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Gluten Free Travel in Madrid and Spain – Sin Gluten

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GF Spain 1When thinking about traveling to Madrid, Barcelona and throughout Spain gluten free and allergy free, I immediately smile as I fondly remember exploring the food and culture across this country numerous times. Read more

Travel Planning for Gluten Free and Food Allergy Trips

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Airline - Girl at AirportPacking for trips when traveling gluten free due to celiac disease as well as with food allergies is continually discussed when I’m guest speaking at conferences. From my perspective, maintaining a 100% gluten free and dairy free diet for over 15 years has definitely changed the way that I pack for business trips and vacation. Read more

Gluten Free and Allergy Free Restaurants in Switzerland

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gluten free SwitzerlandI have traveled gluten free and with food allergies around Switzerland many, many times and even worked in Geneva for 6 weeks. Each time I am fascinated with the scenery, views and people. I would like to share some recommendations with you to help make your gluten free and food allergy travels easier when enjoying this beautiful country including language travel cards, food products, restaurants and hotels. Read more

Top 10 Tips for Safe Gluten Free and Allergy Free Travel

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Travel (3)On a global basis, it is estimated that 300-plus million individuals worldwide are now managing special dietary needs. According to global market research sponsored by GlutenFree Passport, over 85% of gluten free and allergy free individuals have two primary concerns when traveling: Read more

Gluten & Allergy Free Starter Kit

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“How do I start my gluten free life? I don’t even know where to begin!” After being asked this question more times than I can remember over the years, I am finally posting my suggestions to help even more people around the world. Read more

Love TSA-Pre – the Pre-Approved Traveler US Airport Program

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While going through security to fly out of Chicago O’Hare International Airport last week, I found myself thinking about how much I love the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Pre-Approved Traveler program. Read more

SmartGate for US CBP Travelers at Australian Customs

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Due to working with Australian-based clients, I had the opportunity to live in Sydney and Manly for 5 months. I just love the people, the country, the beaches, the food and the wine! Read more

Snorkeling and Gluten Free at Sharm El Sheikh

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After touring Egypt, I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Sharm El Sheikh with friends and go snorkeling in the Red Sea. This had been something on my bucket list ever since a friend from college had gone scuba diving there a few years ago and loved it! Read more

Sunrise and Gluten Free at Magical Machu Picchu Peru

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Machu Picchu in Peru has been a dream of mine ever since I was a little girl. Well, finally the timing was right and I was ready for my long awaited journey to the Land of the Incas! Read more

Gluten Free Wine Tasting in Martinborough New Zealand

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I started driWine Tasting in Martinboroughnking wine when I was living in France and discovered that I loved it! Needless to say, I have enjoyed wine tasting around the world with my friends ever since. When I was a guest speaker at the Gluten and Allergy Free Show in Sydney Australia, we tried some great wines from Martinborough New Zealand based on the recommendations of various sommeliers. Read more

Gluten Free, Wheat Free and Lactose Free Airline Meals

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Many airlines around the world cater to those who would like to eat or require special dietary meals such as gluten free or lactose free meals when traveling by air. You either need to contact the airline directly to order your special meal or have this preference included in your frequent flyer profile. Read more

Gluten Free Foods and Restaurant in Christchurch New Zealand

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After finishing a radio interview in Christchurch New Zealand about gluten free travels and the Let’s Eat Out! series, a friend and I wanted to celebrate and asked our hotel concierge for a restaurant recommendation. Luckily, we were able to get a reservation at Cook’n with Gas. Read more

Hold a Million at Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago

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$1 Million at Federal Reserve

Visit the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and hold a million dollars! Believe it or not, my first job out of college was a Federal Reserve Bank Examiner. When I would go into banks to audit their books, they were half expecting to see a bank examiner looking like the person in the Jimmy Stewart movie “It’s A Wonderful Life” which is one of my favorites. Read more

How Planes are Made at Boeing in Seattle

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Future of Flight Aviation CenterWhen I was working with clients out in Seattle, I decided to check out the Boeing Factory Tour because I obviously love to fly. Definitely one of my favorite tours, the Future of Flight Aviation Center conducts tours of the facility which produces the Boeing 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner airplanes! Read more

Gluten Free Meal Gadgets for Safe Travels

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Flight 001 Store Believe it or not, I enjoy exploring travel and luggage stores – probably because I love to travel and like to find the latest and greatest gadgets on the market. Read more

Gluten Free and Food Allergy Dining Language Cards

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I fell in love with languages back in high school when I studied French and Spanish. After that, while living in Italy, Brazil and Germany,  I also studied Italian, Portuguese and German. So being able to communicate in foreign languages is really important to me. Read more

US Global Entry Program for Airport Customs

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Us Customs Global EntryA couple years ago, while waiting in a long line to go through customs after arriving from London Heathrow at O’Hare International Airport, I glanced up at a neon sign. I read the simple statement, “No need to wait in line for US Customs: Apply at GlobalEntry.gov today!”.  Read more