I had the pleasure recently of joining the gals of Good Things Utah in discussing travel while living gluten-free. I discussed the main topics regarding traveling gluten-free, including being prepared, making reservations ahead of time and using great apps like Find Me Gluten Free & CanIEatHere.com. I have discussed this topic in full detail in multiple places including in this blog post and TV segment we did for 3TV as well as HERE on the 6 Pack Fitness blog. We absolutely love these bags and truly can’t imagine traveling without them. I use them as my everyday purse and diaper bag as well as for trips and hiking adventures.
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This segment I featured the NEW navy blue Renee tote from 6 Pack Bags (larger blue bag filled with goodies), the red Expedition 300 backpack and the blue Vixen purse (small blue bag). I shared some of my favorite snack foods for travel including Enjoy Life Foods plentils, cookies, no nuts seed mix and NEW baking mixes that are perfect for once you arrive or making ahead of time. I also shared KIND Snacks new popped bars and my favorite traditional bars, caramel sea salt & chocolate cherry cashew. Some other products featured were Glutino bread, pretzels & animal crackers, Simple Mills chocolate chip cookie mix (great for making ahead of time to enjoy grain-free treats), Bakery on Main blueberry scone instant oatmeal, Crofters jam, Justins hazelnut butter, Kahns Kitchen grain-free granola, Made in Nature dried pineapple, Bob’s Red Mill muesli, Pamela’s awesome graham crackers both sheet and minis, Beanitos chips, Quest protein powder, Justin’s NEW pretzels and almond butter snack and Matt’s Munchies fruit snacks. I also always have a bottle of Real Salt with me wherever I go so had to bring that. These are just some of my all time favorite gluten-free travel foods in addition to fresh fruits and veggies, jerky and kombucha. Thanks so much to Michelle Money for her sweet shout out to my sister who was in labor at the time and watching the segment in her hospital room (she is her biggest fan ;). It totally made her day!
Gluten-free travel can feel overwhelming. I understand, it stinks to get glutened especially when you are on vacation. Below is our segment on 3TV we did discussing gluten-free travel. I’ve also broken it down into some easy to read tips to remember. Remember, you can make vacations a wonderful experience. It may just take a bit of extra planning.
Be prepared: Always be prepared with snacks and meals. I LOVE my Six Pack Bags (Renee is in red below and the Innovator 300 is light blue. The bright blue is the Vixen bag.) and highly recommend them. Really though, any bag or cooler will work. Bring bars that are easy to toss in a purse as well as some things like gluten-free bread and maybe ice cream cones that you may not be able to find in your destination. You can even take oats that can easily be made in your hotel room using hot water from the coffee pot. If you are prone to tummy troubles, be sure you have your Redmond Clay or activated charcoal with you as well. Always drink lots of water and when in doubt, don’t eat something you don’t know what it contains.
Search apps and sites: There are so many great apps out there to make your travel easier. Find Me Gluten Free and Can I Eat Here? are great! The Gluten Free Travel site can help in many ways from planning to being in your destination.
Seek out local gluten-free bloggers: I love trying to find local bloggers in places I will be traveling. They often know the “secret gems” of local gluten-free dining. In addition, you could make a great new gfree friend!
Call ahead & make reservations: When we went to Disneyworld we had to do this SIX MONTHS before our trip. Yep, that’s right, some places book that far out and Disneyworld restaurants are some of them. I highly recommend researching where you would like to eat then getting a reservation asap.
Gluten-free travel can be a wonderful experience. Just remember to plan ahead and do your research. Safe travels to all of you this year! Do you have any tips for traveling gluten-free? I’d love to hear them in the comments below!
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