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Travelling with cancer in a cold climate

There are few things more liberating than partaking in winter sports while on holiday; troubles have a tendency to melt away when you’re bombing down a ski-run, regardless of age or medical conditions! In the same way, sometimes taking a holiday to regions with a cold climate can give you a fresh perspective, blowing out … Read moreTravelling with cancer in a cold climate

Doctors have performed the first UK organ transplant from a newborn

Organ transplants have been performed as far back as the start of the 20th century with the first transplant being the cornea in 1905. In a recent neonatal procedure described as a milestone, a six-day-old baby girl’s kidneys and liver cells were given to two separate recipients after her heart stopped beating. Doctors writing in … Read moreDoctors have performed the first UK organ transplant from a newborn

Don’t let your health or age stop you travelling if you are over 65

You may find yourself with fewer responsibilities and a little more time on your hands when you reach 65 and the thought of travelling abroad may seem more appealing. You may want to experience warmer, sunnier climates, visit a famous landmark or just sample some of the best cuisine the world has to offer. It … Read moreDon’t let your health or age stop you travelling if you are over 65

Annual Travel insurance for medical conditions

We want everybody to travel no matter their age and it is important that they are not put off enjoying holidays or making important trips in their later years because they wrongly believe themselves to be ‘uninsurable’. An older traveller does not necessarily pose any greater ‘risk’ just because they have another birthday. As we … Read moreAnnual Travel insurance for medical conditions

A selection of the best European Christmas Markets to visit in 2014

After a long warm summer and the prospect of cooler autumn evenings, if you are short of social invites why not spend your evenings planning in advance to spice up your festive Noel period. In recent years I have started my Christmas shopping at the start of Autumn and made a point of travelling away … Read moreA selection of the best European Christmas Markets to visit in 2014

How does the Ebola outbreak affect your travel plans to Africa?

I have no doubt that over the last few months you will have heard or read about the epidemic of Ebola virus disease that is on-going in a number of countries in West Africa. The outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013, but was not detected until March 2014, after which it spread to Nigeria, … Read moreHow does the Ebola outbreak affect your travel plans to Africa?

Cut the risk of cancer by exercising every day

Most people would associate regular exercise with playing a key role in preventing heart disease and keeping the heart fit and strong. However, would you associate exercise with cutting the risk of cancer? Most cancers are caused by lifestyle factors and not always genes, so for an overall healthy lifestyle we should all be taking … Read moreCut the risk of cancer by exercising every day

Bardarbunga Volcano in Iceland and travel insurance

On Tuesday, 26 August 2014 the Icelandic Meteorological Office confirmed that a 5.7 earthquake had hit Iceland‘s Bardarbunga volcano overnight, the biggest since tremors began 11 days before. However, there remains no sign of an eruption at this time. Although the risk level had been raised to red at one point, it has been lowered … Read moreBardarbunga Volcano in Iceland and travel insurance

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