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Travel Gluten Free

Are you Celiac? Are you new to gluten-free or have been gluten-free for years? Still not sure where to travel or eat out when you are outside the comfort zone of your home? Then you are in the right place! Learn how to find safe, delicious gluten-free restaurants, places and food when you are Celiac or gluten free. Discover how to pack your bags for flying, take a cruise, go on a road trip, and where to find the best gluten-free friendly foods and gluten free friendly cities while traveling around the world! Travel Gluten Free is the leading resource for the gluten free traveler. Join Travel Gluten Free's host Elikqitie as she gives insights on how to enjoy your gluten-free lifestyle at home and on your next vacation adventure. Learn the ins and outs of how to successfully navigate a gluten-filled world as a gluten-free traveler with less hassle and more fun and enjoyment! Elikqitie explores the fun side of gluten-free with amazing gluten-free food, fabulous gluten-free destinations, and amazing dedicated gluten-free restaurants!

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Reimagining Traditional Holiday Dishes Gluten-Free Style
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 27 Reimagining Traditional Holiday Dishes Gluten-Free Style   Imagine having the freedom to travel anywhere, relishing in the local cuisine, and not worrying about gluten ruining your adventure. That has been my journey and I can't wait to share my gluten-free travel tips and recipes with you! From transforming traditional dishes into gluten-free delights using Kinnick Kinnick’s one-to-one flour mix to whipping up mouth-watering vegan, gluten-free desserts like pumpkin risotto and grain-free apple pie, we are set to bring a delicious twist to your culinary world. Also, you'll learn how to navigate different countries and cultures with ease while sticking to your gluten-free lifestyle.   If you're keen on experimenting with gluten-free main courses, there were some fantastic suggestions such as citrus and herb butter roast turkey and simple roasted turkey from the gluten-free fix. For a twist on tradition, you might consider the bacon and herb roasted turkey breast from Jelly Toast.   Gluten Free Holidays   The festive season is a time of joy and indulgence. For those who live a gluten-free lifestyle, it can often feel like a challenge to fully enjoy the culinary delights that the holiday season has to offer. But, with a little creativity and some helpful guidance, the holiday season can be just as delicious for the gluten-free community.   I haven’t made all of these recipes yet, but every one is from one of many gluten-free sites that I love and trust. From Apple Cider Margaritas, to Cinnamon Orange Cranberry sauce, to Citrus and Herb Buttered Turkey - there’s something for everyone this episode. And, of course, my favorite part is always the dessert, so you’ll find plenty of sweet options for your table this holiday season.    In this conversation, we also explore some fantastic vegan and gluten-free dessert ideas. Find out how to whip up gluten-free holiday desserts from pumpkin risotto to grain-free apple pie and a delicious gingerbread house. Also, don't miss my tips on navigating different countries and cultures while on a gluten-free travel, understanding labeling laws, and making the most out of your gluten-free adventures. So, tune in and join me on this delicious journey.   Gluten Free Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag Find your next vacation with your Travel Gluten Free $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Interested in Podcasting? You’ll want to checkout Libsyn Cut your post-production time with quality show notes from Podium  Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
15:22 11/23/23
Home Baked Gluten Free Bread Recipes for the Holidays
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 26 Home Baked Gluten Free Bread Recipes for the Holidays   Join me in this enlightening chat with Jennifer Fitzpatrick from the Nomadic Fitzpatrick's as we journey through her transformative experiences since being diagnosed with celiac disease. Get a front-row seat as she narrates her inspiring journey of moving to Boston to embrace a gluten-free lifestyle, along with her audacious sabbatical to backpack around the globe on a gluten-free diet. Get inspired as we dissect Jennifer's experience and how she overcame her dietary restrictions to explore and enjoy life fully.   Our exploration of gluten-free living continues as Jennifer shares her enriching experience in Madrid, where she managed to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle thanks to the local supermarket chain and the heartwarming hospitality of her host family. Hear about Jennifer's fascinating culinary adventures, language encounters, and more, making for a truly unique overseas experience.    Traveling Around the World Gluten Free   In 2019, Jen Fitzpatrick and her husband Dylan took unpaid sabbaticals from their work and set out as nomads to backpack across the world for six months - she being a Celiac. Her goal was to travel safely without getting sick. She decided to bring home recipes from around the world, which she put together in her new eBook Gluten Free Travel at Home.   Jen loves to empower others to eat well and travel with Celiac disease. You can find guides, tips and gluten-free recipes on her website. Definitely purchase her two new ebooks: Bread Recipes from Around the World and Gluten Free Travel at Home for amazing, delicious, kitchen-tested gluten-free goodness you can create in your own home.   Let your culinary curiosity be piqued as Jennifer gives us a peek into her two exciting cookbooks - Gluten-Free Travel at Home and Bread Recipes from Around the World Made Gluten-Free. Listen in as we explore her favorite recipes, her experiences with gluten-free baking, and some handy tips for those new to the gluten-free baking scene.    Listen in to find out holiday gluten-free baking tips, what gluten-free flour mixes are best and how Jen came up with the recipes for her gluten-free cookbooks. Learn why she loved visiting Madrid, how she ate without getting sick when traveling the world and how she became a classical violinist.   Gluten Free Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag Find your next vacation with your Travel Gluten Free $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Interested in Podcasting? You’ll want to checkout Libsyn Cut your post-production time with quality show notes from Podium  Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
46:36 11/16/23
Trials and Triumphs: Living as a Gluten-Free Athlete with Angus The Gluten Free Athlete
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 25 Trials and Triumphs: Living as a Gluten-Free Athlete with Angus The Gluten Free Athlete   Ever wondered how professional athletes manage a gluten-free lifestyle? Step onto the field with Angus, a gluten-free athlete who was diagnosed with Celiac disease just as he was stepping into the limelight of athletic recruitment. Hear his tale, a mixture of victories and fumbles, as he grappled with cross-contamination, fatigue, and the challenge of maintaining a gluten-free diet on the road. With a lack of information available, Angus carved his path, keeping his eyes on the prize and his mouth free of gluten.   Angus the Gluten Free Athlete   Travel with us as Angus unravels his journey around the globe while maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle. From the soothing vineyards of Italy to the bustling streets of Portland, Oregon, Angus shares how he navigated unfamiliar locales, scanning menus, and food labels. Despite the occasional hurdles, like being served pasta instead of the gluten-free meal he ordered, Angus persevered, learning the importance of understanding food preparation and the harrowing consequences of mislabeled food.   Hungry for more? Angus and I share a feast of our favorite gluten-free indulgences, from restaurant meals to homemade dishes, including a tantalizing Venezuelan-style paella. We also touch upon the importance of community in our gluten-free journey, introducing you to the Gluten Free Athlete’s Facebook group, a hub of support and advice for those balancing an active lifestyle with a gluten-free diet. Or find out morea about Angus on his Instagram page. Dive deeper into the world of gluten free advice and athleticism with Angus’s survival guide! So, pull up a chair and join us for this vibrant, inspiring conversation that brings to light the triumphs and trials of being an athlete on a gluten-free diet.   Gluten Free Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag Find your next vacation with Travel Gluten Free using a $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Interested in Podcasting? You’ll want to checkout Libsyn Cut your post-production time with quality show notes from Podium  Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
39:57 11/9/23
Making Gluten Free Bread for the Holidays
