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Read about Global Rescue’s most dramatic operations, hear from some of our 1 million members (and counting), and get helpful advice on subjects like traveling safely, what to do in an emergency, and the best (and worst) places to take your next adventure.

Tue Nov 20 13:01:00 EST 2018

3 Gifts for the Discerning Traveler

With the holidays upon us, gift givers are preparing for the shopping season and pulling their wishes together. While TVs, video games and mobile phones top many lists, the gift of experience is what others are seeking to give.  And, there's no better way to do that than through travel.  

 

Mon Nov 05 12:36:00 EST 2018

Stroke in Zimbabwe

In May 2017, John Marsh was traveling in Zimbabwe when he suffered a stroke.  One year later, John’s wife, Brenda, wrote to Global Rescue.

 

Tue Oct 23 12:25:19 EDT 2018

Cardiac Scare in the Caribbean

Marilyn Sharpe and her husband, Kent Wall, are self-described ‘boat people.’ The couple has homes in Indianapolis and Los Angeles, but spends many months each year on their motor vessel, a 56-foot trawler, cruising in remote islands of the Caribbean Sea.

 

Mon Oct 22 17:18:12 EDT 2018

Sick in the Bahamas

Jonathan Olch of Park City, Utah, is the author of the highly acclaimed new book, A Passion For Permit.  Over a 30-year period, Jonathan has chased or caught hundreds of Atlantic permit, along with several other prized Trachinotus species, in premier fishing destinations such as Belize, Florida, Cuba, the Bahamas, Mexico, Honduras, Seychelles, Australia, Oman, Turks & Caicos, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Venezuela and Panama.

 

 

 

Thu Oct 04 11:12:08 EDT 2018

Member Advisory: Handling Medication Restrictions While Traveling

For the most part, travelers who take prescription medications of all kinds can travel without problems throughout much of the world.  Despite this general ease of travel with medications, some countries have restrictions on the type and/or quantity of medications that can be brought in. 

 

Tue Oct 02 11:33:07 EDT 2018

Motorcycle Crash in Tanzania

Jim Mallas of Colorado was on the trip of a lifetime in May 2018, traveling by motorcycle from Rwanda to Botswana with a group of his friends. The trip was to last 20 days, including several excursions such as gorilla trekking in Uganda.

Wed Sep 26 13:33:38 EDT 2018

Mission Brief: September 2018

Every day, Global Rescue personnel are involved in medical, security, and travel operations all over the globe. Here is a snapshot of some of our recent activity.

 

Mon Sep 10 14:54:32 EDT 2018

Hurricane Safety

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is underway with a major storm currently heading for the United States (US). As of 12:00 Eastern time on 10 September, Hurricane Florence was rated as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 209 kilometers (130 miles) per hour, and it’s heading for the eastern coast of the US.

 

Tue Aug 28 10:09:07 EDT 2018

Driving Safety Abroad

According to U.S. Department of State data, 30% of U.S. citizen deaths overseas are caused by vehicle accidents. While car accidents cannot be fully predicted or prevented, advance preparation can help avert unfortunate situations.

 

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