Traveling with Food Allergies

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Posted in General Travel Information, on 22 December 2017, by , 0 Comments

When you’re a frequent flyer who is on a diet because you are allergic to certain foods, it can be difficult dining out while away from home. It may be a bit of a challenge, but it’s not impossible to find the foods you can eat starting in the airport, on the airplane, and at your destination.

Researching Your Options

The good thing is that most restaurants, and nearly all commercially available food products now label their foods to alert diners of the ingredients. People who are allergic to nuts or wheat, for instance, should be able to see at a glance whether or not the foods they buy in a store contain ingredients to which they are allergic.

If you travel with a smartphone (and who doesn’t these days?), there are plenty of apps both free and paid that typically list restaurants and the nutritional details of their most popular dishes.

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Posted in Travel, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, on 24 October 2014, by , 0 Comments

Food Allergies | Ingenious TravelThere is nothing that can ruin a great trip more than a nasty food allergy attack. You will end up holed up in your hotel room waiting for the symptoms to subside and all the while wasting precious time watching old reruns on TV or, worse, in self-pity. To avoid this unwanted experience, you cannot be too careful in what you munch while you are out there enjoying the sights. So, here are a few tips you might want to consider to keep healthy when traveling with food allergies.

If you are going in a place that does not speak your language, you want to learn the exact translation of your food allergens in the local lingo. If articulation is a problem, write it down and just learn to speak the local term for “no” and “allergy”. When you are in a restaurant ordering your meal, just show them the word and say no because you are allergic to them. Your waiter will usually get your drift but if you think he is having trouble understanding, request to speak with someone who can understand you.

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