Snacks packed, let's go!
No meat, no gluten, no dairy - plenty of adventure
In 2007 Shawn learned that meat is not his friend and in 2012 I said goodbye to gluten, dairy, citrus and cane sugar. Shortly after restricting my diet we hopped on a plane to Kentucky for a work conference. Those were five of the hungriest and least satisfying days of our lives, existing primarily on scrambled eggs, nuts and dry salad. Since then we've learned a few tricks and eaten incredible meals from Canada to the Caribbean. Instead of focusing on what we can't eat, we've made dining part of the adventure.
I hope our experiences ordering from high maintenance menus can help ease anxiety for other travelers living with restricted diets. After all, the whole point of traveling is to relax, explore and have fun.
We love to travel (especially as a family), we appreciate good food (that won't make us sick), and we hope you enjoy our adventures (at home and abroad) as a food-allergy family.
Eat well, travel often.
A note to readers: I am gluten sensitive/intolerant so I am not overly concerned with possible cross contamination. If you have severe reactions, I recommend taking additional precautions.