I can’t believe it is almost October and that I am heading back to Portland this weekend for the first time in more than 2 years. I used to go to Portland, Oregon regularly for work every four to six weeks from New York City for THREE YEARS. To say this burned me out would be an understatement! Now that my work Portland is in the past, fun Portland is only two days away. I can’t wait to eat my way through one of my most favorite gluten-free friendly cities in the world. You can see all of my previous Portland posts here.
I am speaking at the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest both Saturday and Sunday. Join me at 10:30am to hear all about my top gluten-free travel tips and how to navigate locally and beyond while maintaining a gluten-free diet. I will also be at blogger booth #331 both days. Please stop by and say hello. I would love to meet you! Can’t make it? Follow along on social media with the hashtag #GFFAFest.
Want to win two tickets to this weekend’s event in Portland, Oregon? ENTER HERE or leave a comment below. The giveaway ends on Thursday at 6pm EST.
I 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.
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.
No, the title of this post is not a joke! I laughed too when I wrote it but this is serious stuff. Today at 7:44pm EDT, Little Soya will be the first gluten-free soy sauce launched into space on the European Space Agency’s, Ariane 5 ES rocket. This is bringing gluten-free travel to a whole new level!
I have been a fan of Little Soya Soy Sauce ever since I first discovered the brand. Little Soya is gluten-free, has no MSG added, has lower sodium than premium soy sauce, and has the cutest packaging ever. I don’t use soy sauce often, but I keep a few of these packages in my desk at work and in my kitchen cabinet. These Little Soya “fish” travel very well and are the perfect single serving size.
While I am not a TSA expert, I believe that if you toss a few of these in your quart-sized, liquid carry-on bag, they should be fine going through security. Each individual serving is less than one ounce which well-below the three ounce restriction. These are the perfect travel condiment!
According to Little Soya,
“Ideal for zero gravity conditions, Little Soya will be sending their award-winning single-serve re-sealable fish-shaped soy sauce packets into space. For years, astronauts have had to deal with traditional product packaging that can potentially lead to messy situations in a zero gravity environment. That is until, two years ago, when Gary Murphy, founder and CEO of Little Soya, received a phone call from Vickie Kloeris. As the manager of the NASA Space Food Systems Laboratory, Vickie told Gary that one of their astronauts had recently come down from the space station and complained that when he opened a soy sauce packet in space, it would spew everywhere. Kloeris had therefore been tasked with finding a solution to the soy sauce problem on the ISS. When Kloeris received a call from the wife of an astronaut who had discovered Little Soya at her local H-E-B grocery store, she reached out to Gary. She requested samples and said it would take about six months of testing – and after two years of patiently waiting, Little Soya was approved for launch.”
You can learn more about Little Soya on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. You can also follow the hashtags #LittleSoyaNSpace and #SoyaNSpace for the latest launch news!
Safe gluten-free travels, Little Soya. Do us Celiac folks proud in Outer Space!
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My friend Michael, of Gluten-Free Philly, recently launched a new mobile app for iPhones and iPads. Just in time for your holiday travel, you will now have a wonderful resource for gluten-free food right at your fingertips. This app goes beyond Philadelphia with recommendations also in New Jersey and Delaware.
Gluten-Free Philly is an award-winning website with tons of amazing restaurant reviews, product reviews, and event announcements for the mid-Atlantic region. I am always impressed with the amount of information Michael publishes each week on his website. This new Gluten-Free Philly app is a great way to navigate this area and keep up to date with Michael’s blog.
According to iTunes, “The best of the award-winning Gluten Free Philly blog is now in the palm of your hand. Find more than 1,200 curated gluten-free-friendly restaurant, bakery, market and attractions listings covering southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and all of Delaware, with new listings frequently added. Search by name, location or cuisine, view gluten-free-friendly menus and options, get directions, and call listed businesses from your phone.”
You can buy the Gluten-Free Philly app now on iTunes for your iPhone and iPad for $2.99 or you can enter to win below. This is my very first Gluten-Free Globetrotter giveaway and I couldn’t think of a better first giveaway prize than the Gluten-Free Philly app. Enter to win through the Rafflecopter widget below.