Travelling with kids is easy, said no parent ever. Add allergies to the mix, and well, you might just need a vacation from your vacation. As much as the hubby and I had a blast during our recent trip to Portugal, it certainly wasn't the relaxing, stress-free trip we used to enjoy pre-kiddo. If you're … Continue reading Travelling with Food Allergies: 14 Lessons Learned During Our Portugal Trip
One of the big reasons my husband and I decided we were ready to head off to Ireland for a year -- despite multiple food allergies!! -- was the labelling here. Having an allergy outside of the top 10 (now top 14) is not easy, but we found that challenge a little more do-able due … Continue reading Dear Ireland, your “May Contain Nuts” warnings are driving me nutty
Planning a trip to New York? Have food allergies? Then read on... When you have a kid with food allergies, planning a trip can be stressful enough, but the thought of travelling with someone outside of your 'allergy bubble' is downright anxiety-provoking. Travelling with another allergy mama, however, is the best. You never have to … Continue reading Foodie Trip to NYC: 9 Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Reviews
The first time we brought our little guy to Ireland he was only 5 months old. At that time, the (Irish) hubby and I had dreams of going back to Ireland every year so that our son could bond with his overseas family. We also talked about spending a year there before the kiddo started … Continue reading AllergyBites goes to Dublin, Ireland!
Joey DiGangi is a recent graduate who's had severe food allergies his entire life. For the past 2 years, he's been working alongside students, faculty, and alumni to invent a technology that will help make a difference for those living with food allergies. Currently, Joey is living and working in Taiwan. AllergyBites: What foods are … Continue reading Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Joey DiGangi (AssureTech)
Research librarian Danielle Barry has been allergic to peanuts for as long as she can remember. When she was still in her teens, she outgrew a kiwi allergy. And in recent years, she's added soy, peas, chickpeas and lentils to her list. Still, this travel lover certainly doesn't let her allergies stop her from doing … Continue reading Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Danielle Barry (Top 10 Challenge)
AllergyBites: Tell us a little about yourself. Kyle Dine: I’ve had my allergies since I was about two years old and have gone on a real allergy roller coaster. When I was young, my parents did a great job at keeping me safe. As a teenager, I let my guard down and took many risks … Continue reading Profile of a Food-Allergic Kid: Kyle Dine
Since writing this post on triple checking your travel insurance, my view on asking your insurer a million and one questions has not changed. I used to work for a travel insurance company, so I'm well aware of how easy it is for travellers with pre-existing conditions to believe they are covered—when, in fact, they are … Continue reading Food allergies may be a “pre-existing condition.” But that doesn’t mean you can’t find the right travel insurance.
Planning a trip? Treat food allergies the way you would a pre-existing condition—because they are one. Read this post for an amazing update. When it comes to buying a new food for your food-allergic little one, you always triple check the ingredient list, right? Well, if you're planning a family trip, I highly recommend you … Continue reading Travelling with food allergies? Triple check your travel insurance.