There is an upside to having a chronic disease like diabetes. It acts as a constant reminder that life is short, and we should push ourselves to live our dreams because our time and health can’t be taken for granted. I’m reminded of this with each high or low, and by my continued reliance on battery-operated devices to maintain my health. While
When we left for this trip, Peter and I knew we wanted to pack in carry-on size luggage. We wanted to be as mobile as possible, and there was nothing exciting about lifting and lugging heavy bags from place to place. I decided to leave with a carry-on roller bag, and a purse built as
This year, we’re spending Thanksgiving on a beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam with Peter’s mom. There’s no turkey or cranberry sauce or cold weather, but I am taking some time today to be grateful for some wonderful things. I’m thankful for access to the medicine that keeps me alive from year to year. I’m thankful for
We promised that we would share our RTW budget with you and we’re ready to share our numbers! If you google “RTW budgets,” you’ll find many helpful articles and blogs by people who have done this type of trip before us. We found these incredibly helpful, so we wanted to share our budget as a
In my world, a high-pitched extended beep is not a good thing. It means something is wrong my insulin pump—most often it’s a pod that has errored, and needs to be replaced. That’s a pretty simple fix. However, in the worst instances, a high-pitched extended beep indicates that the whole OmniPod PDM (the remote that I
Our guide book described sea lions as the “golden retrievers of the Galapagos islands.” While that may be true, I still couldn’t stop from staring at them all week. Here’s a few clips from the sea lions on San Cristobal Island:
Just 5 days to go until our trip starts! Our first stop in Quito, Ecuador, and then we’ll spend 2.5 months traveling down the western coast of South America to Santiago and then across Argentina. We’re calling this “leg 1” (“leg 2” being Africa and “leg 3” being South East Asia). Our South American stops will
At my travel vaccine appointment, I was highly encouraged to keep all my medications in their original packaging so airport security and/or customs can see the prescription is valid. I spent yesterday packing my medications, and quickly came to the realization that including ALL of the medication’s original packaging was infeasible.