Hi! I’m Laura.
My new husband and I are on the best honeymoon we can possibly image—we’ve quit our jobs and are traveling for a full year. We started on March 31, 2015. As a Type 1 diabetic, I have the added challenge of managing my disease while living out of a backpack. This blog is meant to capture my experience both planning for and enjoying our trip, all with T1 diabetes. I hope to show that traveling long-term with this chronic disease can be done.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m nervous! What happens if my supplies aren’t shipped to me in time? What if they get hung up in customs? What if I get robbed (which has happened to me before)? What if my insulin pump breaks down? What happens if I go low and can’t access food in a rural setting? I hope to not answer of these questions in a year’s time, but imagine I will at least answer some.
Besides insulin and travel, the other loves of my life include: Boston, Philadelphia, coffee, wine, photography and running. If you have any questions, you can reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
South America, April 1 – June 11, 2015
We started in Quito, Ecuador and traveling down the western coast of South America.
Africa, July 6 – September 23, 2015
We started in Windhoek,Namibia and are traveling around the coast of southern and eastern Africa, ending with gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
Europe, September 24 – October 15, 2015
We spent a few weeks enjoying the wine, cheese and other culinary delights of Spain and France.
Asia, October 16, 2015 – February 16, 2016
We started in China, and then worked our way through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia.
Zealandia, February 17 – March 8, 2016
We wrapped up our RTW trip road-tripping through New Zealand, from Queenstown to Auckland.
In summary, our trip looked like this:
Lastly, if you haven’t guess so far, I love travel. Here’s where I’ve been so far.