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From packing a feast in your carry-on to figuring out where to go in the first place, custom eaters have - and need - all sorts of tricks to get where they want to be without their food restrictions getting in the way.  Browse tips and stories from our members here - and share what works for you!

Double Standards when flying American Airlines

Double Standards when flying American Airlines
I recently learned (and shared on social) that FARE has joined forces with attorney Mary Vargas to file a complain with the Department of Transportation against...

24-Hours in Vancouver, British Columbia: A Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Guide

24-Hours in Vancouver, British Columbia: A Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Guide
Vancouver, British Columbia has been on my list of places to visit for years and this summer I finally got the chance to experience it for...

Just how advanced are we?

Just how advanced are we?
This summer, my son had the exciting opportunity to participate in the Gothia World Youth Soccer Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden. While he raced about, exhilerated by...

24-Hours in Tofino, Canada a Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Guide

24-Hours in Tofino, Canada a Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Guide
Every year on our wedding anniversary my husband and I take a trip to celebrate. The parameters for the trip this year included nature, beautiful, and temperate...

24 Hours in Brighton, England: A Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Guide

24 Hours in Brighton, England: A Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Guide
Often referred to as London by the sea, Brighton is a colorful, creative seaside town located just an hour from London by train. Filled with shops,...

Gluten-Free Grand Rapids- Endless Opportunities and Adventures

Do you live a gluten-free lifestyle and want to know what to do in Grand Rapids? Where do I begin? There's SO MUCH to taste, see...

Burgers and Hope for Custom Eaters!

Burgers and Hope for Custom Eaters!
  “We’re a restaurant – we should expect this kind of thing!”   We’d just placed our order at an unassuming burger shack at the end...

Gluten-Free High Tea in Edinburgh, Scotland aboard the Queen's Yacht!

Gluten-Free High Tea in Edinburgh, Scotland aboard the Queen's Yacht!
Have you ever had high tea? It's one of my favorite things to do, ever.  Sadly, most tea shops don't offer many gluten-free options, which means...

Not a Nut: 3 Self-Care Tips to Make Gluten Free Travel a Blast

Not a Nut: 3 Self-Care Tips to Make Gluten Free Travel a Blast
"Celiac isn't a disability. It's a launching platform into new ability and competence." Celiac Diagnosis Anniversary Post + Nuttzo Nut Butter Giveaway! How can you travel "normally" --...

A Gluten-Free Stress-Free Stay at The Upper Room

A Gluten-Free Stress-Free Stay at The Upper Room
  The Upper Room Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful respite for those with Celiac Disease. Guests have ultimate peace and quiet in this one-room rental, complete...

St. Clair Shores, Michigan is a Gluten-Free Blessing

St. Clair Shores, Michigan is a Gluten-Free Blessing
Did you know that regardless of your location, when you're in Michigan, you are never more than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes? You're...

Quick Tips for Traveling with a Food Allergy

Quick Tips for Traveling with a Food Allergy
Traveling with a food allergy can be challenging and frustrating but it can also be fun and adventures if you plan ahead and do your research...

Quick Tips for Traveling with Food Allergies

Traveling with a food allergy can be challenging and frustrating but it can also be fun and adventures if you plan ahead and do your research...

What Happens When A Girl From the North, Who’s Allergic to Milk, Goes Down South to the Land of Milk and Butter?

What Happens When A Girl From the  North, Who’s Allergic to Milk, Goes Down South to the Land of Milk and Butter?
Travelling can be a lot of fun but only if you plan it right when you have a food allergy.  Find out my tips for travelling...

Touring New York City with Celiac Disease and a Peanut Allergy

Touring New York City with Celiac Disease and a Peanut Allergy
New York City has a culinary reputation that’s unsurpassed so my expectations were high when planning our family trip there last spring. Finding celiac-safe, peanut-free food...

Summer Filled Food Allergy Stories

Summer Filled Food Allergy Stories
What makes some people want to be helpful and others not?  Here's an accumulation of food allergy stories from summer:  http://wp.me/p5Xjxg-8v 

Using Gluten-Free Translation Cards for Travel

Translation cards are essential to your gluten-free travel. These are cards in many languages and they will alert your server about your dietary restrictions. I have...

Vacations, Holidays, Business and more!

2013-12-24 18.36.25Traveling with food allergies can be very challenging - whether it is for those fun summer vacations or busy holiday times. Either way, being prepared and...

Best Snacks for a Summer Road Trip

Best Snacks for a Summer Road Trip
With summer in full swing, many of us are planning our summer vacations or post-graduation last hurrahs with family and friends. When your stomach starts rumbling or when...

The Perfect Gluten-Free Picnic

gf-picnicSummer is nearly upon us, and nothing screams summertime more than a picnic. It’s a great way to relax and unwind, while eating delicious food and...

Visiting Kauai with Celiac Disease and a Life-Threatening Peanut Allergy

Visiting Kauai with Celiac Disease and a Life-Threatening Peanut Allergy
If you plan to visit Kauai, I've created this guide to assist you with your search for gluten-free or peanut-free food with a focus on the...

Navigating the Big Island of Hawaii with Celiac and a Peanut Allergy

Navigating the Big Island of Hawaii with Celiac and a Peanut Allergy
Are you heading to the Big Island of Hawaii? I've compiled a list to aid fellow gluten intolerant, peanut allergic travelers based on our experiences and...

