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Amsterdam: Gluten-Free Friendly

Amsterdam. The name of the city conjures up the taboo of The Red Light District, the infamous coffee shops, windmills, bicycles, tulips, and wooden clogs. For those of us traveling with gluten-sensitivity or celiac disease? This city name, or any other, conjures up thoughts of the unfamiliar and feelings of anxiety... Read More

Barcelona

A Mediterranean port city tucked among the hills of Spain’s northeastern coastline, Barcelona’s corridors of winding streets speak to more than a millennium of history. Yet, with a lively culinary and bar scene, and displays of modern fashion and politically charged graffiti, the Catalonian capital’s charm comes from the vibrance of constantly juxtaposing the old and new... Read More

Birmingham: Finding America’s Sweet Home in Alabama

If you live outside the American southeast, you probably don’t come across many people from Birmingham. It’s the largest city in Alabama, but with a population of just over a million people, it doesn’t rank among the nation’s major metropolises. You can probably sing along with Lynyrd Skynyrd when “Sweet Home Alabama” comes on the radio... Read More

Burgundy France

My husband and I don’t plan traditional vacations to go museum hopping or take guided tours to learn about the history of an area. Instead, for us there is usually only one major criteria when planning our holiday destination: what will we have to eat? Being true foodies, the thrill of culinary delight is often what draws us to a location... Read More

Destinations that Raise the Bar for Gluten-Free Travelers Part One

I’ve written in the past about the many choices we gluten-free travelers now have when it comes to picking a travel destination. In fact, no matter where your heart longs to take you, chances are you’ll be able to find safe gluten-free options for meals whether you cook in, dine out, or take most of your meals at your hotel or resort... Read More

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Four score and seven years ago… none of us knew what gluten was. But I’m happy to say that the battlefield town where President Lincoln delivered the famous address beginning with those words is a gluten-free-friendly place to visit... Read More

Gluten Free on the Sea

How Cruising is Fast Becoming One of the Best Options for Gluten-Free Travelers Between around-the-clock gourmet meals and midnight buffets, cruises have a way of revolving around food (at least when you’re not off enjoying one of the fabulous ports of call). But for gluten-free travelers, cruising is uncharted territory that requires navigating dangerous waters…at least until recently... Read More

Gluten-Free at Summer Camp

Canoeing on a serene lake…letting your mind wander on a nature hike…eating s’mores around the campfire…singing silly songs and practicing skits…making new friends…sleeping under the stars. Perhaps these are a few things you might remember from a childhood camp experience. And maybe you’ve dreamed of helping to create these same memories for your own son or daughter... Read More

Gluten-Free from Sea to Sky

A journey to Whistler, British Columbia—by way of Seattle and Vancouver Our family loves skiing, but with our kids’ spring break often falling in mid to late April, it’s often too late for a spring ski trip. Last year, however, we lucked out, as our county’s spring break fell in late March... Read More

La Gruyère, Switzerland

If I were to recommend any region of Switzerland to visit, it would be La Gruyère in the canton of Fribourg in the French- speaking Suisse-Romande. The charming historic village of Gruyères-Ville and the surrounding area are not only famous for its namesake – Gruyère cheese – but also a number of sights to see as well as naturally gluten-free delights... Read More

Le Marche de Noel

Living abroad is an exhilarating adventure. Since moving to Switzerland, I have had the opportunity to learn a new language, experience a new culture, taste and cook new recipes, and of course make new friends.However, as wonderfully exciting as all of it has been, the holiday season always presents a challenge... Read More

London: Traveling Gluten-Free

Planning a trip abroad with food sensitivities can be quite the undertaking. Each year, my boyfriend and I try to take a trip overseas. We love exploring new cities and admiring the dazzling sights that make each place special and unique. But most of all, we enjoy discovering new cuisines that delight our taste buds. This year, however, it was different... Read More

Margaret River, Australia

I ’ve been visiting Margaret River since before I was born. The surf town, a three hour drive south of Perth in Western Australia, has changed a lot since my father purchased a block of land in the late 70’s. Since then the wine industry in the South West has boomed and Perth families want a beach getaway where they can enjoy a good bite to eat and drop to drink... Read More

Napa, California

There are a lot of reasons to love Napa, California: the stunning vistas, the glorious California weather, the relaxed atmosphere, world class dining (yes, even gluten-free), and of course the wine... Read More

Planes, Trains, or Automobiles: How to Successfully Manage a Gluten-Free Diet on the Road

Summer is fast approaching and chances are, your plans include some type of travel— whether it’s visiting friends or family or taking a full-fledged vacation. Travel can admittedly be one of the most challenging aspects of the gluten-free diet. But this, too, is manageable and has become quite a bit easier as awareness of celiac disease has improved... Read More

Rancho La Puerta: Nourishing Body, Mind & Spirit at the World’s First Destination Spa & Fitness Ranch

Crisp mountain air fills up my lungs as I breathe heavily in the light of the early morning. As I make my final ascent to the summit of the rocky mountain, my legs burn in the best possible way. I follow the narrow path around prickly shrubs and boulders, striving to pick up my pace as I approach the summit. A few more labored steps and I’m there... Read More

Southern California: So Many Great Places to Dine Gluten-Free!

I‘m lucky enough to have family in Southern California, so every 12-18 months our family has been visiting this beautiful part of the country. Each time we do a little something different  … and each time we try new restaurants (while also feeling the pull back to some of our old favorites)... Read More

Take a Vacation from Worry

Advice for Safe Gluten-Free Travel These days, I’d be hard-pressed to think of somewhere that wouldn’t be possible to travel while following a gluten-free diet... Read More

Venice, A Feast for the Eyes

The historic merchant city may be famous for serenading gondoliers meandering through labyrinthian canals, elaborately costumed Carnevale, and seasonal flooding during the acqua alta, but there is so much more that comprises the essence of this floating city... Read More

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