Posts By: Larry Goodyer

The important message for all travellers as I wrote last month is that the ‘the odds against catching Ebola are remote in the extreme’. However, because of the continuing presence of the disease in three countries in West Africa (Sierra, Leone, Guinea and Liberia), the World Health Organisation now recommends against all non essential travel...

Ebola

he hot topic in Travel this summer is without doubt the Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa. How scared should travellers really be and what can be done to reduce the risks? Is it going to hit the UK? What happens if you are on an aircraft with an Ebola victim? There is little doubt...

Expeditions You'll be lugging a lot of kit so a large and comfortable pack is essential. A top-loading rucksack distributes weight very evenly while convertible travel bags are easy to pack and unpack. Daysack/waist pouch If you're trekking with your main pack, a waist pouch is handy for keeping small bits and pieces to hand....

Until very recently the first port of call for anyone wanting vaccinations for travel was the GP. Now it seems that you can get travel vaccinations and other medicines such as antimalarials from a whole host of providers. Walk into almost any pharmacy, including the big chains, and you will see travel health and ‘holiday...