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 24 Making Gluten Free Bread for the Holidays   The holiday season is upon us, and it’s that time of the year we will be doing lots of cooking for our family and friends, so we need to be extra careful to ensure our food is gluten-free. Join us in today’s Travel Gluten-free Podcast as we talk about what is in gluten-free bread as we also look in depth at gluten-free grains and non-grain gluten-free flour.   Gluten-free Versus Certified Gluten-free   In America, it takes up to six months to pull a product that doesn’t have the correct label off the shelf, so you want to be keen on any product labeled as gluten-free because it might have been processed in a facility that handles wheat. Find out why as a Celiac, you should always go for certified gluten-free products. I will also share the certifications that come with certified gluten-free foods.   Gluten-free Bread Ingredients   Listen in as I share the different non-grain gluten-free flour, usually made from root vegetables or nuts. Gluten-free grain flours are okay for Celiacs so long as they are produced in a facility that doesn’t handle gluten. Find out some amazing grain-based gluten-free flour to bake your bread.    Additional Ingredients for your Gluten-free Bread   Gluten-free bread tends to be a little drier because they lack gluten. I share the trick I use to make my gluten-free bread moist, plus other ingredients that will make your bread tastier and fluffier whether you are vegan or not. Also, find out why I picked  Simple Mills as one of my brand partners as I take you through some of my favorite ingredients from Simple Mills.   Gluten Free Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag Find your next vacation with your Travel Gluten Free $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Interested in Podcasting? You’ll want to checkout Libsyn Cut your post-production time with quality show notes from Podium  Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
27:02 11/7/23
No Tricks, Just Gluten-Free Treats: A Candy Connoisseur's Guide
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 23 No Tricks, Just Gluten-Free Treats: A Candy Connoisseur's Guide   Ever been spooked by Halloween candy as a celiac or gluten intolerant person? Fear not! Today, on the Travel Gluten Free podcast, we'll be casting a light on the dark and mysterious world of gluten-free Halloween candy. We'll discuss the potential horrors of cross-contamination, understand the cryptic difference between candies with rice cereal and those sweetened with malt, and uncover the safe candy options to ensure a truly delightful Halloween for those living a gluten-free lifestyle. Plus, you'll get all the important links and contacts for the candy companies we'll mention throughout the episode.    Enjoying Gluten Free Halloween Candy   In this adventure, I'll also reveal the secrets from my guidebook on how to safely travel gluten-free. This isn't just about enjoying Halloween candy with no regrets, it's about empowering you to navigate the world freely, without gluten-induced fear. Remember to share this episode with a fellow candy lover who will appreciate these tantalizing revelations. So, tune in and let's delve into the sweet universe of gluten-free candies, one bite at a time.   How to Choose Safe, Gluten Free Candy During the Holidays   Join me, your trusted guide, Elikqitie, for a thrilling journey through the realm of gluten-free Halloween candies. I promise you will unravel the enigma of cross-contamination, comprehend the subtle difference between candies with rice cereal and those sweetened with malt, and identify safe candy options for celiacs and gluten-intolerant children. We're also cracking the candy code from big brands like Nestle USA, Tootsie Roll Industries, Smarties, Wrigley, Jelly Belly, and Tic Tac Mints. Prepare to discern which candies are gluten-free, which ones are laced with wheat flour, and which ones contain maltodextrin.   And for those of you with a sense of adventure, we'll also talk about my guidebook on how to travel safely while living gluten-free. So spread the word to your fellow Halloween candy-lovers and let's embark on this delectable journey together!   (0:00:04) - Gluten-Free Halloween Candy List (0:13:36) - Gluten-Free and Non-Gluten-Free Candy Options (0:23:53) - Sharing Travel Gluten Free Podcast Episode   Gluten Free Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag Find your next vacation with your Travel Gluten Free $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Interested in Podcasting? You’ll want to checkout Libsyn Cut your post-production time with quality show notes from Podium  Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
24:58 10/31/23
Cruising Gluten-Free: A Rough Sail Through the Mediterranean
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 22 Cruising Gluten-Free: A Rough Sail Through the Mediterranean   Do you struggle with food allergies and often wonder how to navigate your way through a cruise ship dietary minefield? Prepare to embark on a journey that will equip you with the skills to deal with such situations. You see, I recently sailed through the Mediterranean on a Celebrity cruise line. The cruise was a mixed bag of experiences - from kayaking in the sea caves of Corfu, Greece, discovering a dedicated gluten-free gelato shop in Rome, to exploring the history-steeped ruins of Olympia. But it wasn't all smooth sailing.    Getting Food Poisoning, Food Mislabeling, and getting Cross-Contamination on Celebrity Cruise Line   Along with the highs, there were some serious lows. As a person with food allergies, the lack of transparency and limited options onboard the Celebrity cruise line lead to some challenging times. I'll share my story of dealing with the ship's chefs, my frustrations regarding the limited gluten-free options, and even the case of an unfortunate food poisoning. But don't worry, I didn't let these difficulties dampen my spirit. Instead, they fueled my resolve to help others navigate through similar situations.   Tips and Advice When Traveling with Food Allergies on a Cruise   To conclude this episode, I will share some valuable tips and tricks that can be lifesavers when you travel with food allergies. You'd be surprised to know the potential of powdered chicken broth and electrolyte drink mix! Also, never underestimate the power of carrying a list of your food allergies in several languages. I look forward to sharing my positive experiences too - the ship's beautiful decorations, top-notch shows, and a sandwich that I can only describe as a gluten-free revelation. So, hop on board the Travel Gluten-Free Podcast; your journey towards a stress-free, allergy-friendly travel experience begins here!   (0:00:01) - Horrible Experience on Celebrity Cruise (0:08:34) - Review of Celebrity Cruise Experience (0:16:35) - Food Handling on a Cruise (0:24:51) - Limited Food and Medical Support on Cruise (0:30:03) - Negative Experience on Celebrity Cruise (0:36:58) - Food Allergies on Celebrity Cruise (0:42:02) - Negative Experience on a Celebrity Cruise (0:50:24) - Ship Experience and Captain Appreciation   Gluten Free Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag Find your next vacation with your Travel Gluten Free $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Interested in Podcasting? You’ll want to checkout Libsyn Cut your post-production time with quality show notes from Podium  Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend
48:20 10/24/23
Decoding Gut Health Symptoms Through Functional Nutrition with Meg Fittsgill of Balance Redeemed Nutrition
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 21 Decoding Gut Health Symptoms Through Functional Nutrition with Meg Fittsgill of Balance Redeemed Nutrition   Embark on a transformative journey into the world of functional nutritional therapy with our guest, Meg Fittsgill of Balance Redeemed Nutrition. Get ready to have your gut health perspectives realigned as we uncover optimizing your gut health. We also delve into different health symptoms that often lead clients to seek her help, discuss the importance of nutrition.   Functional Nutrition and Functional Medicine   We also navigate the realm of functional blood work and the invaluable necessity of seeking second opinions. Meg recounts her experience of assisting a client who, after being informed that her cholesterol was high and being prescribed medication, sought her help. Prepare to see medical results in a new light as we explore the significance of interpreting blood work from a functional perspective.    We also discuss the types of testing Meg employs, such as GI map testing and blood testing, to support her clients. From identifying food sensitivities and allergies to devising comprehensive strategies to improve overall gut health, Meg's approach is sure to leave you with a renewed understanding of the power of nutrition therapy. By the end of the episode, you will gain an understanding of the differences between functional lab testing and traditional allopathic lab testing and how they can work in unison to identify food sensitivities and allergies. Find out how nutrition therapy can be a comprehensive approach to reversing food sensitivities and improving overall gut health.   Checkout Meg’s quarterly group coaching program and be sure to follow Meg on Instagram and Facebook. Also, check out her gut health videos on YouTube (and be sure to like and follow her channel!).   (0:00:00) - Functional Nutritional Therapy and Gut Health (0:10:18) - Functional Blood Work and Second Opinions (0:14:19) - Functional Lab Testing and Client Process   Gluten Free Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag Find your next vacation with your Travel Gluten Free $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Interested in Podcasting? You’ll want to checkout Libsyn Cut your post-production time with quality show notes from Podium  Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
