Diagnostics: Why getting a check up is important before travelling

There is nothing in this world that gives more satisfaction than seeing new places, eating new food, and experiencing foreign culture hundreds of miles away from your doorstep. However, setting your sails to new frontiers require intensive preparation. Other than wise and effective backpacking techniques, you also need to condition yourself should you engage in physically-challenging activities such as trekking, rock climbing, or even BASE jumping. Before you board a plane to your latest destination, make sure you check out these reasons first why should have yourself checked up before traveling.

To begin with, seeing a doctor before you embark on a journey can determine the strenuous activities you can or can’t do. For instance, in case you are going on a trek to the Himalayas, you must let a doctor conduct a physical for you to determine whether or not you are fit to scale those extreme heights and endure the climatic challenges the mountains impose. Other than getting physical exams, you can also use the opportunity to check the details of your health insurance in case of emergency. But in case you haven’t got insurance yet, seeking plans from insurance firms such as Aviva Health can put your mind at ease, letting you worry more about your exploits and less about your health.

Knowing the scope and limitations of your health insurance can give you better odds of being able to use them while on a trip in times of need. For instance, some healthcare providers can charge you huge amounts for their coverage, but do not allow you to use their full benefits and services if you’re outside the country. Meanwhile, other health insurance firms have flexible terms, wider coverage, and loaded with perks such as overseas usage so that subscribers can use them whenever they are out of the country. Before you go out on a trip make sure you check first the details of your insurance.

Going out for a holiday should be fun. However, health issues such as physical condition, health insurance coverage, and many more should be settled first before you catch your plane. Having these important details secured before you go out and take a hike can give you a safe and sound trip, wherever your wanderlust might bring you.

About Us

Road to happiness

Our friends call us Tarci and Salva. Tarci was born in Recife, Brazil, spent most of her life in Brasília and left her home country in 2007 to study and work in the United States and then Mexico. Salva was born in Fiesole, Italy, spent roughly 9 years of his life in his Dad’s country (Italy), 9 years in his Mom’s country (Nicaragua) and the rest in the United States, Switzerland and traveling in Latin America. After a successful career at Novartis Pharmaceuticals we decided to take a break from the corporate world to travel across Asia and Africa.

The purpose of our journey in Asia is to learn more about how different cultures in Asia nourish the body, mind and soul. We are planning to take several courses in preventive medicine and holistic healing.

Then we will travel by motorcycle from Cape Town to Cairo raising awareness on malaria and creating a knowledge platform to fight this deadly disease. Malaria kills almost 1 million people per year, mostly children.

Tarciana is a marketer by training and has spent the last 8 years working in different industries doing what she knows best – business and marketing. Salvador is a scientist by training and has spent the last 9 years working in Competitive Intelligence in healthcare.

We plan to leverage our work experiences and education in our upcoming travels. This blog serves as a way to share what we learn during our journey and as communication channel between us and our families and friends. All visitors are welcome to read about the Trip We Love.

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“One day you will wake up and there wont be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” Paulo Coelho


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