What Mary Poppins, the Swedish Chef & Mrs. Piggle Wiggle taught me about professional conferences & food restrictions

What Mary Poppins, the Swedish Chef & Mrs. Piggle Wiggle taught me about professional conferences & food restrictions
Going to food conferences with food restrictions entails a marathon of planning, communicating and executing on my mission to keep the focus on the professional goals...

Home Exchange: A Solution to Affordable Travel with Food Allergy, Celiac and Diabetes

Home Exchange: A Solution to Affordable Travel with Food Allergy, Celiac and Diabetes
If you took a look at our bags when we travel, you might think we've packed everything but the kitchen sink. The reality is that the...

On the Road or In the Air: Traveling with Food Allergies

On the Road or In the Air: Traveling with Food Allergies
It’s the holiday season and the time of the year when traveling to visit friends and relatives becomes a major part of family activities. Whether you’re...

The Day My Son's Diabetes Device Went Swimming

The Day My Son's Diabetes Device Went Swimming
Preparing for vacation with diabetes is a lot of work. You plan. You make lists. You pack your plethora of supplies. Then it’s time for the...

Seven Reasons to Add a Farmers' Market Visit to Your Itinerary

Seven Reasons to Add a Farmers' Market Visit to Your Itinerary
I'm passionate about feeding my family high quality food. At its very essence, we are what we eat. Our health is directly affected! Organic produce, non-CAFO...

Taking Diabetes Devices Through Airport Security Can Be Stressful! Have You Tried TSA Cares?

Taking Diabetes Devices Through Airport Security Can Be Stressful! Have You Tried TSA Cares?
Airport security. Those two words conjure up lots of images... Waiting. Watching the clock. Scrambling.Scrambling to get carry-ons onto the conveyor belt. Scurrying to remove...

Flights, Peanuts, Allergic Kids -- More Notes From an Anxious Mom

Flights, Peanuts, Allergic Kids -- More Notes From an Anxious Mom
It's been a worrisome month in the food allergy community. In two separate incidents, a little girl experienced anaphylaxis aboard an airplane as a result of a...

Is the Food Safe on Vacation? Seven Lessons Learned.

Is the Food Safe on Vacation? Seven Lessons Learned.
If you've researched all your allergen specific and/or gluten-free dining options in advance of your vacation, you're awesome! You've cut stress and hours of research time out of...

Summer Road Trip Essentials

Summer Road Trip Essentials
Hey Vegaholics! Summer is here and I know I'm not the only person that's excited, which is why I'm going to be starting my #SummerWithVal mini...

Adventures in Austin, Celiac-Safe Eateries for a Custom Eater

Adventures in Austin, Celiac-Safe Eateries for a Custom Eater
Trying to adventure while carrying allergies or autoimmune food issues?  Sometimes you just need to know there's a safe eatery to drop in on.There’s a terror...

Gluten-Free Summer Vacations

gfTraveling in general can be stressful and not the best environment for finding healthy food. Throw in some food restrictions and the challenge multiplies! Here are...

Survive Vacation with my Food Allergy Travel Tips

(Check out my food allergies page on the blog for more tips to come: fitandfabveganlife.com)Traveling with food allergies can be quite daunting, and can take a...

Don't Trip On Travel: Trek Fancy-Free!

Don't Trip On Travel: Trek Fancy-Free!
...today, I'm celebrating. Because I can hit the road, do it affordably, do it joyfully -- and do it as a young woman with Celiac Disease...

TSA TOOK MY LUNCH! AIRPORTS AND FOOD ALLERGIES

TSA TOOK MY LUNCH! AIRPORTS AND FOOD ALLERGIES
As I watched TSA swab my jar of peanutbutter, I thought back to the good old days--not the days before Sept 11 when airplane security was...

Flights, Peanuts, Allergic Kids -- and, Yes -- Anxiety

Flights, Peanuts, Allergic Kids -- and, Yes -- Anxiety
Preparations are underway for a wonderful family vacation this summer. But I’ve had an unwelcome visitor in the process this year. Flight anxiety. This isn’t...

Being a Houseguest with Food Allergy and Celiac; What Do You Say to Your Host?

Being a Houseguest with Food Allergy and Celiac; What Do You Say to Your Host?
    Invitations to stay with friends and family aren’t extended to us very often. Or dinner invitations for that matter. We’re likable people and our...

An Allergic Foodie Does NOT Live on Lettuce Alone

An Allergic Foodie and her husband don't always agree on where to eatWe'd been driving for a day and a half and were only halfway home. The high winds across the Kansas plains and the oversized trucks creeping...

Are the Airlines on Board with Passengers’ Food Allergies?

Are the Airlines on Board with Passengers’ Food Allergies?
Allergic travelers are stepping up and speaking out about their rights as airline passengers.  Some are even getting political support. This past December, the New JerseySenate unanimously passed...

A Royal Gluten Free Vacation

A Royal Gluten Free Vacation
    Eating gluten free while traveling is always an adventure in itself, and this trip was not really an exception, but it was definitely...

A Royal Gluten Free Vacation

A Royal Gluten Free Vacation
    Eating gluten free while traveling is always an adventure in itself, and this trip was not really an exception, but it was definitely...

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Gluten Free Dining on Cape Cod, MA

Spent a week on lovely Cape Cod recently and dined at several eateries offering gluten-free options. You can read all the details here: http://celiaccorner.com/celiac-gluten-free-blog/gluten-free-dining-on-cape-cod-massachusetts/#.Uh_BKRvrxko

Traveling, Eating Out and Austin

;)  Check out my Blog Here read more!   Traveling, Eating Out and Austin After coming home and settling back into my day-to-day life from a...