21:41 10/12/23
Navigating the Gluten-Free Lifestyle at Events with Jamie from Celiac Pack
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 20 Navigating the Gluten-Free Lifestyle at Events with Jamie from Celiac Pack   Do you know the struggle of finding safe, gluten-free options at your favorite events? Jamie from Celiac Travel Pack reveals her survival guide to enjoying events like concerts and stadium games all the while maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle. Striking a balance between planning and spontaneity, Jamie shares her techniques for prepping snacks and researching venues, emphasizing the importance of making reservations and understanding food rules at each event.   Challenges of Eating Out Gluten Free   Drawn from her personal experiences, Jamie also throws light on the challenges of eating out, especially at large-scale venues. She shares her secret weapon - the Find Me Gluten Free app which has proved to be an invaluable tool in her Celiac journey. Furthermore, she shares her resourceful strategies to work around venue rules, including using a clear bag for her snacks and always having prepackaged food on hand.    Lastly, we dive into the more personal side of living gluten-free, discussing Jamie's favorite foods and the ones she misses the most since her diagnosis. The concept of a "gluten-free potluck" is also explored, leading to a delightful discussion on what Jamie would ask for if a magic genie could grant her regular food items! Wrapping up, Jamie provides a candid look into the emotional toll of Celiac disease, offering insights into the realities of living with this condition. Tune in for this engaging conversation that promises to be educational, practical, and insightful!   (0:00:00) - Eating Gluten-Free at Stadiums and Concerts (0:06:50) - Food Planning for Events (0:15:22) - Gluten-Free Options at Stadiums and Concerts (0:22:18) - Gluten-Free Food Favorites and Wish List   Gluten Free Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag Find your next vacation with your Travel Gluten Free $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Interested in Podcasting? You’ll want to checkout Libsyn Cut your post-production time with quality show notes from Podium  Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
28:20 10/5/23
Journey Beyond Borders: A Tale of Exploration and Discovery in Tanzania with Paula from Talk S*** with P Part II
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 19 Journey Beyond Borders: A Tale of Exploration and Discovery in Tanzania with Paula from Talk S*** with P Part II   Join us on a captivating journey as we travel virtually to Tanzania for part II with our esteemed guest, Paula Mulamula. Paula unpacks the essentials of preparing for a trip to Tanzania, from respecting the vibrant local culture to discovering mouthwatering, gluten-free local delicacies. She introduces us to the fascinating world of Tanzanian fruits and vegetables, serving up a unique cultural immersion that'll leave you yearning to explore the country's hidden gems.   The Tanzanian Food Scene   Our exploration takes a deeper turn as we stroll through Tanzania's food and agriculture scene. Paula reflects on her childhood memories of savoring home-grown food straight from her grandfather's backyard, providing a heartwarming glimpse into the Tanzanian way of life. We dissect the stark contrast between Tanzanian and American food, discussing everything from coffee cashew nuts to the Tanzanian specialty, Ubuyu. Paula also shares tips on navigating local markets safely, ensuring you make the most of your culinary adventures.   Things to Do in Tanzania   Tanzania is a treasure trove of breathtaking attractions and unique experiences. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie dreaming about wild safaris or a peace-seeking traveler yearning for island-hopping, Paula's expert advice on how to get around, the best airlines, and tips on observing decorum at religious sites will help you plan your itinerary better.    Ready to make the most of your Tanzanian trip? Tune in to our enlightening conversation as Paula covers the best ways to traverse this captivating landscape, whether on foot or with a local driver and emphasizes the importance of dress at religious sites. She also shares her preferred airlines and airports, offering insights into the nuances of traveling in Tanzania. Finally, we touch on Tanzania's beautiful islands and beaches, with Paula sharing her personal experiences of Mbudia Island and offering recommendations on the best cities and regions to visit.    Remember to purchase Swahili 101 to learn the basics of Swahili before you travel. Follow Paula on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, or YouTube to join in on her conversations. Stay tuned for a riveting journey that transcends borders and cultures. You'll finish this episode with an ignited wanderlust for more travel!   (0:00:00) - Advice on Traveling to Tanzania (0:05:40) - Exploring Tanzanian Food and Agriculture (0:13:46) - Exploring Tanzania's Attractions (0:27:41) - Beach Recommendations and Bribes in Tanzania   Gluten Free Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag Find your next vacation with your Travel Gluten Free $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Interested in Podcasting? You’ll want to checkout Libsyn Cut your post-production time with quality show notes from Podium  Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
37:30 9/28/23
Journey Beyond Borders: A Tale of Exploration and Discovery in Tanzania with Paula from Talk S*** with P
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 18 Journey Beyond Borders: A Tale of Exploration and Discovery in Tanzania with Paula from Talk S*** with P   Ever dreamed of exploring Tanzania? What if we told you that our special guest, Paula Mulamula, an inspiring mental health advocate and podcast host, will give you the ability to vicariously travel and soak up her lived experiences, from the skyscrapers of Dubai to the traditional tribes of Tanzania? You're not just going to vicariously travel with Paula; you're going to soak up her lived experiences, from the skyscrapers of Dubai to the traditional tribes of Tanzania.   Paula, born and raised in Tanzania, takes us on her personal journey, sharing tales of her travels from the heart of Africa to the bustling city of Dubai. Her life story is an open book, filled with captivating anecdotes about her father's bold decision to send her away for studies and the remarkable doors it opened for her.   Living in Dubai as a Woman   Dive headfirst into the captivating tales of cultural nuances and unique challenges Paula encountered during her adventures. Imagine living in Dubai as a woman, adhering to strict cultural norms. Have you ever wondered how the alcohol regulations compare to the United States? Paula's personal narratives don't shy away from these lesser-known aspects, revealing a side to these cities you won't find in your average travel brochure. She and I have a riveting discussion on the stark contrasts between Islamic countries and the USA. Paula's tales will have you rethinking your travel bucket list.   Voyage to Tanzania   Now, let's voyage to the beautiful landscapes of Tanzania. Through Paula's vibrant storytelling, you'll experience the intricate tapestry of Tanzanian tribes, their languages, culture, and traditional foods. Picture yourself standing in a bustling market, the smell of Dizi - a traditional dish made with beans and meat - wafting through the air. Paula's insider tips for first-time travelers to Tanzania are priceless. From respecting elders to learning a few Swahili phrases, she prepares you for a thoughtful and immersive travel experience.   Sit tight as we embark on a virtual exploration of Tanzania, painted vividly in Paula's vibrant descriptions. She brings her homeland to life, from the fascinating tribes and different languages to the delectable traditional food. Paula's tips for first-time travelers to Tanzania are not to be missed. Remember to purchase Swahili 101 to learn the basics of Swahili before you travel. Follow Paula on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, or YouTube to join in on her conversations. Stay tuned for a riveting journey that transcends borders and cultures. You'll finish this episode with an ignited wanderlust for more travel!   (0:00:04) - Traveling to Tanzania (0:05:46) - Alcohol Restrictions and Cultural Differences (0:10:33) - Traveling and Discovering New Places (0:21:06) - Tanzania (0:30:00) - Travel Tips for Tanzania   Gluten Free Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag Find your next vacation with your Travel Gluten Free $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Interested in Podcasting? You’ll want to checkout Libsyn Cut your post-production time with quality show notes from Podium  Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
36:20 9/21/23
Traveling Gluten Free in Our National Parks
