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College: 3 Tips to Food Allergy Survival

College: 3 Tips to Food Allergy Survival

The college experience. Every 17 year-old’s dream. Every parent’s nightmare. Whenever I travel – wherever I travel – I am always asked a combination of the same questions. Do you use those red plastic cups at parties? Do frat houses really exist? Are the parties […]

From The Allergic Traveller to Us

From The Allergic Traveller to Us

When Danielle Barry was 12, she knew of only one life goal: to one day live in Finland. But to get to the part where she actually made the move at age 19, we need to go back in time. At 2 years-old, she was […]

A Doctor’s Note on Food Allergies

A Doctor’s Note on Food Allergies

Like many of us with food allergies, I have gone from doctor to doctor looking for the right fit. I am happy to say that a few years ago I did. And even though Dr. Marc Meth’s offices were (and still are) about an hour […]

Tell & Kiss

Tell & Kiss

For any kid, talking about kissing is uncomfortable. For any parent, I’m sure it’s just as uncomfortable. But for a kid with food allergies, talking about kissing can, unfortunately, be do or die. And while these are some strong words that I never thought I […]

200 Allergies & Counting

200 Allergies & Counting

Have you ever met someone and thought yourself, “Yes. Just Yes”? Because I just did. The Allergy Chef. You might have heard of or seen her. She has nearly 21,000 Instagram followers and is currently touring the country with The Food Allergy Awareness Exhibition. And. […]

Nutrition and Dietetics While Traveling

Nutrition and Dietetics While Traveling

As I already admitted, I don’t know what I’m doing or where exactly I’m traveling to next month. That means that I don’t know where I’m sleeping or if I will have access to kitchens to prepare my own food. And as I was thinking […]

Do You Know What You’re Doing? Me Neither.

Do You Know What You’re Doing? Me Neither.

I’m planning my first backpacking trip and I don’t know what I’m doing. There, I said it. Let’s just start off by saying that I use the word planning very loosely. I know I want to go to Mexico, Guatemala, and Cuba, but I don’t […]

What’s an Allergy Card? This is.

What’s an Allergy Card? This is.

There are a few ways to alleviate some of the travel concern both for the allergic traveler and for the allergic traveler’s parents. In my opinion, the easiest way to minimize that concern is by using allergy cards. What’s an allergy card? Great question, astute […]

The Importance of Insurance – a Face Wash Emergency

The Importance of Insurance – a Face Wash Emergency

Like most teenage boys, I have acne. The only difference is that I’m a woman in my mid-twenties with zero changes happening in my voice. I do, however, get acne. Yay for those of you that relate! So in an attempt to well… fix it… […]

Hiking in Israel: Banias Nature Reserve

Hiking in Israel: Banias Nature Reserve

There are a million beautiful hikes in Israel. From Ein Gedi and Nahal David, to Masada, to the Yehudiya Nature Reserve, and then all the way north to Banias… the hiking options are endless. And while not everyone is a hiker (myself included at times), […]