A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of talking with sisters Pam and Anna Kruusi of Live Free Canada and the Living Free + Well Podcast. These sisters are both living in Canada and either have celiac disease or food intolerances. I was super excited to talk to them, especially since both my sister and I have celiac disease and our grandmother is from Canada. Nothing like keeping it in the family!
When I went to Singapore two weeks ago, I did something for the very first time. I traveled with a doctor’s note. I had only read about using a note in the past, but figured it was worth a shot. Some might ask why a doctor’s note? For me, it was to ensure that my food was not confiscated during a long weekend of travel. With both Celiac disease and a shellfish allergy, I brought a lot of food with me for my week in Singapore. I wanted to make sure this food would be with me from start to finish. I also hoped I would have some food to eat on my way home.
I am so excited to have a featured article in this month’s Gluten-Free Living Magazine. Any time I can share my top gluten-free travel tips with the world, I jump on it. Find my “Planning a Gluten-Free Honeymoon” article on page 26-27 of the March/April 2018 issue. Keep scrolling to see my top 5 tips for a gluten-free honeymoon.
I recently joined my friend Vanessa Weisbrod from the Celiac Disease Program at Children’s National Health System on the Gluten Free Guide podcast. I was honored to be invited back for the second time to this podcast. This week we discussed traveling for the holidays as someone living with celiac disease. Join me as I share my best tips for staying safe as a gluten-free house guest.
Holiday Travel: Being a Gluten-Free House Guest
Many of us travel to see family and friends for the holidays. It is already a stressful time with traveling and being out of our comfort zones. But for people with celiac disease, we have an added challenge. Staying in homes that are most often not gluten-free. So how do we navigate these situations? What can we do to prepare to be a gluten-free house guest?
To help talk about this topic, we’ve got the Gluten-Free Globetrotter Erin Smith in the studio. Erin is an expert at traveling and staying outside her comfort zones while maintaining her gluten-free lifestyle. She is here today to share some of her best tips for staying safe as a gluten-free house guest.
How do you stay safe during the holidays? Do you travel or do you prefer to host? Leave a comment below!
Traveling with a family can be a daunting experience. Add in a gluten-free diet and the challenges can be overwhelming. In this episode of the Gluten-Free Radio podcast, I discuss my expert tips and strategies for family travel and top accommodating destinations. I gave this interview while I was at the 2017 Washington DC Gluten-Free Education Day back in June.