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 17 Traveling Gluten Free in Our National Parks   Here’s the 411 on National Parks, activities to do, when to go and how to navigate the park you choose to visit. I'll also take you on a brief tour of the National Park Service website and tell you about the National Park Foundation, why you want to purchase a National Park Pass, why you want to bring gluten free food inside the parks, and how to reserve a camping spot!   National Park Activities   So, what can you do in a national park? What do you want to do? Find out about local geologic features? How about the history of how our country's government formed? Or maybe you want to learn about the ecosystem of the Everglades? Sound overwhelming? Why not start at the National Park website where you can search by activity, find out about ranger-guided hikes, tours, and presentations and also see if the park you are visiting has the Junior Ranger Program for kids.   When you visit the National Park website, you can: Search for National Parks by state see what parks, monument and national lands are in the state find out what activities each individual park has to offer Purchase a National Park annual pass (highly recommended!)   Eating Gluten Free in National Parks   Unfortunately, this has proven almost hopeless as the parks only provide mostly fast food. Every once in a while, you can find an upscale lodge with a dining room that can accommodate Celiac disease, but overall, plan on bringing your own food with you to be safe.   Gluten Free Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag. I just picked one up from Amazon, and I’m excited to travel with this handy medical bag. Looking for a warm getaway this year? Find your next vacation on Airbnb! Get Your Travel Gluten Free discount with a $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend   National Park Foundation National Park Week Donate to the National Parks Service Sign up to get National Park news here Hidden gems: parks off the beaten path
19:20 8/31/23
Eating Gluten Free in Downtown Disney and Disney Springs
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 16 Eating Gluten Free in Downtown Disney and Disney Springs Disney Springs is a dining, shopping, and entertainment complex located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. Formerly known as Downtown Disney, it was rebranded as Disney Springs in 2015 after undergoing a significant expansion and renovation. Disney Springs is open to the public and does not require admission. It offers a vibrant and lively atmosphere, making it a popular destination for visitors looking for entertainment, dining, and shopping experiences. Disney Springs offers a wide array of experiences for visitors of all ages, featuring four distinct neighborhoods: The Landing, Marketplace, West Side, and Town Center. Each area has its own theme and atmosphere, offering a diverse range of dining options, retail stores, and entertainment venues. Visitors can explore an assortment of shops, including Disney-themed stores, upscale boutiques, and specialty shops. Disney Springs offers entertainment options such as live music, performances, and shows. The complex also features unique experiences like The VOID, an immersive virtual reality attraction, and Splitsville Luxury Lanes, a modern bowling alley with dining options. Eating Gluten Free in Disney Springs If you’re gluten-free or you have food allergies, Disney is well-known for serving up safe food! Disney Springs takes food allergies and dietary restrictions seriously and makes efforts to accommodate guests with special dietary needs, providing options for various food allergies, intolerances, and dietary restrictions. Many restaurants at Disney Springs offer allergy-friendly menus or have options clearly marked for common allergens such as gluten, dairy, nuts, and other allergens. When dining at Disney Springs, remember to communicate your food allergies or dietary restrictions to your server or a Cast Member. They are trained to assist you and can provide guidance on suitable menu items or may be able to modify dishes to accommodate your needs. The staff members, including chefs and food preparation teams, receive training on allergen awareness and handling to minimize the risk of cross-contact. Make sure to have dining reservations in advance and mention your food allergies or dietary restrictions during the booking process. This allows the restaurant to be better prepared for your arrival and ensures that they can provide appropriate options or make necessary arrangements. Podcast Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag. I just picked one up from Amazon, and I’m excited to travel with this handy medical bag. Looking for a warm getaway this year? Find your next vacation on Airbnb! Get Your Travel Gluten Free discount with a $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
17:51 8/24/23
Gluten Free Indian Cuisine
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 15 Gluten Free Indian Cuisine   Indian food is one of my favorite ethnic dishes, so I’m so glad that East Indian cuisine is mostly naturally gluten free! Besides naan bread, and some samosas - which are the East Indian version of a burrito - most other dishes do not have gluten. Today, I’ll give you information on popular Indian dishes that typically do not contain gluten that I’ve eaten in the past. As always, check with the chef or cook at the restaurant you’re eating at to make sure your food is safe!   Be Aware of Gluten in Lentils   Because the FDA allows up to 10% of another grain in lentils, I try to avoid lentils as much as possible. However, there are several dishes, including the crisp wafer Papadam, that are made from lentils. The one time I was sick from Indian food was cross-contamination of the lentils in the dish.   Four Types of Indian Cuisine based on Region   North Indian cuisine is known for its robust flavors and extensive use of dairy products, such as ghee (clarified butter), yogurt, and paneer (cottage cheese). Popular dishes include biryani, butter chicken, tandoori chicken, naan bread, and various lentil-based dishes like dal makhani.   South Indian cuisine is primarily vegetarian and is characterized by its generous use of rice, lentils, coconut, and spices like mustard seeds, curry leaves, and red chilies. Popular dishes include dosa (fermented rice and lentil crepes), idli (steamed rice and lentil cakes), sambhar (spicy lentil soup), and rasam (tangy soup).   East Indian cuisine is known for its seafood, sweets, and subtle flavors. Rice and fish are staple ingredients in this cuisine. Popular dishes include macher jhol (fish curry), sandesh (a sweet made from cottage cheese and sugar), and rasgulla (a syrupy dessert made from cheese curds).   West Indian cuisine is known for its spicy and vibrant flavors. It heavily relies on ingredients like garlic, ginger, and chilies. Popular dishes include pav bhaji (a spicy mashed vegetable curry served with bread), vada pav (a spicy potato fritter sandwich), dhokla (steamed fermented chickpea flour snack), and various Gujarati thalis (platters) featuring a wide variety of vegetarian dishes.   Podcast Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag. I just picked one up from Amazon, and I’m excited to travel with this handy medical bag. Looking for a warm getaway this year? Find your next vacation on Airbnb! Get Your Travel Gluten Free discount with a $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
14:19 8/17/23
Traveling Gluten Free in Puerto Rico
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 14 Traveling Gluten Free in Puerto Rico   I recently took a vacation in Humacao, Puerto Rico after visiting this beautiful US territory for the first time last year. I stayed at Las Palmas Resort and I enjoyed my stay so much, I’ve already booked another week there for next year! I can’t wait to go back. Listen in to today’s gluten free travel episode where I talk about my experience in Puerto Rico, fun things to do while you’re there, and, of course, amazing gluten free restaurants to eat at when you’re in Puerto Rico.   Traveling to Puerto Rico   You can easily get a plane ticket in and out of the main airport in San Juan. And because Puerto Rico is a US territory, you don’t need a passport, but you will need a Real ID. Also, you don’t need to exchange currency as Puerto Rico is a territory and uses US dollars. It’s an easy trip to get to a tropical island that you don't need a passport to travel to if you’re a US resident!   Beaches in Puerto Rico   One of the best geologic features and most relaxing activity is to visit a local beach. Luquillo Beach is beautiful and there are restaurants and facilities (including showers) nearby. You can rent a beach chair for $25 for the day, and buy a coconut water or coco loco to sit and relax on the beach, read a book, swim, snorkel or people watch.   Where to Stay in Puerto Rico   I stayed at Park Royal Homestead, and I really enjoyed my stay at their resort! I had a two bedroom condo, with a full kitchen, right next to the pool. The resort offers free shuttles anywhere in the resort, including all restaurants and their own private beach   Make sure that you’re following the 3-1-1 TSA rule for liquids if you’re packing liquids in your carry-on. I recently got stuck throwing out shampoo and conditioner because I had too many liquids with my medicine. Now, however, I carry a medical bag so my medicine that’s considered a liquid doesn’t count towards my 3-1-1 (see medical bag link below) .    Podcast Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag. I just picked one up from Amazon, and I’m excited to travel with this handy medical bag. Looking for a warm getaway this year? Find your next vacation on Airbnb! Get Your Travel Gluten Free discount with a $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
13:50 7/27/23
Can You Take Gluten Free Food Outside of the Country?
