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Travelling Abroad

22/02/2016

How To Stop Malaria Ruining Your World Adventure

You have saved and worked hard for this holiday, don’t let malaria ruin in. If you are visiting a country that has a risk of malaria, then it is important to take the necessary precautions so you do not pick up the disease when travelling. The last thing you want is to have planned and saved for the journey of a lifetime, only to be struck down by malaria because you failed to take the right precautions. There is a range of anti-malaria tablets available on the market, and the... Read More

28/01/2016

5 European Treasures to Explore This Year

Get the wanderlust bug with these unique travel destinations hidden away in the corners of Europe. We have compiled a list of 5 unique travel destinations in Europe to help ignite your wanderlust, and plant these seeds for you to get planning your own holiday of a lifetime. We all dream of finding that perfect holiday, some want weeks by a pool, others want adventures and exploration. With so many obvious places you can choose to go abroad, what about those places that are not so obvious, some of which you’ve never even heard of?... Read More

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

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

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

29/04/2015

Getting to know Doxycycline

In our continued look at a range of different antimalarial tablets, it’s now time to learn more about Doxycycline and why this might be the ideal choice for you. 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... 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

25/02/2015

Top 10 Medical Essentials for Hiking Holidays

As a Pharmacist working in travel health I think I can safely say that packing a comprehensive medical kit is not high on anyone’s list of fun things to do pre adventure of a lifetime. It is a tedious, often overlooked but crucially ESSENTIAL part of the packing process for those about to embark on a hiking holiday in any climate. I have drawn on both my personal experience as a backpacker and my professional experience working in travel health when compiling this list.  My aim is to provide you... Read More

21/01/2015

How to avoid traveller’s diarrhoea

Delhi belly, the trots, the runs…whatever you prefer to call it, the vast majority of us have fallen victim to a few loose bowel movements whilst exploring pastures new. The more politically correct term ‘Traveller’s Diarrhoea’ can be defined as three or more loose bowel movements over a 24 hour period with at least one symptom of cramps, fever, nausea or vomiting. Traveller’s diarrhoea typically affects us in the first 1-2 weeks of travel to a foreign environment and can be caused by a range of organisms including bacteria, parasites... Read More