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Lyme disease and the downsides of hiking

Brigitte Marchand Brigitte Marchand   February 11, 2013 - 15:36 0 comment
Lyme disease and the downsides of hiking
Lyme disease seems far from our usual concern while vacationing. Indeed, I was surprised to hear about it during Une pilule, une petite granule, a TV show that aired on the Télé-Québec channel. The TV show reminded me of a training session I had taken about the prevention of Lyme disease. Back then, I learned that the main cause of transmission of the virus is a tick bite. European and American hikers need to be informed on the prevention and risks associated with the disease. As a matter of f...

Cuba, again and again!

Brigitte Marchand Brigitte Marchand   February 11, 2013 - 15:31 0 comment
Cuba, again and again!
This Caribbean island has always been a unique attraction for tourists. For starters, this holiday destination offers multiple assets: easily accessible by weekly direct flights, an affordable stay, a great variety of resorts, magnificent beaches… That’s why Cuba is considered as both charming and economical! When it comes to Cuba, a lot of travelers have no worries. However, Cuba requires the same precautions as any other destination! That’s why it’s highly recommended to consult a trave...

The dengue fever in Mumbai

Brigitte Marchand Brigitte Marchand   February 11, 2013 - 15:26 0 comment
The dengue fever in Mumbai
The dengue fever is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. This disease is a major concern in several countries. This photo was taken last November in downtown Mumbai. It’s one of many measures that have been set in place to raise public awareness.              

Getting a flu shot: it’s time to think about it!

Brigitte Marchand Brigitte Marchand   November 20, 2011 - 13:34 0 comment
Getting a flu shot: it’s time to think about it!
The flu (also known as influenza) virus has no borders; it isn’t only spread in Québec! Travel very often means new encounters and multiple changes of place. The influenza virus can be contracted anywhere, especially when travelling to foreign countries and other continents. Also, on passenger aircraft, for example, the air can become stale, because it circulates in a closed loop. Some passengers have started to wear a mask when they fly. For any type of travel, the flu vacci...

Accidents on the road!

Brigitte Marchand Brigitte Marchand   September 2, 2011 - 11:10 0 comment
Accidents on the road!
Travel often involves different means of transportation, by car, train, plane, boat, etc. Recently, while visiting Amsterdam for the second time, I was again impressed by the density of bicycle traff

The Magic of the Caribean

Brigitte Marchand Brigitte Marchand   May 15, 2011 - 22:02 1 comment
The Magic of the Caribean
The Caribean Islands hold a strong attraction for many vacationers, especially during the winter months.) The fact is, it is a destination sought after, year in and year out: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico (not actually part of the enchanted archipelago but still closely linked to them Often, these trips are planned with feverish excitement). We already imagine our feet in the hot sand, pampering ourselves in the sun. For some travelers,  there will be lots of lazing ar...

The Life giving Sun

Brigitte Marchand Brigitte Marchand   April 19, 2011 - 13:22 0 comment
The Life giving Sun
I’ve mentioned tales of bringing new awareness to health during my travels to countries near and far. This will be no exception. The Sun Inspires... Ah ...a Ray of Golden Sun in the air. Always granting us energy ,unequalled. As does a tiny bird flapping its wings, newly feathered, beginning an attempt at first flight, a sunny day can make us jump to our feet, get going and do our favorite outdoor activities, come summer or winter. To be in Quebec, is to know that spring time ...

As soon as we leave, we question ourselves about…

Brigitte Marchand Brigitte Marchand   April 1, 2011 - 12:16 0 comment
As soon as we leave, we question ourselves about…
Travel and health go together as soon as a departure from daily life arises. Well, more or less anyways! I like to discover and make others discover. Leading to new knowledge, people and places. The universe is so vast that it cannot be limited to a closed circuit. Where do I start, where will I take you...?   Inspired when in northern Argentina heading towards the border with Chili. Preparing a trip is a great adventure every time. Will eve...