablets, it’s now time to get indepth and personal with getting to know Doxycycline for malaria prevention. How do you know Doxycycline is the right anti-malaria tablet for you? How do you know which countries have malaria? and if the malaria tablet you have chosen is even suitable for the area you plan to travel to? To help with these problems, here at TravelPharm we have devised a series of blog posts which aim to help you make an informed... Read More

15/04/2015

Getting to know Lariam (Mefloquine)

With international travel to malaria risk areas on the rise and a whole host of different malaria prevention medication available, it is understandable that sometimes it is difficult to decide which medication is right for you. To help with this problem, here at TravelPharm we have devised a series of blog posts which aim to help you make an informed decision regarding which antimalarial medication is right for you. Why do you need antimalarials? In brief, Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite which is transmitted by the bite... Read More

27/03/2015

Chikungunya Outbreak in the Caribbean – The Facts

If you are headed to the Carribbean anytime soon you may have heard or be concerned about the outbreak of the Chikungunya. This virus was first reported as an outbreak in the region by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in December 2013. This blog aims to separate fact from fiction using information provided by the WHO, so you can enjoy your holiday safe in the knowledge you are doing all you can to stay protected. Chikungunya (Chikv for short) is a virus spread from human to human through the bite... Read More