This guest post comes from my friend Kathleen. You can read more about Kathleen here. Kathleen does not let her gluten-free diet deter her from traveling the world. She does extensive and impressive research before each trip and she was excited … Continue reading
May 1 kicks off Celiac Awareness Month in the United States. Use this month to educate others about Celiac Disease. It is your month to embrace your diagnosis and encourage others to do the same. We need to talk about Celiac, not shy away from it! I truly believe the misdiagnosis of Celiac is due to lack of education. Who better to educate than us living with Celiac!? You are not alone in this disease. There is an amazing community of people in this country who know exactly what you are going through living with Celiac. Don’t believe me? Just search Google for Celiac, visit Facebook, or jump on Twitter. We will vent with you, cry with you, and this month… Celebrate with you! While you may be one in a million, those with Celiac are 1 in 100! Spread the Celiac cheer!
I am very excited to announce I am the guest speaker at the next Celiac Sprue Association Long Island chapter meeting on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Here are the details:
Join the CSA Long Island Celiacs Chapter #23 for a discussion with Erin Smith, Gluten-Free Globetrotter and lead organizer of the NYC Celiac Meetup group, to discuss gluten-free travel tips. Erin just got back from an amazing trip to Thailand and she is excited to share her gluten-free globetrotting tips with the CSA LI group.
Gluten-Free Globetrotter: How to plan your gluten-free vacation
- Gluten-free travel tips
- Safe food on-the-go
- Gluten-free travel planning resources
- Gluten-free friendly destinations
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Dr. Martin Spatz Conference Center, Room A
259 First Street
Mineola NY 11501
Conference Center is located on the Lower Level in the Main Hospital Building
Erin Smith was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1981, so she’s been eating gluten-free almost her entire life. Erin has a unique perspective of growing up in the gluten-free community. She is passionate about sharing her experiences and expertise with others.
Erin has been writing her gluten-free lifestyle blog Gluten-Free Fun since 2007. In 2011, she launched Gluten-Free Globetrotter, a website that encourages those with celiac disease to travel the world and not be scared about eating gluten-free domestically and abroad. She has traveled to more than 20 states, 14 countries, and 3 continents all while maintaining a 100% gluten-free diet.
Erin is the lead organizer of the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup group, a social community that has grown to over 1650 members in the 8 years she has been organizing the group. She is also a staff contributor to Delight Gluten Free Magazine, frequently writing about gluten-free travel.
Transportation: If you are coming out from Manhattan, the Long Island Rail Road Mineola station is right around the corner from the hospital.
Today marks the first ever International Day of Happiness. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly last year and brought to my attention through the GAdventures.com website earlier this week.
As someone who gains much gains much happiness through travel, I thought I would share this GAdventures infographic.
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Yes, it is true. I decided back in the fall that I wanted to plan a big trip for my birthday. What better way to celebrate than to to travel almost 10,000 miles away from home? YIKES! This will be … Continue reading