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Safeguard Your Mental Health and Manage Anxiety while Traveling with these Helpful Tips

Senior Editor at Smarter Travel, Sarah Schlichter, composed the article 'Traveling with Depression: 12 Tips for a Better Trip'. Depart Smart's Founder, Sheryl Hill is quoted in the article.  Schlichter writes, International travelers should keep in mind that certain medications—including many psychotropic drugs used to treat depression—are restricted or even banned in some parts of the [...]

By | 2017-09-16T23:29:18+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Safeguard Your Mental Health and Manage Anxiety while Traveling with these Helpful Tips

Founder Sheryl Hill and Depart Smart Featured on Mom Talk Radio

Moms, Help Your Kids Study Abroad Safely with a Travel HEROES Action Plan! Mom Talk Radio Host, Maria Bailey, has a long held passion for helping mothers find the answers they need to become better parents. On August 27, 2017, Ms. Bailey invited Mom and Depart Smart Founder, Sheryl Hill, to talk about how to [...]

By | 2017-09-06T17:49:45+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Featured|Comments Off on Founder Sheryl Hill and Depart Smart Featured on Mom Talk Radio

Mexico Travel Warning – How to Depart Smart

In the face of recent events around the world and expanded warnings for tourists, we have all been witness to the fact that anything can happen while traveling abroad. Unfortunately, consumer protection is poor in the $7+ trillion travel and tourism industry. No one warns anyone before they buy a trip or board a plane [...]

By | 2017-09-07T01:30:48+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Otto Warmbier’s Story

Thank you Zachary Rogers, WKRC for hosting us to speak in the wake of Otto Warmbiers return home. We are honored to be featured in your piece, Depart Smart: What you should know before traveling abroad.  Our hearts go out to Otto's family and friends. The New York post released a news article on Otto Warmbier - [...]

By | 2017-06-16T11:41:22+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

World TB Day – #TBsmart

March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day. It commemorates the day Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium causing tuberculosis (TB). The Centers for Disease Control reports, “Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest diseases. One-third of the world’s population is infected with TB. In 2015, 10.4 million people around [...]

By | 2017-02-24T19:56:49+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

All aboard – A comprehensive guide to traveling with disabilities

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL7T9lb2eu4 The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates accessibility and equal treatment for disabled travelers.  It’s the law in the USA.  A lawsuit recently settled which brings the importance of compliance to the forefront.  The U.S. Department of Justice charged Greyhound Lines with failing to comply with the ADA.  They claimed Greyhound did not [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:46+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Love and Valentine’s Day around the world

Valentine’s Day originated in Rome, Italy and has become a multi-billion industry in many nations.  Today, it is a globalized holiday celebrated all over the world with many different customs and on different days in some cultures. Here are some unique cultural traditions centered around ‘LOVE’ to consider if you are looking forward to romancing [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:47+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Top 5 world’s deadliest beasts

Name a dangerous animal.  What came to your mind?  It’s probably the old “Wizard of Oz” refrain: “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” The Telegraph published an article about the most deadly animals in the world with regard to how many people they kill every year.  It’s a motley list with a wide margin [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:48+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Quick Guide: boosting your mental health while abroad

Let’s face it - traveling is stressful!  It opens up a whole spectrum of new experiences.  Some induce anxiety, others cause eating and sleeping disorders.  Some may even lead to risky behaviors with alcohol or drugs. The World Health Organization (WHO) warns, “Overall, mental health issues are among the leading causes of ill health among [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:48+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

Slovenia: Top destination for 2017 and travel tips

President-elect Donald Trump took office  January, 2017.  The White House welcomes a new First Lady, Melania Trump.  Ms. Trump, born in Slovenia, is the second First Lady born outside of the United States.  John Quincy Adams’ wife Louisa was first lady from 1825-1829.  Louisa was born in England.  Melania Trump became a U.S. citizen five [...]

By | 2017-02-17T13:07:49+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Featured|0 Comments