Whether you've been gluten free for a long time -- or are newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease or gluten sensitivity -- you'll likely agree that maintaining vigilance when dining out and traveling can be a real challenge. You never know what level of gluten free savviness you'll encounter at restaurants, stores, and travel destinations. But there is one thing you can do to virtually ensure success...plan ahead.
After tackling these challenges first-hand as the parent of a Celiac child -- and reading the thousands of gluten free dining and travel reviews submitted to our website, GlutenFreeTravelSite, over the years -- I have a comprehensive "mental checklist" of sorts that I rely on when planning any trip.
Recently I shared these 12 tips for gluten free travel success with The Daily Meal website. Some tips may be common sense and ones you yourself use, while others bear repeating. Check out the article and corresponding slideshow showcasing the 12 Ways to Eat Gluten-Free on the Road, and be sure to forward to your fellow GF friends or family members.
For a more detailed explanation of these and other tips for successful gluten free dining and travel, you may want to refer to my series of 10 Blog posts from back in May when I participated in the "10 Days of Gluten Free" blog roll in honor of Celiac Awareness Month.
I covered most aspects of gluten free dining and travel, from best domestic and international destinations and what to do BEFORE you travel to best chain restaurants and how to communicate with restaurant staff...and even gluten free cruising and top hotel and resort choices.
Please post a comment below to share your favorite gluten free travel success story...or feel free to post a question about anything GF dining or travel related. Happy travels!