What a windy day we had in Baltimore! Although the winds were strong, the crowd came out in large numbers. Once again, Allergic Traveler was honored to be part of such an event. We met all kinds of people who had great questions. I wanted to share these with you.
- Any recommendations on where to travel when you have allergies? My answer to this depends on the age of the person with the allergies. If it’s a young child, I highly recommend Disney. My Magic Journeys is a great source for Disney Trips. Disney fully understands allergies. If it were an older child, I would recommend camping, as they can get involved with the cooking process and be proud of their meal.
- How do other countries handle/treat allergies? Again my answer is “it depends.” When I was in Japan, I had a horrible time with my shellfish allergy. When I was in Italy, they were very accommodating even though I am allergic to eggs (pasta) and nuts (Nutella).I would say, know the culture and research their menus before heading on a big trip.
- Do you have any tips for those traveling with allergies?
- Always have your Epi-pen and medication
- Always bring your Allergic Traveler cards, both wallet size and luggage tag
- Never forget food
- Whenever possible call ahead to warn them of your allergies (airlines, hotels, etc..)
Have any questions? Have any suggestions? Please share them with us.
Author: Tarah Jakubiak
After working for 20 years in the corporate world, Tarah Jakubiak founded Allergic Traveler. Jakubiak, president of Allergic Traveler has traveled the world since the age of two. She has been to 24 countries and 26 states. Jakubiak has been to all inclusives, gone on cruises, gone camping; backpacking through Europe, gone to the big cities, and little hidden gems. She has multiple food allergies but it does not stop her from seeing the world. Jakubiak is allergic to eggs, nuts, mushroom, soy, garlic, corn, sesame, potatoes, celery, shellfish, chicken, pork, peanuts, and many fruits. She is originally from Montreal, Quebec and now lives in Greensboro, NC with her husband.