Air travel can be stressful and having to eat gluten free can add even more undue stress. Follow these 10 tips before heading to the airport to help ease your mind and feed your hungry tummy during your travels.
1. Book a meal in advance
For international flights with food service, you can book a special gluten free meal in advance. Many times, you can do it at the time of booking, if not right after the booking. Make sure to put in special meal requests at least 24 to 48 hours before the flight.
2. Gluten free bars
Pack gluten free protein bars and granola bars to snack on during the fight and for when you arrive at your destination. Always bring bars in your purse or pocket when you’re out and about. You never know if you’ll be out longer than expected and not be able to find gluten free food nearby when hunger strikes.
Gluten Free Eats in the Area
I was looking for vitamin SEA, sun, and delicious food, so what better place than Hawaii? I decided on Honolulu and stayed in Waikiki for some well deserved R&R. Read on to see where I stayed and ate during my short but delicious stay in Honolulu.
Portland and Seattle are two of my favorite cities in the world for gluten free and vegan food. These two cities, and states in general, are conscious of dietary restrictions and cater to everyone. Check out my top 15 gluten free things to eat and drink while in this amazing region.
When I was traveling through France friends asked, "How are you eating gluten free in France?!?" I simply replied "Fine and deliciously!" Although I was in the land of baguettes, there were many things to enjoy gluten free. Check out my top gluten free picks in France.
Before ever planning a trip to London, I heard so many things about it. "The food is expensive and crappy." "The people are rude." "The food sucks." "It's expensive." Well all of that was so far from the truth, it's laughable. Here's a list of things I heard from people about London's lacking qualities that I discovered were untrue after visiting there.
Margaritas are done by many, but perfected by few.
Pizza Rock Downtown Las Vegas
The free concerts on Fremont street aren't the only rocking place in downtown Las Vegas.
Pizza Rock rolls and rocks out over 400 pizzas on weekend nights and 30 gluten free pizzas to boot.
Sivan, the fabulous creator and blogger of The Olive Brunette, and I ventured off to Pizza Rock to try their gluten free pizza and we were thoroughly impressed.
We met Chef Andrew in the kitchen so we could see how they create their delicious gluten free pizza.
Tao Restaurant is a swanky Asian fusion joint on the fabulous Las Vegas strip.
Typically, a group of girlfriends and myself can be found here on a Thursday at least once a month for it's incredible comped dinner for gals. Yes you read that right, a group of women can get a free dinner at Tao on Thursdays. Make sure you tip the waiter though. If you want access to this comped dinner, contact my buddy Dom here. If he gets you in, make sure to tip him as well.
On one extravagant non-Thursday night, some of my friends went to Tao for a friend's birthday.
With corn tortilla tacos available on almost every corner, it's hard to go hungry while eating gluten free in Mexico. While I could eat tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there were a couple of other gluten free things that I did enjoy while in this beautiful country, including a "sandwich" that I fell in love with. Check out the list below and let me know your favorite gluten free eats while in Mexico!
Fourth of July is a day filled with fireworks, drinks, and gluten-y food. As a gluten free-er, navigating a party is frustrating enough, but 4th of July adds an extra level of stress with all the beer and hot dogs. Here are some information to support you on this festive day without getting gluten-ed.
The Gluten Free and Allergen Expo took place in Glendale, AZ this pass weekend and Travel Far Gluten Free was in attendance as an official blogger of the expo. We ate our way through the entire expo looking for the latest and greatest gluten free foods. Here was our top picks from the expo…
Gluten Free: Nigiri, basic rolls
Things to avoid: soy sauce, tempura, eel sauce, imitation crab
Sushi is my personal go to gluten free eat. It's yummy, and gluten free as long as you stick to the nigiri (rice and fish) and basic rolls (California, spicy tuna, etc). Make sure to avoid rolls with imitation crab, tempura, crunchies, and gluten containing sauces, such as ponzu or eel sauce. Also ask the server for gluten free soy sauce. If they don’t have it, don't use the regular soy sauce even if it's a "tiny, weeny, little bit, how can it possibly hurt me?". Because trust me. It will. I know from personal experience. I carry a mini bottle of gluten free soy sauce in case the restaurant doesn't have some.
*Sushi is great, but be careful ordering other Japanese cuisine items. Almost EVERYTHING in Japanese cuisine is cooked in or with soy sauce.
The Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo will be in Phoenix on June 24th and June 25th.
I'm excited to see my favorite brands, including Glutino and Brazi Bites, but I'm even more excited to discover new brands that I can enjoy. I'll be on the lookout for bars and snacks to take on the plane and on travel adventures.
I'll be there the whole weekend and I want you to join me! I have five one-day tickets to give away for the Phoenix expo and I want my followers to have an opportunity to have one!
Big travel lesson! My friend and I were robbed in Boston this weekend. As I was walking towards my friend's car I witnessed a guy take my suitcase and backpack and her bag from her car. Adrenaline rushed through me and I ran towards him to fight him. Thank goodness logic kicked in and I stopped, because who knows if he or his crew had a gun or weapon. Although I lost over a grand and a half of things, I'm thankful my friend and I are safe. Never ever think for a moment that material things are more important than your life!
I went to Costa Rica last December and had the most unbelievable time. As a multi-post series, I'll talk about how I traveled there as a single, millennial female and the crazy story of how I booked my flight 18-hours before my flight departed on a later blog post. Today though, I wanted to highlight my favorite adventure on the trip, zip lining and tubing in Arenal Park with Sky Adventures.
Sky Adventures is a adventure Costa Rican tour operator with locations in Arenal Volcano region, near La Fotuna, and in Monteverde. I had the pleasure of visiting the one in Arenal where I booked a package deal for Sky Trek, zip lining above and through the rain forest, and Sky River Drift, tubing down a river.
Oak Alley sometime gets all the publicity for the plantation home to see while visiting the south. Although Oak Alley is an incredible plantation home with the most beautiful oak tree lined path, Houmas House has it's own unique beauty that you don't want to miss.
Houmas House History
The first owners were the indigenous Houmas Indians, hence the name Houmas House and they sold the land to Maurice Conway and Alexander Latil in the mid-1700s who built various homes on the grounds. By the time of the Louisiana Purchase, the plantation was established and producing sugar. The home went through a few owners, including Revolutionary War hero General Wade Hampton, Irishman John Burnside, and Col. William Porcher Miles. Under Miles ownership, the plantation was producing 20 million of pounds of sugar each year. The home fell into despair during the Great Depression, but was renovated by the new owner, Dr. George B. Crozat, who purchased it in 1940s. Dr. Crozat eventually opened the property up to tourists. In 2003, current owner Kevin Kelly, fulfilled a lifelong dream of acquiring the property in the Spring of 2003. Today it reflects the best parts of each period in its rich history alongside the big bend of the Mississippi.