“Here ya go,” said Dez. In my hands I found a green binder filled with pictures and descriptions of poisonous spiders and snakes to watch out for on our weekend excursion into the Australian rainforest. Being the “safety first” type of girl, I started memorizing the names and pictures in […]
Taken from my travel journal: Sunday, June 17, 2007, Australia I was almost turned away at the gate from my flight leaving Melbourne to go to Darwin because I mentioned my nut allergy. The ignorance and lack of empathy still freezes me into a state of shock sometimes and in […]
“What is this?” I questioned as I was handed a cup of liquid. It was my first year living in Italy and I was with a group of Italian friends one evening in late spring. One of them had just gone into the bar to get a bottle of wine […]
Here are some of the top risks that I avoid taking for safer travel when flying with food allergies.
There are parts of my life with food allergies that are non-negotiable. They stemmed from childhood and have continued into adulthood. I realize that not everyone has been walking this journey their entire lives, so I want to share with you the situations and behaviors that to me are too […]
I talk about using a chef card with food allergies all the time. I know. However, there is a reason. It is literally THE best tool I have ever decided to use.