Category: General Travel Tips

Eating gluten free in the United States.

I’ve traveled around the world and around the United States and I’ve found that some places are just more GF-friendly than other places. That’s not to say those of us with dietary issues can’t enjoy visiting any destination with a little preparation, but on the other hand, it’s pretty nice to roll into a new city and find it full of delicious foods that we can eat. I’ve compiled the following list of GF-friendly and not so friendly cities in the United States based on my own experiences as well as the experiences of others I know who have traveled to or lived in these places. I’m not going to include the world at large in this post as it would be the longest blog post ever, and I can’t comment on places I haven’t been to, but rest assured I’ll be adding additional information on destinations around the world as I research/travel to those areas.

It Might be Time for a Staycation…

We can’t all travel all the time. I wish we could! However, that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun lives full of new and exciting experiences, relaxing getaways, and fun filled weekends. I tend to lean heavily on the staycation as a means to get me through the boring parts of life between “real” travel experiences.

Career Options for Digital Nomads.

So…you want to be a digital nomad? There is no time like the present to start taking steps towards achieving your dreams!

If you’re sitting here scratching your head and saying, digital whaaaaat?, a digital nomad is a person who has taken their careers completely online so they can work from anywhere in the world, as long as there is an internet connection.

Ok, so maybe that beautiful beach in the photo above isn’t likely to have an internet connection (in fact, I know it doesn’t, because I took that photo in Australia and it was a pretty remote place that involved a drive down a long dirt road to get to).

Still, if you have an internet connection and the right career, you can travel without having to quit your job. Pretty cool, right?

Don’t let dietary issues stop you from traveling!

There is a percentage of the population who, like myself, suffer from some sort of dietary issue. For me, it’s an unfortunate celiac diagnosis that leaves me unable to eat gluten without becoming ill. For others, it might be a dairy or shellfish allergy, an intolerance to soy, or a myriad of other issues. Other people who might experience issues are vegans and vegetarians or others on special diets. As a result of special dietary needs, traveling can sometimes be problematic since it involves venturing out into the unknown where your trusted food sources aren’t readily available and you may not be privy to where your best dining options might be.

Making a Layover Suck Less

Let’s face it: layovers suck. Who wants to spend hours upon hours sitting in an uncomfortable chair in an airport terminal, listening to announcements over the loud speaker, babies crying, and people coughing? Certainly not me. As a traveler, however, layovers are a fact of life. I’m a big fan of flying nonstop whenever possible. Sometimes, however, there are times when a layover is inevitable due to available routes, or direct flights being more expensive.