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 13 Can You Take Gluten Free Food Outside of the Country?   Ready to travel overseas? Is this your first overseas trip having Celiac disease or as a gluten free traveler? No worries! You can safely navigate food overseas when you know what to do, including using the European Codex, my gluten free traveler. Find out how to pack your bags, get through TSA with food, product ingredients overseas, and how to use Equal Eats cards when traveling.   Eating Out Safely with Equal Eats Cards   With his mission to empower people living with dietary restrictions to enjoy food everywhere by providing an accurate, accessible, and seamless technology solution to help communicate their dietary restrictions effectively, accurately, and conveniently - wherever their life takes them with Equal Eats Cards. Kyle takes great effort to give each individual a customizable option for their card. For example, you can add Celiac, vegan, vegetarian, food allergies, and food intolerances so your wait staff knows all the foods you can’t eat. There are dozens of food allergy and intolerance options and dietary choices you can order on Equal Eats. This comes in very handy when you’re ordering food when you’re in a country in which you don’t understand the language.   Food Shopping Overseas   Even when you ask all the right questions, you can still end up getting food you can’t eat. Make sure to take Equal Eats cards with you to the supermarket and ask the store clerk if you can eat the food that is packaged.    Packing Your Food in Your Checked or Carry-On Bag   Find out how to pack your food, and make sure you weigh your checked bag to make sure it’s within the weight limit of the airline you are traveling to your destination. Typically, the weight limit for checked bags is 60 pounds and I’ve never come close to that weight on a checked bag, even after adding food.   Make sure that you’re following the 3-1-1 TSA rule for liquids if you’re packing liquids in your carry-on. I recently got stuck throwing out shampoo and conditioner because I had too many liquids with my medicine. Now, however, I carry a medical bag so my medicine that’s considered a liquid doesn’t count towards my 3-1-1 (see medical bag link below) .    Podcast Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag. I just picked one up from Amazon, and I’m excited to travel with this handy medical bag. Looking for a warm getaway this year? Find your next vacation on Airbnb! Get Your Travel Gluten Free discount with a $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
12:41 7/20/23
How to Eat Gluten Free at Your Vacation Rental
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 12 How to Eat Gluten Free at Your Vacation Rental   Are you scared to eat out at restaurants? If you’re new to having Celiac disease, this is a real fear! You don’t want to be anxious on vacation, so what do you do? My friend, you can find an Air b’n’b or VRBO at the location you’re taking your vacation and make your own food. Always call ahead and speak to restaurant managers directly at hotels, don’t rely on the front desk staff to ask if the food is safe at the hotel restaurant. You’ll also want to call ahead and find out what appliances and the size of the fridge and microwave so you understand what you have to cook with when you’re on vacation. Make sure to follow these tips when you’re eating out or making your own food when traveling gluten free.   Find Out About the Kitchen   Since there are no standards for what appliances come in a mini-kitchen, studio, or full kitchen apartment or vacation rental, you’ll want to call ahead and find out what appliances are available to use. Which appliances are safe? You may not want to use the blender, and other appliances which food can get easily cross-contaminated such as the toaster.   Make sure to clean your utensils well, use toaster sleeves, and wash any plates you may need during your stay. Look for crumbs in the cabinets and avoid using anything that has come in contact with leftover food. You can easily purchase paper plates to use while you are on vacation to give yourself an extra level of protection and create a less stressed travel vacation.   These Food Rules for Gluten Free also Apply to Food Allergies   Whether you have food allergies or you’re gluten free for health reasons, you can apply these practices to keep your food safe! Never assume that any product doesn’t have gluten or a food allergen unless you have thoroughly read the label. This can be time consuming, but it’s the only way to ensure that the food you are eating is safe. Gluten can hide in many different places including: scrambled eggs at restaurants, tea, salad dressing and sauces, sausages and other meats, as well as alcohol.    If you can’t find a local place to buy safe food, you can always order food from Amazon and have it shipped to your vacation rental! Please be safe and read all ingredients and ask the right questions when you’re traveling gluten free or with food allergies!   Podcast Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag. I just picked one up from Amazon, and I’m excited to travel with this handy medical bag. Looking for a warm getaway this year? Find your next vacation on Airbnb! Get Your Travel Gluten Free discount with a $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*  
18:05 7/13/23
Gluten Free Food Tours with Katrina McGhee
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 11 Gluten Free Food Tours with Katrina McGhee   Finding Gluten Free Friendly Food Tours While Traveling   Are you scared to take a gluten free food tour? Even with my experience, I avoid food tours because I don’t trust that someone else will ask the right questions for me. Today, I chat with Katrina McGhee, who is gluten intolerant - not Celiac - about how she approaches and asks about food tours. Caution: If you’re Celiac you will want to use your own judgment with food tour safety. Look for a food tour with dedicated gluten free restaurants or a completely gluten free food tour.   Questions to Ask Food Tour Operators   If you find a food tour, look to see if they mention food allergies or accommodating food allergies. If they don’t, you can reach out to the tour operator and ask them directly the following questions: Have you had someone with a food allergy on your tour? What gluten free offerings do these places have? Are all these locations familiar with gluten allergies? What is the protocol at these places? Do you offer exclusive gluten free food tours?   Be Cautious When Booking a Food Tour   Even when you ask all the right questions, you can still end up getting food you can’t eat. Although my guest did a variety of food tours, I personally wouldn’t book a food tour. Why? Because they are too risky to chance getting sick because I have to depend on the knowledge and experience of someone else to vet food establishments and I’m not personally willing to take that risk.   Katrina is gluten intolerant, not Celiac, and if you're intolerant you have more food options. You don’t have to worry about cross contamination and you don’t get as sick. My advice is if you’re intolerant, you could safely eat on a food tour. If you’re Celiac, I wouldn’t book a food tour unless it was a tour in Italy or another gluten-free friendly place, and the tour locations were exclusively gluten free. For me, it would be too stressful and not fun if I had to watch everyone else enjoying their food after I paid for a food tour ticket on my vacation.   Podcast Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag. I just picked one up from Amazon, and I’m excited to travel with this handy medical bag. Looking for a warm getaway this year? Find your next vacation on Airbnb! Get Your Travel Gluten Free discount with a $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*   Connect with Katrina McGhee Follow Katrina on Instagram Subscribe to her YouTube channel Get her free gift 45 Epic Things to Do on Break!  
34:55 6/29/23
How to Travel with Disabilities featuring Jen Hardy
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 10 How to Travel with Disabilities featuring Jen Hardy   What does it mean to travel with disabilities? What is a disability and what do you need to know if you’re traveling with disabilities? My friend and fellow female podcaster Jen Hardy from the Fabulous Over Fifty podcast (formerly the Hardy Moms Podcast) also has multiple disabilities, including an auto-immune disease which leaves her without energy and the ability to walk or stand on her own. Traveling with a walker, Jen is here to give us tips on how to travel when you have to carry medical devices as a result of your disability. She also tells her story with her experience on United Airlines and how they left her in the terminal, alone, after forgetting to order her a wheelchair and not assisting her off the airplane with a walking aide.   What Does it Mean to Travel with a Disability?   A disability is when a person has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. These include auto-immune disease, cancer, anxiety, PTSD, depression, and other impairments. It's very common that if you have one disability, you have another. For me, I have 10 disabilities - some of them physical, some mental such as my PTSD I have from being raised in an abusive household. Although you can’t see most disabilities in physical form, they are there. When others can’t see our disabilities, it makes it hard for them to understand how we have to adjust in our daily life and especially when we travel.   Always Take Your Medication on the Plane with You   Depending on your disability, you may have to use a walker, diabetic medication, cane, brace or support, and most likely you are traveling with medication. Always, always, always take your medication with you on the plane. Take a medical bag because this can be your extra third bag that is excluded from your two you can take on the plane because of medical reasons. While you don’t have to have a doctor’s letter or note, I would highly recommend geting a medical bag for your medications.    When flying gluten-free, you want to know about this not-well-known piece of information. If you have a disability, and any auto-immune disease is considered a disability, you have the right to carry one extra bag for medical supplies. In addition to the two bags you can carry on, you get one extra. Here’s the link to the TSA article, which explains in detail what you can bring and what they allow on the airplane when you travel with a medical bag.    Don’t have a medical bag? Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag. I just picked one up from Amazon, and I’m very excited to travel with this handy medical bag. I’ve been able to stuff lots of supplements and all my prescriptions, along with my spray hand sanitizer, into this convenient bag that has a shoulder strap for easy carrying through the airport.  And if you need a clear, quart-sized travel case for your toiletries because the TSA agent took yours the last time you went through security (like the rude agent who I encountered at the St. Louis airport), then grab this amazing deal from CBGE! Three TSA-approved quart-sized toiletry bags for men or women for under $11.   Podcast Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Looking for a warm getaway this year? Find your next vacation on Airbnb! Get Your Travel Gluten Free discount with a $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*   Connect with Jen Hardy Listen in to Jen’s Podcast Fabulous Over Fifty which is her new rebrand of The Hardy Mom podcast Join Jen’s friends and get a daily dose of positivity dropped to your inbox! Need a good read? Grab one of Jen’s books  
29:50 6/22/23
What Does it Mean to Be Gluten Free?
