Two weeks from today, I am heading to Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico. This is a big trip because we haven’t seen my mother-in-law since May 2019 when my son was only 6 weeks old! The pandemic kept our family apart for way too long. Now we are vaxxed, boosted, and taking all of the extra travel precautions. We are ready to go!
Today is a special guest post by Catalin Varela, an expat with celiac disease currently living in Italy. It’s been a number of years since I’ve been to Italy but I have fond memories of all the wonderful, gluten-free food I ate while traveling there. Many people are surprised that you can eat gluten-free so easily in Italy, but it’s true! Catalin’s tips below are a great starting place for anyone interested in traveling to and eating gluten-free in Italy.
This post was written as of September 15, 2021. Things are changing very rapidly so I advise you to visit the French government website for the most up to date information.
If you have been following me on Instagram, you may have picked up on some of the clues I have been dropping the past week. Yes, I am going to France soon. This is a trip to see family that is long overdue. My husband hasn’t seen his sister in almost three years. We had many hesitations about traveling due to the pandemic, but I actually feel safer traveling to Europe than I do to many parts of the United States. (ahem, looking at you southern states!) Vaccination rates in France are higher than many states. Plus, there are restrictions about entering the country as well as returning to the US. You cannot even board a flight back to the USA without getting a COVID test.
Just in time for Amazon Prime Day, I have relaunched my Gluten-Free Globetrotter store on Amazon.com. In my storefront, I share some of my favorite gluten-free travel foods, gear to help transport your gluten-free food, items to use in a shared kitchen to keep your gluten-free food safer, and even gadgets to prepare food on the go. Anyone living with celiac disease or food allergies knows that you don’t leave home without your back-up kit. Now is the time to build yours!
What is one item you cannot leave home without when traveling gluten-free? Is it missing from my list? Let me know in the comments below!
Join me on Thursday, June 17 at 5:30pm ET when I go LIVE with the Virtual Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free Support Group of the Kogan Celiac Center of RWJBarnabas Health. This live webinar is FREE and all are welcome.