My Travels


My travels started with my family but in the 20s I was bitten by the “solo travel” bug and I never looked back. I was nervous at first, but I realized quickly that traveling solo is really liberating. I think you learn a lot about yourself and others while traveling solo and I fully encourage it! Now, I am traveling the world with my family.

I love the organizing, researching, and mapping out of gluten-free destinations when planning a vacation. I am happy to give you tips and suggestions on any of the places I have been below.

My trips

My hometown: New York City



  • Journey into motherhood…
  • Berkshire Mountains, Massachusetts


  • Paris, France
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Cross-country trip California to New York
    • California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York
  • San Francisco, California
  • Singapore
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • New York, New York
  • San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Orlando, Florida


  • New York, New York
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Washington, DC
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Orlando, Florida









  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice
  • Paris, France (layover only)



  • La Jolla and San Diego, California



  • Sedona, Arizona
  • Grand Canyon, Arizona


  • South Beach, Florida
  • Las Vegas, Nevada


  • London, England
  • Dublin, Ireland


  • Cancun, Mexico


  • Huatulco, Mexico


Here is a map of the places I have been. I have lots more to see in this world!

12 Responses to My Travels

  1. Clair Claiborne says:

    Ever been to Budapest, Hungary? I am going in November. Was there several years ago and survived.

  2. Clair Claiborne says:

    Thanks Erin, I will try to find it. Sounds good!

  3. Clair Claiborne says:

    Erin, I found the Drop Restaurant in Budapest the first night I was there and even went back the next night for dinner. It was a great little restaurant, very modern and good food. I even heard from the waiter that they were not allowed to bring gluten into the restaurant. I also found another restaurant that was all gluten free and had been in operation for 3 or 4 years. It is called Koles Restaurant. It was a little less enticing, because it had a cafeteria style approach to serving and was a lot smaller, but the food was decent and less expensive than the Drop.
    Thanks for the information. It was not hard to eat gluten free in Budapest at all. I even had pasta at an Italian restaurant.

  4. Marc & Bethany says:

    Can you share your Madison, Wi experiences and safe havens? My wife is 5 months into Celiac. We know enough now that travel is terrifying and always a challenge.

  5. Caroline says:

    Have you been to St. Marten island? I am presently with my daughter. We would like suggestions for gluten free restaurants. Do you know any?

    • Erin Smith says:

      Hi Caroline, thanks for your note. Unfortunately, I have never been to St. Marten. I would suggest eating seafood without any seasonings and asking for a clean grill pan.

  6. Robin Rundbaken says:

    Hi, I love your FB posts and checked there before visiting your website. Can you recommend your favorite dining spots in the Turks and Caicos (specifically Provos), please?

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