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 09 What Does it Mean to Be Gluten Free?   What does it mean to eat gluten-free? Find out when my friend Marvin from the Live Healthy Podcast interviews me on his show! On this episode of Travel Gluten-free Podcast, you’ll find out about me, how I came up with my name Elikqitie, along with questions and answers which my friend Marvin asked me about how to be gluten free.   What Does it Mean to Be Gluten Free?   Being gluten free means that you aren’t eating any foods that contain gluten. So what’s gluten? Gluten is the protein found in several grains including wheat, barley, triticale, and other grains. When you don’t eat gluten, you are eliminating any grain that contains gluten along with any processed foods that contain gluten including those with ingredients such as: modified food starch, hydrolyzed protein, and natural flavors or spices as these ingredients all have the possibility to contain gluten.    Eating Gluten Free as a Preference   If you’ve eaten out or you’ve talked to anyone breathing on the face of our planet, you know that some people eat gluten-free to try it out or as a preference. While that is fine, there is a significant distinction between eating gluten free as a preference and avoiding gluten because of medical reasons such as Celiac disease or a food allergy.   Adjusting to Gluten Free Eating and the Gluten Free Lifestyle   While some people find out about Celiac disease as a child and grow up eating gluten free, I didn't find out until the age of 42. Being of French and Italian descent, I believed that my gastronomic enjoyment was over because I didn’t think I would ever be able to eat bread or pasta again. However, there are some amazing food brands out there and I can enjoy almost any food that I want in its gluten-free form. Learning how to make food again was challenging, but the real challenge was knowing how to eat when I’m not in the city that I live - the big challenge is learning how to travel gluten free!   Best Places to Travel When You’re Gluten Free   Marvin turns the table on me when he asks me the best places to eat for gluten free travelers, where I’m going on my next trip, and what I miss the most. (Note: since we recorded this show I have gotten my fix of buttery croissants and I would love to go back to the European bakery and get more!).   Podcast Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Looking for a warm getaway this year? Find your next vacation on Airbnb! Get Your Travel Gluten Free discount with a $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*
39:29 6/15/23
Top Tips When Traveling with Celiac Disease
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 08 Top Tips for Traveling Gluten Free   What do you need to know when you’re a gluten free traveler? While there are many details you need to plan for your trip, here are a few new ones that I haven’t talked about on previous episodes of the Travel Gluten-free Podcast. Today, I’ll give you great gluten free travel advice to travel safely, no matter where your gluten free adventure ends up taking you in the world!   Traveling with Your Medicine Bag   When flying gluten-free, you want to know about this not-well-known piece of information. If you have a disability, and any auto-immune disease is considered a disability, you have the right to carry one extra bag for medical supplies. In addition to the two bags you can carry on, you get one extra. Here’s the link to the TSA article, which explains in detail what you can bring and what they allow on the airplane when you travel with a medical bag.    Don’t have a medical bag? Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag. I just picked one up from Amazon, and I’m very excited to travel with this handy medical bag. I’ve been able to stuff lots of supplements and all my prescriptions, along with my spray hand sanitizer, into this convenient bag that has a shoulder strap for easy carrying through the airport.  And if you need a clear, quart-sized travel case for your toiletries because the TSA agent took yours the last time you went through security (like the rude agent who I encountered at the St. Louis airport), then grab this amazing deal from CBGE! Three TSA-approved quart-sized toiletry bags for men or women for under $11.   Call to Verify Your Fridge, Microwave, and Freezer at Your Hotel or Air   Never assume that your hotel room is going to come standard with a microwave, fridge, and freezer! I’ve been to hotels that were very nice and had none of these accommodations. Always call ahead - ideally before you book your stay - to find out if they have these much-needed vacation items or if they can provide them to you upon your arrival.    Cover Your Cooking Surfaces   Don’t believe it when you hear that gluten can cook off of surfaces! This is simply not true. You need to assume that all surfaces have gluten on them, because, well, that’s the world we live in! To protect yourself, you’ll want to purchase reusable toaster sleeves to protect your food. Looking to protect your food from someone else’s gluten laden stuff? Grab these compostable sandwich bags that are reusable and biodegradable.   Podcast Resources   Journey safely with The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Looking for a warm getaway this year? Find your next vacation on Airbnb! Get Your Travel Gluten Free discount with a $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*
21:05 6/8/23
What to Pack and How to Pack Your Gluten Free Travel Luggage
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 07 What to Pack and How to Pack When Traveling Gluten Free   Do you know what to pack when you’re flying gluten free traveler? Do you know how to pack your travel items for your next gluten free vacation? If not, then listen in to today’s Travel Gluten-free Podcast, where I give you the how-to, 411 on the what, where, and how to pack when you’re flying gluten free.    The Magic of Your Medicine Bag   When flying gluten-free, you want to know about this not-well-known piece of information. If you have a disability, and any auto-immune disease is considered a disability, you have the right to carry one extra bag for medical supplies. In addition to the two bags you can carry on, you get one extra. Here’s the link to the TSA article, which explains in detail what you can bring and what they allow on the airplane when you travel with a medical bag.    Don’t have a medical bag? Get the PracMedic Travel Medicine Bag. I just picked one up from Amazon, and I’m very excited to travel with this handy medical bag. I’ve been able to stuff lots of supplements and all my prescriptions, along with my spray hand sanitizer, into this convenient bag that has a shoulder strap for easy carrying through the airport.  And if you need a clear, quart-sized travel case for your toiletries because the TSA agent took yours the last time you went through security (like the rude agent who I encountered at the St. Louis airport), then grab this amazing deal from CBGE! Three TSA-approved quart-sized toiletry bags for men or women for under $11.   Types of Snacks to Carry with You on Your Airplane Trip   I never considered this until two years ago, but I now carry a non-peanut, nut-free snack with me on the airplane. Why? Because every once in a while, there’s someone with a severe nut allergy, and they won’t serve nut snacks. In addition, you can’t eat anything with nuts. Since many gluten-free items I eat contain almond flour or nuts, I always bring a second nut-free snack when I fly.   Water Bottles and Protein Drink Shakers   I’m a big proponent of carrying your own water and shaker bottles when flying, especially if you’re traveling on a red-eye flight. Bring a metal water bottle from Swell (that’s also insulated to keep your water cool) and a shaker bottle with a metal shaker ball as they are more durable and they contain less plastic (I’m doing my best to reduce my plastic use!) Check out the Blender Bottle store on Amazon - they even have bottles in your favorite movie themes, such as Star Wars and Harry Potter!   Podcast Resources   Journey with Travel Gluten Free when you get The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free  which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Looking for a warm getaway this year? Find your next vacation on Airbnb! Get Your Travel Gluten Free discount with a $40 credit towards your stay! Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*
24:35 6/1/23
Traveling and Eating Gluten Free with Kyle from Equal Eats Cards
