Category Archives Food Allergies

Vegetarian Travel in Germany

Haben Sie vegetarische Gerichte?  “Do you have any vegetarian meals?” If you’re plant-based and traveling to Germany, it’s a useful phrase to remember. When you think of Germany, you may be thinking of beer, bratwurst, pretzels and other delectable foods unique to the area. But did you know Germany is considered a global leader of vegan and vegetarian lifestyles? With…

Vegan Meals Carrot Dog

Traveling as a vegan requires a lot of planning. Unlike some travelers, you usually can’t just play it by ear and hope that whatever restaurant you choose on the spur of the moment will have vegan options.  You have to research restaurants, browse menus, and ultimately figure out what best fits your lifestyle. Unfortunately, this also means that your options…

Pinterest Places to Visit Before You Die

They say that two heads are better than one when you’re thinking of new ideas. If that’s the case, then 150 million heads sharing creative insights and flashes of brilliance should be pretty powerful – and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Pinterest. Maybe you’ve used Pinterest to catalog home improvement ideas, your favorite new fashion trends or a killer…

Travel Around the Globe Gluten Free

Before Lisa Bryan, a certified health coach, food blogger and recipe developer from Los Angeles, was diagnosed with Celiac disease, she had traveled to all seven continents. But that stopped upon her diagnosis. “That fear of the unknown was enough to keep my feet firmly planted for several years,” she says. “I was fearful of communicating my needs in foreign…

peanut allergy

One of the most common food allergies is a peanut allergy. For those with an allergy to peanuts, the nut can cause them to suffer a severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Because of how dangerous exposure to peanuts can be to someone with the allergy, it’s highly recommended that they avoid peanuts and peanut products. But what…

peanut allergy

Traveling with a food allergy can be a nightmare, especially if your kryptonite is something as prevalent as peanuts or tree nuts. Although it can be fairly easy to find meals that don’t list any type of nut as an ingredient when traveling, packing healthy snacks might pose a different issue. Why? Because many of the easy go-to snacks are…

Gluten-Free

Living with a food allergy isn’t easy. But even if you follow a strict gluten-free diet, there’s no reason traveling needs to be less fun. As global awareness of gluten allergies continues to rise, an increasing number of travel businesses, including cruise lines, resorts, and airlines, are finding ways to accommodate this common dietary need. And that should make you…

The Inn on Randolph - Laurel Cottage

The Inn on Randolph is a charming home in downtown Napa that was completely renovated by owners Dan and Karen Lynch back in 2012. But the thing that makes it stand out? It’s completely gluten-free. Gluten, which is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye, is in many of the foods you probably love—from cakes to pasta to even…

For anyone who suffers from a severe food allergy, you give strict attention to the ingredients in your kitchen and are on guard whenever you eat at a restaurant or friend's house for dinner. It's habitual, and to avoid a severe allergic reaction, illness and even hospitalization, you've learned to be cautious with every morsel that passes by your lips.…

So let’s be real, the world isn’t pre-designed for people with restrictions such as food allergies. As a food allergy sufferer and a travel extraordinaire, I have come to realize this the hard way. I have also come to realize that if I am proactive about managing my dietary restrictions, most places are more than willing to work with me…

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