Monday, June 20, 2011

traveling gluten free

I'm really trying to prepare myself for our honeymoon in August. I've been mostly gluten free since September 2010, and have been totally* gluten free for about 1 month.

* In May I started getting severe allergic reactions every time I had anything with even a little bit of gluten in it. It wasn't too difficult to pinpoint that it was gluten, but the side effects I experienced while consuming gluten were enough to keep me from it forever! My nutritionist explained that while it's rare, people do experience an overnight severe reaction to foods sometimes. Apparently I'm lucky!

So, with that said, I'm really trying to prepare myself! We will be going to Germany, Belgium, and France. From what I've read, it's not difficult to find gluten free food in Germany...the beer is what I'm worried about considering we have a brewery tour lined up! :(

Anyone with celiac disease travel (or live) in these areas that might have tips for me? I'd be forever grateful!

We will be road tripping and I am obsessed with photography, so if you have any detours or little towns we need to visit, I'd love to hear about it! Specifically, the cities we plan to to/through/from are:
  • Munich
  • Stuttgart
  • Strasbourg
  • Reims
  • Bastogne
  • Liege
  • Nurburg
  • Frankfurt

I've started a "travel" page and will update my findings there!

Thanks in advance!


3 comments:

  1. Hi Jen,

    We have a few German gluten free suggestions on our site for some of the places that you are visiting so maybe check them out?
    http://www.travelglutenfree.co.uk/Europe/Germany/Restaurants.php
    Hope that helps,
    Mike

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  2. Thanks so much, Mike! Huge help for sure!

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  3. Good luck on your travels. I went G-free in April and just went on my first trip last weekend. It was a little tough, but not too bad. I'd suggest finding a grocery store to pick up some GF snacks to have on hand just in case.

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