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 06 Traveling and Eating Gluten Free with Kyle from Equal Eats Cards   In today’s  Travel Gluten-free Podcast, we are joined by Kyle Dine, the founder, and creator of Equal Eats Cards. Kyle has created one of the most important tools for the gluten free traveler or anyone with food allergies who eat out, especially when you’re traveling to another country.   Growing Up with Multiple Food Allergies   Kyle grew up with multiple food allergies since he was a baby. His allergies include peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and shellfish. In addition, his wife has Celiac disease, so their kitchen is color coded, and they each have their own appliances to prepare food at home.    Creating Equal Eats Cards   Seeing a need for a professionally translated allergen card that would be taken seriously by wait for staff and others in the food industry, Kyle went on to survey over 2000 people with food allergies along with 60 professionals in the healthcare industry to find out what they were looking for when it came to an allergy translation card. He repeatedly found that the card needed to be plastic, have allergen information, and need to list what to avoid and what precautions to take when making food for those of us with dietary restrictions.   Equal Eats Cards Options   With his mission to empower people living with dietary restrictions to enjoy food everywhere by providing an accurate, accessible, and seamless technology solution to help communicate their dietary restrictions effectively, accurately, and conveniently - wherever their life takes them. Kyle takes great effort to give each individual a customizable option for their card. For example, you can add Celiac, vegan, vegetarian, food allergies, and food intolerances so your wait staff knows all the foods you can’t eat. There are dozens of food allergy and intolerance options and dietary choices you can order on Equal Eats. This comes in very handy when you’re ordering food when you’re in a country in which you don’t understand the language.   Podcast Resources   Journey with Travel Gluten Free when you get The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free  which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*   Connect with Paige   Follow Paige  on Instagram Check out Paige on the web 
42:49 5/25/23
Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip with Paige from At the Beach Speaks
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 05 Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip   In today’s  Travel Gluten-free Podcast, we are joined by Paige Olsen as we talk about her experience of the pacific coast highway road trip. Paige is a beach lover living her lifelong dream of living by the beach. Paige and her husband host The Beach Speaks podcast for beach lovers. Paige is a competitive swimmer, pilot, yoga instructor, and vegan.   Love for the Beach and Meeting Soulmate   Paige was born and lived outside New York City as a child, and they would frequent a particular beach club leading to her love for the beach. Paige shares her experience of the different kinds of beaches in Florida and their unique features. Having worked in the aviation industry for quite some time and always harboring the desire to live by the beach, Paige woke up one morning and decided to actualize her dream by quitting her 9 to 5 job. After that, Paige met her husband when she signed up on a dating website. Paige talks about the circumstances around meeting her husband and how everything fell into place.   Learning to Fly   Paige learned to fly while working at an airport in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. During this time, Paige was married to a military officer who was also a flight instructor. Paige talks about her journey of acquiring a private pilot’s license and an instrument license afterward.    The Pacific Coast Highway Trip   Paige got married right before the pandemic, and they didn’t get to go on honeymoon. Later on, while planning for their honeymoon, she had an idea of taking a pacific coast highway trip and making it a beach adventure. The pacific coast highway is a pretty long drive. We talk about our amazing experiences during our respective trips and highlight some great activities and notable stops for those planning a similar journey. Paige combined her Pacific highway trip with a visit to Costa Rica, and she shares her experience of the gluten-free and vegan menus in the Costa Rican resorts and restaurants while revealing some excellent tips for travelers to Costa Rica.   Podcast Resources   Journey with Travel Gluten Free when you get The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free  which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*   Connect with Paige   Follow Paige  on Instagram Check out Paige on the web 
47:30 5/12/23
Happy Celiac Disease Awareness Month! What You Didn't Know About The History of Celiac Disease
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 04 Celiac Disease Awareness Month   May is Celiac disease awareness month, a special time to create public awareness about the disease, which can have devastating effects if not diagnosed early and managed since it has no known cure. Join us for today’s  Travel Gluten-free Podcast to learn about the history of Celiac disease and the importance of educating the public and restaurant staff about Celiac disease. Thank you to Beyond Celiac for their fantastic Celiac history timeline.   History of Celiac Disease   Celiac disease has been in the human gene pool for a long time. The earliest archeological finding that shows evidence of Celiac disease dates back to the first century. For example, the archeological dig in Corsa, Italy, in 2008 revealed a first-century woman whose skeleton had the Celiac gene. One notable public figure whose records show had Celiac disease was Blaise Pascal in the 1600s. Other mentions of Celiac disease in the past were by physicians Matthew Baillie and Samuel Ghee in the 1800s.    Celiac Disease Support Groups   In 2003, the first organization for Celiac was founded, and it was initially named The National Organization for Celiac Awareness, later renamed Beyond Celiac. The organization was formed to drive the diagnosis of Celiac disease and enable access to gluten-free food. Beyond Celiac also pivots for research for a cure since it was established that a gluten-free diet is insufficient for many patients.    Many other organizations have since been formed in different parts of the World to support Celiac research and treatments, such as; The National Celiac Association, Celiac Disease Foundation, Gluten Intolerance Group, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases in the United States. There are also two other resources outside the United States: the Canadian Celiac Association and the Australian Celiac Organization.   Podcast Resources   Journey with Travel Gluten Free when you get The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free  which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend  
21:13 5/8/23
Gluten Free Pasta and Gluten Free Pretzel Product Reviews
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 03 Gluten Free Pasta and Pretzel Product Reviews   Did you know that if you're Celiac, you can still choose from several different brands and flavors of gluten-free pretzels and pasta? You don't need to eliminate pasta or pretzels from your diet! There is an abundance of gluten-free pasta and pretzels on the market. Join us for today's Travel Gluten-free Podcast as we review the best gluten-free pasta and pretzels.   Gluten free Pasta   Barilla gluten free pasta comes in all shapes and sizes. One thing that sets Barilla pasta apart is its fabulous gluten-free lasagna sheets. Banza is another excellent pasta brand made from chickpeas, giving it a good texture. Jovial gluten-free pasta, which is made from rice. Jovial pasta stands out because of the gluten-free egg noodles, a unique product in the market. Lotus Foods makes several different flavors of gluten free ramen noodles.   Annie's is another gluten-free pasta that is rice based and is especially loved for its mac and cheese variety. If you are gluten-free and vegan, Daiya is an excellent alternative to macaroni and cheese. All Daiya products are gluten and dairy-free, making them a safer choice for Celiacs. Amy's Pasta has a gluten-free line to cater to the gluten intolerant. Amy's has excellent gluten-free frozen dinners and gluten free burritos.   Gluten free Pretzels   First on our list is Fitjoy gluten free and grain-free pretzels. Snyder's is another excellent brand that makes pretzels, including minis and pretzel sticks. Glutino is a gluten-free pretzel brand that has been in the market for decades and has improved the quality of its pretzels. If you love sea-salt pretzels, look for Good Health. Finally, snack Factory makes gluten-free pretzel crisps that are crunchy with a nice texture.    Quinn Snacks has had regular pretzels and now has gluten-free ones. The dark chocolate-filled pretzels and Quinn peanut butter pretzels are incredibly delicious and a must-try. From the Ground Up also makes gluten and grain-free cauliflower pretzels with a fantastic taste. Savor by Suzie also makes gluten-free and grain-free pretzels, including garlic, onion, and spicy flavor.    Podcast Resources   Journey with Travel Gluten Free when you get The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free  which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*
20:31 4/27/23
Best Gluten Free Desserts to Make at Home this Summer!
