6 Tips to Prepare for Traveling with Food Allergies

By | 2018-02-24T22:21:12+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Food Education, Travel|

One of the best things about traveling is the good food! It doesn’t matter if you’re going to a big city with lots of food options or camping where you bring your own--you do have to do some pre-trip food planning. Here our my top tips for planning ahead and traveling with a food allergy. Determine where you are staying and if there will there be a kitchen, a fridge, or appliances. If it doesn’t have any of these things, [...]

Candouni: An Experience in Fine Greek Dining

By | 2017-05-12T13:32:40+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Mary Lee Community, Table Conversation, Travel|Tags: , , |

Recently, my husband Ian and I traveled to Istanbul and Greece. To say it was incredible is an understatement. Awe-inspiring history, intriguing culture, spectacular views, and of course, mouth-watering dishes made this an unforgettable trip. When we travel, we like to immerse ourselves in as much of the culture as possible, and the best way we have found to really know a place is to eat their food. For our entire trip, we ate no American food, and it was [...]

Traveling? 5 Helpful Hints

By | 2018-03-30T08:45:52+00:00 November 26th, 2013|Categories: Blog, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Traveling is so hard when you have food allergies. My best friend from childhood got married in New York City about five months after I was diagnosed with food allergies, and I didn’t want to be a burden to people, so I didn’t really tell folks about my allergies and food regulations. I prepared my own snacks in advance (granola, salad, fruit, etc.) thinking that I could find food somewhere and on my own time. But my pre-prepared food was [...]

Traveling with Food Allergies

By | 2018-03-30T08:29:07+00:00 July 31st, 2013|Categories: Blog, Travel|Tags: , , , |

My husband and I got back from his annual youth group mission trip the other night. This year, the group went to Oregon to help restore a community. The drive up and back were the parts of the trip I got to go on. It was hard to stop anywhere that had food for me. I knew I would have to prepare food to take with me, which I always do before a trip. This time I especially knew it [...]