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January 2013

Julie Bourne, our Gluten Free College Blogger, has returned from her semester studying in Rome and is now back at University of Denver. She shares with us her favorite spots for quick and inexpensive gluten free eats at restaurants and coffee shops around the University. She's reviewed all the places mentioned below in depth on GlutenFreeTravelSite. Simply click on the links below to be taken to her reviews. As my Rome experience has come to its inevitable close, I find myself back in Denver for my return to speaking in English and clocking in some time in class! While it’s been hard for me to get back into the swing of things after such a fantastic time abroad, I’m happier than I can say to be back to my familiar territory. As a busy student, I spend a lot of time studying in coffee shops, grabbing meals to eat on the go, and going out for inexpensive lunches with friends. In the past couple of weeks back in town, I’ve compiled a few new places that I can recommend to my fellow Denver gluten-free diners. As mentioned above, I spend almost an obscene amount of time huddled in cozy coffee... Read more →

Many of you had used our mobile version of GlutenFreeTravelSite in the past, which enabled you to access our thousands of dining and travel reviews when "on the go." This mobile version will still appear anytime you enter our URL into the browser of any smart phone. However, for those of you who prefer to have a handy app on your phone, you'll be pleased to hear that the DINE GLUTEN FREE app is free and available for both iOS and Android devices. The improvements we've made make it more user-friendly than our mobile version, and there are a lot of great new features, too. Now, in addition to searching by town or zip code to access thousands of REVIEWS of GF-friendly places reviewed by other gluten free diners, you'll also be able to: Submit Your Own Review -- right from your smart phone Access a list of many Chain Restaurants that offer Gluten Free Menus -- and click through to get information about each restaurant, including links to their GF Menu, locations, coupons, Facebook page, and more! Easily use the "near2there" Reminder Service which will allow you to save "must try" restaurants and other GF-friendly businesses located in places... Read more →

Have you had a chance to preview the new SIMPLY GLUTEN FREE Magazine? It debuted with the November/December Holiday issue and has been a smashing success (which may explain why you may have missed's been flying off newsstands!). Started by Carol Kicinski, founder of the Simply Gluten Free recipe and lifestyle website and blog, the bi-monthly magazine by the same name brings together top allergen free bloggers and writers in each issue. I'm honored to be an Associate Editor and will be contributing an article to each issue. The January/February issue features an article I wrote about Gluten Free Cruising. Rather than focus on deprivation, SIMPLY GLUTEN FREE Magazine celebrates the abundance of a gluten free and allergen free life, focusing on providing simple solutions to the challenges gluten free people of all ages face. Topics include medical and nutrition, entertaining, travel, eating out, fitness, and more. Of course, there are always plenty of simple and delicious recipes for gluten free diets -- as well as Paleo, dairy free, vegetarian, sugar free, and vegan diets. Right now you can find SIMPLY GLUTEN FREE Magazine at Whole Foods, Barnes and Noble, Wegmans, Hastings, Sprouts, Fresh Market, and hundreds of individual... Read more →

You may remember that each year GlutenFreeTravelSite anoints one particular location with the title of "World's Most Celiac-Friendly Destination." It's based on the number of reviews GlutenFreeTravelSite receives for each geographic area over the previous year. This year, we're happy to announce that the state of Pennsylvania received top honors. This is due in large part to the many, many Philadelphia-area restaurants that have undergone training through the GREAT Kitchens program run by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. The GREAT Kitchens program was created to rigorously train restaurants and their staff in the safe preparation of gluten free meals. The NFCA program provides a "Train the Trainer" course for chefs and food service managers, which gives them the knowledge and tools to educate their entire kitchen staff on safe gluten-free food handling. You will find many GREAT Kitchens trained restaurants within the Pennsylvania section of our site. To search more specifically by zip code, town, or city (i.e. Philadelphia) for GREAT Kitchens restaurants and other reviews, simply enter a town or zip at the top of our Search Reviews page. You'll find reviews from many other areas of Pennsylvania as well. And if you're interested in reading about the... Read more →