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 02 Best Gluten Free Desserts to Make at Home   Are you a Celiac with a sweet tooth and loves eating gluten free dessert? Living a gluten-free lifestyle doesn't mean you can't enjoy dessert. Join us for today's Travel Gluten-free Podcast as we share delicious gluten-free desserts you can make at home.   Best Gluten Free Desserts to Make at Home   First on our list of the best Gluten-free desserts is Gluten-free Lemon Bars. Lemon bars are a favorite for many people during the summer and are simple to make. Are you a white chocolate chip fan? If you answer yes, you will love our next gluten-free dessert, blondies. Gluten-free blondies are made using white chocolate.   Apple pies make a fantastic dessert, especially during the summer and for barbeques. We recommend using Wholly Gluten-free pie shells because they are free of other allergens besides gluten. If you can't find Wholly Gluten Free Pie Shells, grab a box of King Arthur gluten free pie crust mix.    Gluten-free soft pretzels, especially the ones from Moms Place Gluten Free, are great for snacking. Gluten-free pretzels are either made from corn starch or grain-free, so you can pick according to your preference. Gluten-free graham crackers are another great dessert despite their taking much time to prepare. Another dessert that uses marshmallows is rice crispy treats. Note that some rice cereal brands, besides Malt O'Meal, contain malt.   Banana bread is another delicious gluten-free dessert. Pick ripe bananas to make your bread sweeter and more moist. The best flour to use is cassava flour. Cheesecakes are easy to make, and you could also buy ready-made ones, such as the Gem City cheesecake, and add it to your gluten-free graham cracker shells.   My favorite gluten-free pasta is Banza, and it's made of chickpeas, which has a great texture and is less foamy when cooking because it's high in protein. I also love Capello's gluten-free pasta made from almond flour.    Podcast Resources   Journey with Travel Gluten Free when you get The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free  which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the best tool for traveling gluten free with Equal Eats Cards Follow me on Social Media via Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*
28:25 4/25/23
Travel Gluten Free on International Flights
Travel Gluten Free Podcast Season 09 Episode 01 Travel Gluten Free on International Flights   We kick off Season 09 of the Travel Gluten-free Podcast with an informational episode giving the gluten free traveler advice on how to navigate international air travel. While domestic air travel can be challenging, adding more hours and a foreign language or two gives us more hurdles to overcome when we are on our vacation. However, we can still navigate the international travel scene without getting sick when you know what to do and how to prepare for travel to Europe, Asia, Africa, Iceland, or South America.   Finding Gluten Free Eats at Airports   While some airports, such as Atlanta International have food guides to show you which restaurants could possibly accommodate a gluten-free eater, they may not be safe for someone who is Celiac because preparation of the food is essential for safe eating! However, you can use the Find Me Gluten Free app - even inside airports - to find safe food to eat. If you’re flying through Portland (PDX) you can definitely eat at the Burgerville restaurant, just make sure to tell them to tag your order with a gluten allergy.   Using Equal Eats Cards at International Airports   I absolutely love Equal Eats cards! They not only tell wait staff and chefs what you can and can’t eat in the foreign language of your choice, they also inform food preparation people about how your food needs to be handled. In addition, they are well-vetted and can be customized for food allergies, and sensitivities in addition to the details of Celiac disease, bringing an extra level of safety to traveling gluten free.   Podcast Resources   Journey with Travel Gluten Free when you get The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free which walks you through planning your next gluten-free travel adventure! Follow Travel Gluten-Free on Social Media via Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, or Instagram  Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*
23:53 4/13/23
Gluten Free European Bakeries with Matt from Gluten Free Street Gang
Travel Gluten-Free Podcast Season 08 Episode 28 Gluten Free European Bakeries with Matt from Gluten Free Street Gang   Join us in today’s Travel Gluten-free Podcast as Matt from the Gluten Free Street Gang and I chat about the favorite bakeries he’s visited throughout Europe! We talk about where you can find the best gluten free croissants, gluten free cake, and gluten free pastries around the world.   The Popularity of Gluten Free Bakeries There are many gluten-free bakeries in European countries that offer a variety of gluten-free baked goods such as bread, pastries, and desserts. Some of these bakeries may be dedicated exclusively to gluten-free products, while others may offer both gluten-free and gluten-containing options. It is worth noting that the availability and popularity of gluten-free products has increased significantly in recent years, so it is likely that there are many options for those following a gluten-free diet in these countries.  About Matt Bzedl   Matt grew up outside the US with expat parents and travel has been a constant of his life since he was a toddler. Matt has been on a gluten free diet since December 2013 and has IBS. While gluten isn’t the only culprit, gluten is his worst offender.  He started my meme account after getting an idea for a meme about Starbucks discontinuing their gluten free breakfast sandwich.    Matt has run the largest gluten free meme account on Instagram for a little over two years and is proud to both be a leader in our community as well as building connections with people from all over the world who find my his relatable.    The name of his account comes from a soccer team he was on when living in the US. Matt had a wild assortment of injuries and with the constant jokes about being in his mid-20s going on 80, the name "Retirement Home Street Gang" was born. The name Gluten Free Street Gang came about as an extension of that name.   He’s been to 27 countries (and lived in four countries if you count study abroad). His best travel story is when he was working in Belgium and took a sleeper train with some friends and woke up in a different country than his intended travel destination. Matt hopes to keep travel as a central content theme for his upcoming work. Resources Follow Matt on Instagram Join The Gluten Free Street Gang on Facebook Journey with Travel Gluten Free   The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free will walk you through planning and enjoying your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the BEST all-natural gluten-free travel cosmetics at Lemongrass Spa!  Find cool gluten-free swag at my gluten-free swag shop Follow Travel Gluten-Free on Social Media  Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram   *Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*
39:10 12/29/22
What is in Gluten-free Bread?
Travel Gluten-Free Podcast Season 08 Episode 27 What is in Gluten-free Bread?   The holiday season is upon us, and it’s that time of the year we will be doing lots of cooking for our family and friends, so we need to be extra careful to ensure our food is gluten-free. Join us in today’s Travel Gluten-free Podcast as we talk about what is in gluten-free bread as we also look in depth at gluten-free grains and non-grain gluten-free flour.   Gluten-free Versus Certified Gluten-free   In America, it takes up to six months to pull a product that doesn’t have the correct label off the shelf, so you want to be keen on any product labeled as gluten-free because it might have been processed in a facility that handles wheat. Find out why as a Celiac, you should always go for certified gluten-free products. I will also share the certifications that come with certified gluten-free foods.   Gluten-free Bread Ingredients   Listen in as I share the different non-grain gluten-free flour, usually made from root vegetables or nuts. Gluten-free grain flours are okay for Celiacs so long as they are produced in a facility that doesn’t handle gluten. Find out some amazing grain-based gluten-free flour to bake your bread.    Additional Ingredients for your Gluten-free Bread   Gluten-free bread tends to be a little drier because they lack gluten. I share the trick I use to make my gluten-free bread moist, plus other ingredients that will make your bread tastier and fluffier whether you are vegan or not. Also, find out why I picked  Simple Mills as one of my brand partners as I take you through some of my favorite ingredients from Simple Mills. Resources Check out Gluten-free Ingredients at Simple Mills Journey with Travel Gluten Free   The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free will walk you through planning and enjoying your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the BEST all-natural gluten-free travel cosmetics at Lemongrass Spa!  Find cool gluten-free swag at my gluten-free swag shop Follow Travel Gluten-Free on Social Media  Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram   *Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*
27:02 12/2/22
How to Find Gluten Free Restaurants with Ellen from the Celiac Scene
Travel Gluten-Free Podcast Season 08 Episode 26 How to Find Gluten Free Restaurants with Ellen from the Celiac Scene   Travel Gluten-free Podcast has a repeat guest today! We bring you this episode from the Canadian Brewhouse in Victoria, Canada. Ellen from The Celiac Scene joins us to discuss why Victoria, Canada, is a great gluten-free destination. Ellen founded The Celiac Scene, a website that is your premier resource for fabulous gluten-free living in Victoria, Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands.   Ellen’s Gluten-free Journey and the Founding of The Celiac Scene    Ellen shares how she discovered she was a Celiac in 2003 and later founded The Celiac Scene in 2008 after attending the Canadian Celiac Association conference. Ellen talks about growing The Celiac Scene, starting with covering gluten-free restaurants in Victoria, Canada, to the rest of the country.   No certification ensures a restaurant is Celiac-safe all the time. Ellen talks about how Celiacs can collaborate with restaurants to ensure their needs are met. Ellen also expounds on how The Celiac Scene vets restaurants before including them in their platform. Great Gluten-free Restaurants in Victoria Ellen takes us through some restaurants in Victoria, such as the Six Mile Pub and 900 Degrees Neopolitan Pizza, that cater to Celiacs and also shares their inspiring back stories of how they came to offer gluten-free food. Food trucks are becoming common in Victoria. Listen in as Ellen talks about Taco Revolution and other food trucks offering gluten-free food in the Victoria area.   Ellen shares some gluten-free bakeries, such as the Wild Poppy Bakery in Lady Smith and Bake My Day. We also talk about the Canadian Brewhouse, a 43-chain restaurant that has taken an exceptional step to offer gluten-free food and drinks. Connect with Ellen Find Ellen on Facebook and Instagram Check Out Ellen on the web. Journey with Travel Gluten Free The Guide to Traveling Gluten Free will walk you through planning and enjoying your next gluten-free travel adventure! Get the BEST all-natural gluten-free travel cosmetics at Lemongrass Spa!  Find cool gluten-free swag at my gluten-free swag shop Follow Travel Gluten-Free on Social Media  Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, Instagram   *Spread the love of Travel Gluten Free podcast and share this episode with a friend*
36:30 11/17/22