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I have been diabetic for over 20 years, and with that have learned a few tricks to make traveling with Type 1 diabetes a little easier. I am by no means a world traveler, but over the past 20 years I have taken enough trips to learn what rules to follow, what rules you can break, and what you absolutely cannot live without. Below are five tips that will help you when traveling with diabetes.
Tip #1: Know Your Destination
Make sure that your insurance will cover you wherever you are travelling. If you are traveling abroad, check out the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travelers, which has some great tips and things that are important to know. Double check that your insurance will cover you overseas; if not, purchase special travel insurance (be sure to include coverage for pre-...
In June, the Google Trips app was announced among the most recent internments in the Google Cemetery. The free-standing travel app product that was available for both iOS and Android devices had lived a relatively short life (born 2016), but it had evolved quite a bit in three years, and even garnered some speculation that it could grow into an all-in-one super app thanks to its easy integration of reservation management, itinerary building tool, activity and dining recommendations, and more. But, alas, it wasn’t meant to be.
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About six months ago, my boyfriend and I were invited to a July destination wedding in Italy by some of our closest friends. Initially, I was ecstatic to say the least. I told anyone that would listen that I was FINALLY going to travel outside of the United States! Then, as the weeks went on, my excitement turned to gut-wrenching anxiety. As someone who had barely traveled within the United States, I didn’t know the first thing about traveling abroad! Luckily, here at Miles Partnership, I am surrounded by expert traveling fanatics who have been more than willing to share some of their international traveling tips. So, I felt that I owed it to any other nervous first-timers to share what I have learned so far.
So I was flipping through the latest issue of Men’s Health the other day and came across a colorful page that caught my eye. Featuring a map with lots of fun travel-related graphics, the title of the article was “Will a Little Vacation Kill You?”
This is great, I said to myself, expecting to read another much-needed sermon urging overworked Americans to start taking more vacations. According to research from the U.S. Travel Association, about half of us leave unused vacation days on the table each year — with more than 20% not using a week or more of their paid time off.
I repeat, nearly one-fifth of all Americans are losing A WEEK OR MORE OF PAID VACATION each year, simply because they don’t take it. Madness, I tell you.
The stars aligned…
I’d been working on the Miles/Destination DC team for over a year—coordinating advertising assets for DC Official Visitor Guides; reviewing fascinating See and Do listings; placing banner ads on Washington.org for Smithsonian museums, restaurants and arts events I longed to experience; and collaborating with ePublishing to create tantalizing e-newsletters featuring captivating festivals and theater performances. But I had only visited the city once—many years ago as a teenager, and my daughter, who recently registered to vote, had never been there. A trip was in order.
It was time to explore the world I’d experienced on paper and online in the flesh. It was time to use the travel tools my Miles team designed to maximize the experience of four days in DC! The charm: District-based friends offered to host us (thank you, Matthew and Crystal). The fun: planning the vacation.