Today is a special guest post by Catalin Varela, an expat with celiac disease currently living in Italy. It’s been a number of years since I’ve been to Italy but I have fond memories of all the wonderful, gluten-free food I ate while traveling there. Many people are surprised that you can eat gluten-free so easily in Italy, but it’s true! Catalin’s tips below are a great starting place for anyone interested in traveling to and eating gluten-free in Italy.Continue reading “Guest Post: Tips for Traveling as a Celiac in Italy”
It happens to the best of us… the dreaded “glutening,” when you accidentally ingest gluten and then suffer tremendously. I am sharing this story for a lot of reasons. First of all, I want to be honest with my readers and let you know that a seasoned celiac such as myself gets sick sometimes. Also, I wanted to address “victim shaming.” Some details might be a little gross. You’ve been warned.
2018 was another big year for Gluten-Free Globetrotter. I went to six countries, traveled via air and car around 100,000 miles (if not more), and moved back to New York City from California via a cross-country road trip. One of my favorite trips of the year was an unexpected work trip to Singapore. What a beautiful and interesting country. I also loved my cross-country road trip with my mom and South Dakota was a surprise fave from the drive. I also went to Mexico, France, and Germany and yes, I still need to write about all of those trips too!
With all of these adventures, I did a lot of gluten-free eating but also met a lot of wonderful people across the globe. Honestly, meeting fellow celiac travelers is always a highlight of travel for me. These women (always women, go figure!) never let their diagnosis and gluten-free life stop them from seeing the globe. These are my people! I get giddy when I have another gluten-free “blind date” with these celiac friends from near and far… and some of these meet ups were very far from home.
Friends, where did October go? I blinked and it was November! October was a busy month full of new projects, changing seasons, and planning for my next big trip.
My friend Nadine, aka the GlutenFreeRN, is hosting an amazing cruise on the Danube River in July 2018. This 7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen includes three gluten-free meals each day, free flowing red and white wine, and deluxe cruise accommodations in an outside stateroom. There will also be live entertainment, cooking demos, and so much more. This gluten-free cruise really does sound like a once in a lifetime opportunity. The cruise is almost full so if you are interested, don’t delay.
The full itinerary is below. For more information and best prices, please visit GlutenFreeCruises.com.