By Laura (The Gluten Free Traveller)
As the newest gluten-free blogger here at Triumph Dining, you’re going to be seeing a lot more of me so I thought I’d introduce myself properly and share a little bit of my story.
I was diagnosed with celiac disease in August 2009. I’m a Scottish lass but I’m currently living in the US. This puts me in an interesting position, seeing what’s it’s like to be gluten-free on both sides of the pond.
Staying safely gluten-free can be difficult enough when you’re at home in your crumb free kitchen never mind when you’re traveling somewhere new. Each country has their own, unique gluten-free labeling laws, different gluten free products and varying levels of awareness of celiac disease and gluten free living.
I’ve done quite a bit of traveling in my 29 years on this planet and for the last three years my travels have been 100% gluten-free. I started glutenfreetraveller.com almost immediately after being diagnosed to help and encourage fellow celiacs to explore the world without gluten. Gluten-Free Traveller features reviews of restaurants and products around the world, tips on how to make gluten-free travel a fun and stress-free experience, simple recipes and fun lifestyle articles.
Travelling is of course more challenging when you’re gluten-free. We have to do our research, be prepared for every trip and be a lot more cautious but I get really excited when I come across gluten-free products and restaurants in the most random of locations. It happens way more often than you would think!
As a gluten-free traveller, when I decide to go somewhere new, I’m always on the lookout for tips on where to eat safely and how to help make my trip as stress-free as possible. If I can help to make your gluten-free travels a little less stressful and a little more delicious then I’ve achieved what I set out to do.