Gluten-Free Globetrotter at the Canadian Celiac Association Conference

Canadian Celiac Association

I am so excited to announce that I have been invited to speak at the Canadian Celiac Association 2016 National Conference to be held June 24-26, 2016 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. This is my first international speaking engagement and I cannot wait to share my gluten-free travel tips to my neighbors in the north!

I am in excellent company with other speakers who will share their celiac disease expertise with the conference attendees. Additionally, I will finally get to meet some of the Canadian experts that I’ve only ever read about online. Click here for the speaker schedule for both days of the conferences.

Registration is now open and you can pay via credit card or mail in a check. Please visit for more information. Be sure to register before the early bird deadline of March 31st for a chance to win a great prize from the conference sponsors! If you plan on attending the conference, let me know in the comments below. I would love to meet you in Canada!

I’ve traveled to Ontario and British Columbia but never Newfoundland. I am thrilled to add a new destination within Canada to my travels. St. John’s looks absolutely gorgeous and is known as one of the most colorful cities in the world. It is also the oldest city in North America so it has a lot of rich history. I am definitely extending my visit beyond the days of the conference to explore St. John’s and the surrounding areas.

Do you have any recommendations for the St John’s area? Gluten-free food, activities in the area, etc.? I’m open to sugestions!

Brian Carey Photography
A Sunny Day in the City of 10,000 Colors by Brian Carey Photography 



#GFreeTravel Chat with Be Free Village

Be Free VillageI am teaming up with Be Free Village on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 to co-host a Twitter chat all about gluten-free travel. Be Free Village is a cool company that is set out to revolutionize the way gluten-free people travel by creating healthy and tasty snack packs delivered to your home or travel destination. My friends at Be Free Village sent me one of these gluten-free snack packs in Austin, Texas. It was just so convenient to have gluten-free food waiting for me when I checked into my hotel.

Be Free Village 5-Day Snack Pack
Be Free Village 5-Day Gluten-Free Snack Pack

Be Free Village Snacks
Be Free Village Snacks

If you know me, you know I can talk and tweet about gluten-free travel all day and all night so this event is going to be so much fun. Join us as we share gluten-free travel tips, celiac-friendly vacation destinations, and more. Tweet us live from anywhere in the world. All you need is a computer and a Twitter name. Use hashtag #GFreeTravel to follow along with the conversation.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

9pm EST/7pm MST

Do you plan on tweeting with us about gluten-free travel? Tweet me your Twitter name at @GFGlobetrotter so I can add you if we aren’t already connected. Be sure to follow and tweet to @BeFreeVillage on May 6th for a chance to win a 5-day voyage gluten-free snack pack delivered to your destination of choice!

Gluten-Free Travel Twitter Chat
Gluten-Free Travel Twitter Chat on May 6. Join us!

Gluten-Free Travel: Making Your Own Rules for the Road

Gluten-Free Travel: Making Your Own Rules for the Road
Gluten-Free Travel: Making Your Own Rules for the Road

Thank you to all of you who listened to the live National Foundation for Celiac Awareness webinar on March 19th. I had a great time talking travel with Anna from GFJetSet and Rachel from the NFCA. A special thanks to all of you who followed up with me via email, Facebook, and Twitter after the event. It is so great to hear that people were inspired to travel by our talk!

In case you missed it, you can download the webinar slides and a video of our conversation directly from the NFCA webinar archive page.

If you have any follow-up questions after listening to the webinar, email me at any time!

New York

Where is Gluten-Free Globetrotter in September?

Readers, my utmost apologies for the silence on my blog over the past month. I have been extremely busy with work travel, family travel, and the gluten-free world here in New York City. I have also been preparing for some upcoming speaking engagements throughout September. I would love for you to attend and to meet some of my Gluten-Free Globetrotter readers in person.

Here’s where I will be…

Gluten Intolerance Group of Orange County Online Meeting
What: Presenter “Socializing Gluten-Free”
When: September 4, 2014; 7pm PST/10pm EST; TONIGHT!!
Where: Your Computer! It’s an online meeting. Feel free to join us.
Find me: Online


Gluten and Allergen Free Expo
What: Attending with the NYC Celiac Meetup Group
When: September 6, 2014; 9am-3pm
Where: Meadowlands Exposition Center; Secaucus, NJ
Find me: I will be wearing a black t-shirt with the Meetup logo in the middle.

Schar Blogger Lounge
What: Presenter, “Industry Secrets and How to Run a Successful Gluten-Free Blog”
When: September 6, 2014; 5pm
Where: New York City
Find Me: Sorry, invite Only!

Future Food Expo
What: Attendee and representative of a cool new pop-up project (details to come!)
When: September 13, 2014; 12pm-6pm
Where: Brooklyn, NYFind Me: This is part of the secret. Find me and my shirt will tell you about my new project!


New York Celebrate Celiac™ Community Party
What: Guest Speaker
When: September 20, 2014; 10am-1pm
Where: Affinia Manhattan Hotel Ballroom; 371 7th Avenue, New York, NY
Find me: I will be wearing a black t-shirt with the Meetup logo in the middle.

New York

Meet Gluten-Free Globetrotter on March 25

Join me on Tuesday, March 25th at 6pm at Vassar Brother’s Hospital in Poughkeepsie, New York. I will be discussing tips about traveling the world while living with Celiac Disease, gluten-free travel tips, and how to research before you leave for your vacation.

Visit the CDF Hudson Valley NY Facebook page for more information.

Gluten-Free Globetrotter circles the globe!



Gluten-Free Globetrotter
CDF Hudson Valley NY meeting
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Vassar Brothers Hospital
Conference Room B
45 Reade Place
Poughkeepsie, NY