TBP’s Friday Favorites: Gluten-Free Travel

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It’s almost Spring Break, and I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a bit of a travel bug.  I would love nothing more than to spend a week by the beach with my family.  Swimming, building sand castles, and long walks on the beach.  A girl can dream, right?

Tips for gluten-free travel:

Hotel tips for the gluten-free traveler.

Holidays with gluten-free kids.

Gluten-free and allergen-free vacation tips.

Ideas for planning a gluten-free vacation in Florida.

Conferences:

Check out the Gluten-Free-Allergen-Free Expo in Chicago!

If you’re a blogger, you need to book your ticket to Nourished .

Destinations:

Did you know that Disney is allergy-friendly?

If you’re travelling to NYC, you can’t miss a visit to Babycakes!

Thinking of going on a cruise? This one sounds perfect!

Blogs and sites dedicated to gluten-free travel:

A blog dedicated to gluten-free travel tips – The Gluten-Free Globetrotter .

The Gluten-Free Travel Site has dining reviews from around the world, submitted by gluten-free travelers.

Triumph Dining is a great resource for those of you dining out in the US.

Do you have any good travel tips to share?  We’d love to hear them.  

Happy travels,
Maggie

Maggie is a co-founder of The Balanced Platter and is the author of She Let Them Eat Cake where she shares healthy, gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free recipes. She Let Them Eat Cake was born out of Maggie’s intense passion for feeding her friends and family nutritious and delicious food. Maggie has a Bachelor of Education and is currently studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

23 Responses to TBP’s Friday Favorites: Gluten-Free Travel

  • Maggie,

    I have to add one of my all-time favorite places on earth. Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Mass. The atmosphere is “enlightening,” the workshops (or you can just do an R&R visit) are amazing, the food is perfect (nutrient dense, fresh, organic, healing, etc.), and the grounds are beautiful. Plus, they are so accommodating when it comes to GF. Most of the food is GF by default, but they occasionally have something that contains gluten. It’s separated and I’ve never had a problem there. Never. They have a dedicated station with GF breads, etc. Amazing place. You’d love it!

    Melissa

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    @Melissa @ Gluten Free For Good,
    That sounds like an amazing spot Melissa. Thank you so much for sharing! I was actually looking for a place like this to link to, but I couldn’t find one in my search. Of course it was you who found one for me :) Thank you!
    Maggie

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  • Jayne Koch says:

    Leaving next week for Cabo Sane Jose in Mexico. Scared because this is my first trip since going GF. Any tips for traveling outside the country and in airports?

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    @Jayne Koch,

    I would definitely check out http://glutenfreeglobetrotter.com/ She’s got some great tips on her site. Have a fabulous trip!
    Maggie

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  • Erin Smith says:

    Thanks for featuring Gluten-Free Globetrotter in this post. I am leaving for Aruba in 2 days and cannot wait to share my gluten-free Aruban discoveries with you all.

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    @Erin Smith,

    You’re welcome Erin. Please come back after your trip and give us the link to your Aruba post. Have a great vacation!
    Maggie

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    Jill Reply:

    @Maggie Savage,
    can you send me any info on Aruba and glutenfree bakeries? I read about Linda’s pancakes and pizza any other places?

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  • Kathryn says:

    This is a great topic. I’ll forward this to a cousin planning a trip to France next month. I’ve already given him my own information (I blogged about our trip to Atlanta and France last year).

    One thing that helps me is to be prepared and bring along some gluten free bars and snacks to throw in your bag or backpack.

    While I never take a chance on knowingly consuming anything with gluten; I find it especially important to take digestive enzymes for gluten (We use Houston’s but there are several good options) on the road – nothing is worse than being stuck sick on the road.

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    @Kathryn,

    Thank you so much for these great tips! Please come back leave the link to your Atlanta and France trips in a comment. We’d really appreciate it!
    Maggie

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    Kathryn Reply:

    @Maggie Savage,
    Thanks Maggie,

    Here’s day one of Atlanta and you can scroll through the next few posts if interested: http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6053819217208855715#editor/target=post;postID=6607757405482372845

    Here’s France: http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6053819217208855715#editor/target=post;postID=4426412987241814118

    Also, I just remembered this gluten free bakery in Paris. It opened after our trip and I heard about it through through Celiac Chicks’ facebook page: http://www.celiacchicks.com/bakeries/gluten-free-paris-helmut-newcake-bakery.html

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    @Kathryn,
    Thanks so much for sharing these links!
    Have a great weekend,
    Maggie

  • Sandy says:

    Just returned from 7 days in Cozumel. Eating gluten free was very easy. I only had a slight problem on one day, and ended up ordering grilled fish which worked out perfect. We found most of their food was naturally gluten free. We stayed in a condo on the north side and they offer a chef service where you can get all of your meals prepared for the week. It is not cheap, but certainly is an option.

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    Wow Sandy, that sounds like a fabulous trip! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

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  • Katie says:

    My son is gluten and dairy free, and these are our travel tips: I go online and see what restaurants are in the area before we travel to determine if any options are available. I print out the menu and highlight what he can have. We bring a portable grill and grill outside our hotel. We pack single servings of coconut milk and other items that you might not be able to find in a small local grocery store.

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    @Katie,
    I like to go online too. It’s getting so much easier to find amazing restaurants that way. I love the portable grill idea. Thanks so much Katie.

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  • Kim says:

    This post is a great resource, Maggie. We always stay in a hotel that has a kitchenette, at least. Camping is also a great travel option, since you provide all your own food anyway :)

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  • Amber says:

    Fantastic post Maggie!

    I’m traveling to New York with my daughter in a few months. So excited, but I can’t help but stress about the food part of traveling. I will be going to Babycakes for sure! Thanks for the tip!!

    Hugs
    –Amber

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  • susan says:

    just came back from aruba, luckily we had a kitchen where we stayed in our room. LIN’s supermarket seemed to have the best organic section. i emailed them in advance to find out what they had. they also put a hold on their organic food for me, since it usually sells out fast. we were able to bring alot over in our suitcase also.

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  • Christine Robinett says:

    I’m not only gluten free but have to be grain and legume free. I cook everything from scratch at home and haven’t tried traveling since working it out. Anybody had such experiences where dining out’s just not possible because the taboo foods is just too long?

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  • Elaine says:

    I am getting ready to take two gluten free girls (8 & 10) on a short cruise. Any tips? We have successfully done gluten free travel before, just never stuck in middle of the ocean!

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    Hi Elaine – Check out this post http://www.glutenfreecat.com/?p=9155 from Heather at Gluten-Free Cat.
    Have a fabulous cruise!
    Maggie

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  • Hi Maggie,
    For anybody traveling to NYC we did a few blog posts on them awhile back, including Babycakes, Little Italy and Lilli and Loo. Hope this helps! Please check them out and let us know your thoughts…

    http://two-silly-sisters.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/taking-bite-out-of-big-apple.html
    http://two-silly-sisters.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/babycakes-nyc.html
    http://two-silly-sisters.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/little-italy-nyc.html
    http://two-silly-sisters.blogspot.com.au/2011/08/lilli-and-loo-gluten-free-chinese-in.html

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    Maggie Savage Reply:

    @Two Silly Sisters,
    Thank you so much for sharing these posts! Perfect!

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