Tips for Traveling With an Insulin Pump

Insulin Pump

Insulin Pump

More tips for managing diabetes while traveling around the world from Cazzy Magennis, of Dream Big Travel Far!

More and more type 1 diabetics are choosing to use insulin pumps, which of course is brilliant! Since I use an insulin pump myself, I thought I would produce a little guide on traveling with insulin pumps, and why insulin pumps are perfect for traveling with type 1 diabetes. While there are some “problems” associated with traveling with an insulin pump, there are also significant benefits!

Here are the pros and cons of traveling with an insulin pump!

Traveling with an Insulin Pump-6

Supplies

I won’t lie to you, using an insulin pump while traveling does mean you have to carry more supplies than you would if you used pens...

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6 great restaurants in and around Grenoble

Nestling in a picturesque alpine valley, Grenoble is often seen as a winter hub to be scrambled through to reach the nearby ski resorts of southeastern France. However there are plenty of attractions here all year round, including free museums, festivals and plenty of great eating. Grenoble also prides itself on offering a diverse range of transport solutions, from buses to trams, trains and bicycles, so getting around is easy, and the city’s famous Les Bulles or “bubbles” cable car has whisked passengers in moments to La Bastille 500m above the city since 1934.

 Grenoble

Grenoble

Known for innovation, courtesy of its many scientists and the thousands of students who fill its universities, this compact metropolis offers a wide range of outdoor activities thanks to the nearby mountains,...

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Where to stay in Rome – Insider Tips to the Best Areas

Rome

Rome

Colosseum – Rome’s most iconic site often has people say things like it isn’t worth paying to go in, as you can see most of it from outside. I beg to disagree.

The feeling of being in the greatest architectural legacy in ancient Rome, which seated 50,000 spectators at the height of its popularity, the legacy of Emperor Flavius, inaugurated by Emperor Titus in 80AD by a bloody battle of gladiators versus wild beasts, is unrivaled.

If that hasn’t convinced you its worth the ticket price, its 33-month deep clean that finished in 2016 means it now shines like new after 2,000 years of dust was cleaned off.

Roman Forum – the Roman Forum is still the city’s beating heart, despite not being utilized as market and meeting place as its original intention for centuries.

Take a tour,...

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An Adventurous Guyana Tour: Jungle Mountain Climb in Rupununi

Hiking to the top of Guyana’s Awarmie Mountain in the Rupununi region, and then spending the night there, was like an episode of Naked and Afraid, minus the naked and double the afraid. In fact an episode was actually filmed here!

Even with treacherous inclines that will get your adrenaline pumping, it is one of the most popular hikes in the country because of the trails rainforest foliage, panoramic view from the top and wildlife spotting, especially birds.

Guyana Tour

Guyana Tour



Where is Awarmie Mountain

Awarmie Mountain is located in the South American country of Guyana, in the Rupununi region. It is an easy boat ride from Rewa Eco-Lodge, which is where most people start the tour.

An Adventurous Guyana Tour: Jungle Mountain Climb in Rupununi

The Hike to the Top

The adventurous Guyana tour started from the Rewa Eco-Lodge where we took about a 40 minute b...

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19 Interesting Facts About World Heritage Sites

I have been visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites since I began traveling full time in 2007. Since then I have visited over 375 sites around the world and have photographed all of them.

There are no typical world heritage sites. They come in all shapes and sizes, from a few square meters to sites larger than most countries. Some are ancient ruins while others are living, functioning cities.

I’ve compiled 27 interesting facts about world heritage sites which I hope you find interesting, and provide some illumination into the greatest places our world has to offer!


1) There are currently 1,092 world heritage sites. They are divided between 845 cultural, 209 natural, and 38 mixed sites.

2) The country with the most world heritage sites is Italy with 54.

3) There are 32 countries with at lea...

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Day Trips from Cancun – 15 Awesome Escapes in Mexico

Looking for the best day trips from Cancun, Mexico to get away from your all-inclusive vacation?

We have chosen twelve of our favorites to help you get off the resort.

Mexico is one of our favorite winter escapes and we have visited Cancun and the Mayan Riviera regularly since 2000!

Cancun or Playa del Carmen are the spots that keep drawing us back again and again.

We’ve had some amazing adventures in Mexico and here are some ideas for you to get off the resort and explore some of the best day trips from Cancun.

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1. Cenotes Adventure

Cancun

Cancun

Cenotes are underground caves filled with water. Some have large openings while others are small and narrow.

A Cenote adv...

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Exploring South Lombok in Indonesia

Indonesia

Indonesia

With panoramic views of the bay, there’s a reason South Lombok will leave you speechless. Lombok is a small island off the East coast of Bali, in Indonesia. With blindingly white sand and crystal clear water, this tiny island is known for its dive sites and surfing.

Since the airport opened in 2011, the island has become more accessible than ever. Kuta, the main town off the southern coast of Lombok, has blossomed with new hotels, cafes, and restaurants, and has quickly become the perfect spot for your next vacation.

Here is my guide to exploring South Lombok in Indonesia!

Lombok, Indonesia

Where to Stay in Lombok

During my visit, I stayed in Kuta. It’s neighbor, Bali, has a beach also named Kuta so don’t get the two mixed up because they are very different.

In South Lombok, you’ll find...

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Travel Experiences of a lifetime

Awesome Experiences provides travel experiences of a lifetime for busy people. Helicopter over the ultimate adventure destination of Mount Everest, track gorillas in Rwanda, explore the otherworldly lunar landscapes of South America or visit Rajasthan and the Pushkar Camel Fair. Escape from work for just 7 days – or a fraction longer if you have time – and tick off those bucket-list dreams. Awesome Experiences’ experts enable you to turn your brief week away into an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

Travel Experiences of a lifetime

Travel Experiences of a lifetime

And now with Awesome Experiences’ Pioneer Club – which...

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Crossing the Border to Papua-New-Guinea

Traveling to Papua New Guinea is like exploring the last frontier. It might sound cliche; it’s not. Papua New Guinea is one of the less-visited countries in the world. The road system is limited, the tourist infrastructure still developing, and the safety a primary concern. However, the country is home to rich forests and jungles, untouched beaches and marine life, and of course, to hundreds of different ethnic groups talking over 800 different languages. Each of these groups has its traditions, all featuring incredible and colorful masks, traditional headgear, and dances.

Most travelers arrive in Papua New Guinea into Jacksons International Airport (also called Port Moresby Airport), in the country’s capital. Those wanting to visit Mt...

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Piranha Fishing in the Rainforest Rivers of Guyana

When you hear the word piranha, Guyana comes to mind? For me it’s a little fish with ginormous teeth that can eat a person alive. So needless to say, when fishing for piranhas was on the Guyana things to do itinerary there was a wee bit or nerves that set in. I wasn’t even sure that I wanted to be floating in a boat in a murky river on top of the scary fish, much less catching one and willingly inviting them inside the vessel.

But, it turns out that this bucket list experience was one of my favorite things I did in this South American country, and possibly the world.

 Guyana

Guyana



What is a Piranha (Pirana)

Piranhas (also known as piranas) are freshwater fish infamous for their very sharp triangle-shaped teeth and strong jaws that produce a forceful bite (have you ever seen the scary movi...

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