Gluten-Free Summer Travel Tips

Last spring, I was a co-presenter on a National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) webinar called “Gluten-Free Travel: Making Your Own Rules for the Road.” This webinar focused on two key topics: learning how to approach gluten-free travel from a variety of
strategies and top tips for getting safe accommodations at hotels, restaurants, and airlines.

As we head into August, I thought many readers (including myself) are finishing up their summer travels. It is never too late for a reminder of best practices when traveling gluten-free. You can download the slides directly or you can bookmark this page for future reference. Please go ahead and share this link as well.

Click here to download Gluten-Free Travel Webinar Slides

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

Gluten-Free Travel Snacks from Be Free Village

Exactly one week ago, Be Free Village and I co-hosted an hour-long chat on Twitter all about gluten-free travel. After I had a few technical glitches (and almost chucked my computer at the window!) we had participants from across North America joining in our live tweet. Thank you to all of the Twitter friends who participated!

If you missed it, you can read the conversation by searching #GFreeTravel on Twitter. The time flew by and we didn’t even get to finish all of the great travel topics we had planned. Looks like we will have to do it again.

Also included at the end of our chat was a discount on gluten-free travel snack boxes from Be Free Village. How would you like to get a box of gluten-free goodies sent right to your front door or to your hotel? Having food waiting for you when you check-in sounds like a great idea to me! Be Free Village does not require you to subscribe for membership like other food box companies do. This could be a one-time purchase or you can come back and buy as frequently as you would like!

Visit the Be Free Village website to learn more about the company, the snacks in the boxes, and to place your order today. Boxes range from 3-days worth of snacks up to a week’s worth in the 7-day box. When you place your order, be sure to use code gfreetravel for a special discount. Just because you don’t Tweet, doesn’t mean you should miss out!

Enjoy your gluten-free snacks from Be Free Village and safe gluten-free travels!

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

How to Eat Gluten-Free Abroad (Infographic)

I was delighted to learn that Gluten-Free Globetrotter was included as a gluten-free travel resource on this infographic about eating gluten-free around the world. The visuals are helpful, especially for the brand names in different countries. Once I am familiar with a foreign gluten-free brand, I tend to stick to that brand when I am traveling. Seeing familiar logos for gluten-free brands, like from Orgran and Schar, is reassuring in a non-English speaking country. I also always encourage people to get familiar with some key phrases that help you communicate your need to eat gluten-free.

Thank you Goodness Direct for including me in your infographic!

Gluten free and dread travelling abroad? - An Infographic from GoodnessDirect Blog


#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 Globetrotter on The Gathering Road

A few months ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Elaine Masters, the founder of The Gathering Road podcast and The Gathering Road shares “travel stories and inspiration from nomads, travel experts, and authors” across the world. I was flattered that Elaine reached out to me to talk about Gluten-Free Globetrotter and I was eager to share my knowledge.

Elaine and I had a friendly chat about me growing up with celiac disease, all of my gluten-free travel over the past three decades, and the Celiac Meetup group I lead in New York City. I love talking about travel with people that share my passion and I felt like Elaine and I could have spoken for hours!

My interview is now live on the as well as at the Gathering Road podcast website. I encourage you to take a listen!

Travel Gluten Free – Erin Smith
Erin Smith is a Gluten Free traveler. Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in the early 1980s, she’s been eating gluten-free almost her entire life. She embraced her diagnosis and has been living a gluten-free life to the fullest, traveling the world and inspiring others to do so with her Gluten-Free Globetrotter website. Erin also organizes a Gluten Free Meetup community in New York City.