12 Suggestions that Make Gluten-Free Journey Straightforward

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12 tips that make gluten-free travel easy // www.downshiftology.com

12 tips that make gluten-free travel easy // www.downshiftology.com

With the vacations proper across the nook, I assumed it was excellent timing to share with you a couple of gluten-free journey suggestions. A lot of you can be leaping on planes and flying lengthy distances to see family members. Or driving and sitting in most likely method an excessive amount of site visitors. Nicely, this yr, I’ve bought it simple. I’m simply driving an hour and half south to Orange County as we’re doing Thanksgiving at my brother’s. However do not forget that two years in the past I traveled to Sydney for the vacations. A barely longer journey.

So at this time, I’m sharing 12 suggestions that make gluten-free journey simple. In different phrases, a couple of issues I’ve realized after trotting around the globe fairly a bit. And whether or not your journey plans embrace the upcoming holidays or an thrilling, wanderlusting journey sooner or later, these gluten-free journey suggestions will assist to make sure your journey goes off and not using a hitch and that you just stay wholesome, pleased and comfortable.

12 Suggestions That Make Gluten-Free Journey Straightforward

1. Plan your transit meals

When you’ve been following me for some time, that my consuming type is actual, wholesome and healthful. So plan forward and consider what meals will hold your tummy glad (often a mixture of wholesome carbs, protein and fats) and pack them in a tupperware-like container. A few of my favourite meals embrace home made salads (kale salads maintain up the most effective), wraps on gluten-free tortillas and uncooked zucchini noodle dishes. You’ll be able to pack these in a small, packable cooler. When you’re flying, simply keep in mind to pack any liquids (together with salad dressings) in a TSA-approved 3.4oz or much less container.

2. Pack a wide range of snacks

Entire fruits comparable to apples, bananas and oranges journey amazingly properly. And home made muesli or path combine can positively fulfill tummy rumbles. Whereas I’m not usually a fan of packaged gluten-free meals, I do have a couple of handy, gluten-free travel snacks that I like to recommend and attain for again and again. They’re my faves.

3. E book a gluten-free meal with the airline

I’ll be the primary to confess that airplane meals leaves a lot to be desired, however if you’re 30,000 toes within the air, it’s all the time sensible to have a back-up plan. So all the time order the gluten-free airline meal. When you’re flying internationally, dietary-specific meals often should be ordered 48 hours prematurely, which you are able to do on the airline web site. You don’t should eat it this meal, however planning forward is vital.

4. Order gluten-free eating translation playing cards

When you’re touring abroad, translation cards talk to your restaurant server, of their native language, your particular dietary necessities. Translation playing cards can additionally deal with a number of meals allergy symptoms and intolerances, along with gluten. These are far extra affective than hand gestures which result in miscommunication and confusion.

12 tips that make gluten-free travel easy // www.downshiftology.com

12 tips that make gluten-free travel easy // www.downshiftology.com

5. Communicate in restaurant language

It’s simple to get comfortably saying issues like “I’m celiac” or “I’m gluten-free” – however these phrases might not work as properly abroad or in a international language. So it’s greatest to be clear and concise on the substances you possibly can’t eat. Say issues like, “I’m allergic to gluten, which incorporates wheat, barley and rye. Are any of these substances utilized in my meal?” You’ll have much better success with this method.

6. Keep on with naturally gluten-free meals

At any time when I hear disagreeable tales from individuals who’ve had issues touring gluten-free, it’s often as a result of they’ve ordered issues like gluten-free pizza or gluten-free pasta. Meals which have a excessive probability of cross-contamination or let’s be sincere, are liable to kitchen error. So I all the time persist with naturally gluten-free meals, like vegetable salads, poached salmon or rotisserie hen. Not solely is it safer, it’s more healthy.

7. Pack natural teas

Natural teas are mom nature’s medication chest and may also help with a wide range of illnesses whereas touring. To assist with digestion, upset abdomen or movement illness, attain for ginger tea. To assist increase your immune system, help digestion and cut back irritation, attain for peppermint tea. And that can assist you sleep (all the time key when touring), cut back nervousness and increase your immune system, attain for chamomile tea. What do I do? Pack a couple of of every, in fact.

8. Double verify customs restrictions

When you’re crossing via nation borders (whether or not by automotive or airplane), keep in mind to double verify customs restrictions relating to the entry of meals. Some nations, like my motherland New Zealand, have extra stringent necessities. And it’s by no means enjoyable tossing out heaps of scrumptious, home made gluten-free meals that you just’ve packed.

9. Request a microwave and/or mini-fridge

When you’re staying in a lodge, you could possibly have a microwave and/or mini fridge positioned in your room, resulting from medical necessity. Name the lodge earlier than your arrive, notify them of your meals sensitivities and politely ask if any particular preparations will be made.

10. E book lodging with a kitchen

I’m an enormous fan of gastrotourism and consuming native when touring, however it’s all the time good to remain in a spot that has a kitchen, like my condominium in Lisbon. Moreover, in the event you ebook an condominium, you should buy meals on the native farmer’s market and whip up a scrumptious meal impressed by distinctive flavors at your vacation spot.

11. Journey extra slowly

The extra I journey, the extra I respect sluggish journey. As an alternative of visiting 5 cities (and cramming all of it in), I’ll now go to two and actually get to know every place. It’s prioritizing depth over breadth and belief me, your probabilities of getting glutened are decreased occur if you’re calm, relaxed and also you’ve develop into acquainted with a location and delicacies.

12. Keep in mind to breathe

Your worst nightmares hardly ever come true, so in the event you’ve bought “what if’s” floating via your mind, take a deep breath and push these apart. The enjoyment, journey, laughs and once-in-a-lifetime recollections from journey are price navigating doubtlessly unsure terrain. Simply hold a optimistic “can do” angle and also you’ll have a blast.

For extra gluten-free journey suggestions, recommendation, travel-friendly recipes and wanderlust inspiration, be certain that to take a look at my book Roaming Free. I’ve additionally written gluten-free metropolis guides for Lisbon and Bali….with extra to gluten-free journey guides coming quickly. Make sure that to subscribe so that you’ll be notified when new guides are launched.


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