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Paying for Medical Care While Traveling or Living Abroad

But… what do you do about health insurance when you leave the country? What do you do when you have to go to the doctor when you’re traveling or living abroad? I get variations on these questions more than most others,
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You Don’t Have to Put Up With Crappy Health Care Options

The USA has some of the most developed health care equipment, some of the best-trained specialists, and some of the best-equipped hospitals in the world. There’s just one big problem: the average American can’t afford access to those shiny superlatives. A
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Which Cheap Travel Destinations Have Drinkable Tap Water?

Last night I touched down in Bangkok, a city I’ve visited more than most, and am looking forward to eating terrific food, seeing glorious things, and having a blast. What I won’t be doing is drinking the tap water. Despite all

World Traveler? Forget Donating Blood

Over the years I’ve written a few articles about how it gets tougher each year for a traveler to be a good humanitarian and donate blood. In 2004 I complained that the Red Cross was saying We want your blood (unless