Where in the world is Gluten-Free Globetrotter?


Pigeon Point Lighthouse, a short drive from my new home!

Hello friends. As some of you might know from Twitter and Instagram, I made it to the West Coast before the East Coast blizzard! I am so happy we left Brooklyn when we did because one week later and we would probably be stranded in a few feet of snow somewhere between New York and Texas.

My cross-country trip was amazing. We drove through thirteen states, four time zones, mountains, deserts, and more. I saw parts of the country that I never imagined could be so beautiful (New Mexico, I am talking to you!) Now I am settling into living in California and pinching myself at how close we live to the ocean. My cross-country adventures will be up soon.

I am diving head first into my travel planning for the year, much of which will consist of exploring California. I really cannot get over the beauty of the coastline here in Santa Cruz. It’s gorgeous here and it is a HUGE state to explore.

I hope to see and meet many of you either here in California or at one of the conferences I am attending over the next year. If you plan on attending any of these events, let me know!

Speaking Engagements

May 1, 2016
Pasadena Convention Center; Pasadena, CA
Gluten-Free Globetrotter: Traveling Gluten-Free
Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference

June 24-26, 2016
St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
Gluten-Free Globetrotter: Traveling Gluten-Free
Canadian Celiac Association National Conference

More details to come about additional conferences and speaking engagements. Stay tuned!

My 2016 Gluten-Free Travels

January: New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, California (WHEW!)

February: South Lake Tahoe, Nevada

March: Anaheim, CA (Natural Foods Expo West Conference)

April: Pasadena, CA (Celiac Disease Foundation National Conference)


June: Newfoundland, Canada (Canadian Celiac Association Conference)

July: Port Stanley and London, Ontario, Canada

August-December: TBD

I am also traveling to Portland, Oregon (my first non-work visit ever!); Madison, Wisconsin, and of course back to New York City to see family and friends. I would also LOVE LOVE LOVE to visit Hawaii since we are a little bit closer now.

Where are you going in 2016?

About Erin Smith

Living with celiac disease since 1981 and eating gluten-free long before it was "trendy", Erin Smith has a unique perspective of growing up in the gluten-free community; Founded Gluten-Free Fun in 2007; Founded Gluten-Free Globetrotter® in 2011; Founded GlutenFreelancer® in 2014. Erin was the lead organizer of the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup group, a social community of more than 2,000 members for over a decade. She is the founder of the Santa Cruz Celiac support group. Erin currently resides in New York City and lives 100% gluten-free.
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2 Responses to Where in the world is Gluten-Free Globetrotter?

  1. Ann and Stephen Culshaw says:

    Hi Erin just wishing you all the best in your new venture in California keep up the good work, we have just booked for New York in December staying at the Hampton inn on 35th street any good delis or restaurants that do gluten free meals round there ,all the best Stephen and Ann ?

    • Erin Smith says:

      Hi Stephen, congrats on booking your trip! In that area, I recommend Friedman’s and Madison Square Tavern. There is also a new food court that opened in Penn Station which isn’t far from there and the Little Beet has a booth in there. Be sure to check before you go though since restaurants in NYC open and close all the time. It’s a rough business!

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