"The Adventurous Traveler's Guide to Health is just what every traveler needs: a straightforward look at what you can do to stay healthy during your travels, from start to finish. Whether headed to the urban centers of Africa or to the jungles of southeast Asia, there are precautions to be taken even before setting foot on a plane, as well as important things to remember once your travels are over."--Jacket.
There are chapters covering what to do before you travel as well as after you return home. A chapter dedicated to traveling with children, a chapter addressing the ever dreaded traveler’s diarrhea, a chapter on what to pack in your medical kit, and even a chapter on flying, among others.
Christopher Sanford MD, the author, has an understated sense of humor that pops up throughout the book. He constantly reminds the reader that travelers should be more worried about being in a traffic accident then about exotic illnesses and that only 1 in 100,000 travelers dies while abroad. He wraps up the book by encouraging travelers to enjoy their trip and be open to their “touristic epiphany”.