It's time to start thinking about planning Winter escapes and Spring Break vacations! If you've put off planning due to concerns about whether you'll be able to find a vacation spot that can accommodate your gluten free diet, I'm here to say you have plenty of options. And frankly, "accommodating" is no longer an appropriate word to use in this case...there are now MANY resorts and cruise ships that go WAY beyond merely "accommodating" their guests. They deliver a truly incredible and memorable experience for the gluten free traveler. So how do you find the best places? I'd suggest contacting Lesley Hayden, a Gluten Free Travel Specialist with Travel Leaders travel agency. She loves her job, and she loves her gluten free clients even more! While not gluten free herself, Lesley has spent the past few years of her long and successful career as a travel agent building up quite a following among gluten free clients -- and working with chefs at numerous resorts to ensure these clients are well taken care of. Many of the resorts Lesley works with are top-rated, all-inclusive resorts located in the Caribbean and Mexico. And if cruising is more your thing, Lesley can also... 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 it...it'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 →

Our Blog was featured yesterday as part of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness "A Blogger A Day" campaign in honor of Celiac Awareness Month. Scroll down to the May 11 entry on their Blog, "Celiac Central: Bits and Bites" to read about some of my favorite Gluten Free Travel Blog posts from the past year (in case you missed them!), as well as the great features of our sister website, GlutenFreeTravelSite, a searchable online database of gluten-free dining and travel reviews. Read more →