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5 Tips: How to Bring Food With You Anywhere You Go

5 Tips: How to Bring Food With You Anywhere You Go

There are a few times in my life when I’ve gone somewhere thinking there would be food for me to eat and by the end of the night I’m left hungry, sad, and feeling alone. And it’s silly because this is something that can be […]

11 Considerations When Going Out to Eat in a Foreign Country

11 Considerations When Going Out to Eat in a Foreign Country

Going out to eat in a foreign country is, to someone with food allergies, akin to walking a tightrope. When learning to tightrope, performers begin with the fundamentals – keeping their weight centered, maintaining balance over their feet, and moving in a fluid motion with […]

Hoi An, Vietnam: A Scary Wakeup Call for Traveling with Food Allergies

Hoi An, Vietnam: A Scary Wakeup Call for Traveling with Food Allergies

I pride myself as someone who tries to set a good example for others. But how much of an example can I really be when disaster strikes and I have to use my EpiPen while traveling? I hope this is story of my experience in […]

Leh Ladakh – A Must in Your India Itinerary

Leh Ladakh – A Must in Your India Itinerary

Spending massive amounts of time in India is easy. The country itself is huge and each region is unique. But if you can only visit one region, I would insist on visiting Ladakh. Ladakh is in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir in the north. […]

How I Managed Eating Out in India

How I Managed Eating Out in India

Traveling India with my food allergies has been pretty easy – because I brought so much food along. If I hadn’t, I honestly don’t know how I would’ve gotten by. And because eating out of my duffel can be monotonous at times (as you can […]

How I Traveled to India – Despite my Food Allergies

How I Traveled to India – Despite my Food Allergies

India has been number 1 on my travel hit list for years, but somehow I’ve always managed to put it off. Well, the putting it off has come to an end; I am sitting in a guest house writing this for you from – you […]

Must-Have Granola Bar

Must-Have Granola Bar

I have a few foods I absolutely love. Pizza and bean and cheese burritos take the top of the list, and pretty much any food allergy friendly granola bar that don’t resemble bird food is close behind. And I finally found one that I absolutely […]

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 […]

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 […]