I have been battling eczema my whole life. Not a year has gone by in my forty some odd years, that I can remember without having a flair up. To those on my journey, you know the routine. You know what you can wear and what you can’t. To not frighten the general public, we tend to cover up our breakouts. If you don’t know this journey, a) I
As I look back at 2018, I am humbled by how the year unfolded for Allergic Traveler.
To begin with, 2018 was Allergic Traveler’s best year to date. This is clearly because of you – my supporters, my food allergy friends, my food allergy parents and the food allergy community. We shipped more chef cards to more states and more countries than ever
Many get anxiety when it comes to food allergies and the holidays. While food allergies can be daunting when it comes to gatherings, they need not be. As a child, this Allergic Traveler always went to her grand parents for the holidays. Out of 18 years of holidays (Christmases, birthdays and Thanksgivings), I can only remember getting sick
This week we have a guest blogger, Michelle, who discusses hurricanes and allergies. Hurricane Florence has just passed. Many are still recuperating and trying to get their lives back in order. Were you prepared? Did you have your flashlights, extra water and milk? What about with regards to your food allergies? Did you have food allergy friendly
What does the FARE nomination mean to this Allergic Traveler? Well to begin with, what is the FARE nomination? It is best described in their own words; FARE’s mission statement is “to make the world safe for people with food allergies.” To be nominated for an award you need to fall into the following category, “you are an individual or an
This is the tale of a friend of mine watching my back while in survival mode in Vegas for 72 hours. Why am I calling this survival mode? Well to travel such a long distance in such a short time with food allergies, requires some planning in order to survive!
When a friend calls you up and asks you to go to Las Vegas for 72 hours, you naturally say
Recently I have witnessed a lot invested into the “fruits of our food allergy labor.” What I mean by this is how much is being devoted to the food allergy community. Research shows, according to Market Research Future, the global food allergy market is expected to grow at an approximate CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 6.6% until 2023.*
Do you know what Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (PI) is? I had no idea until I had the privileged of meeting Lauren Dunlap. Lauren and I met at the Gluten Free and Allergy Free Wellness Event in Charlotte. She gave me an education into PI. I wanted to share this with
You may ask why I blog? Why does Allergic Traveler have a need to blog? Well a lot of it is for selfish reasons! I am always looking for products that I can pack for my travels. Spending a lot of time sightseeing, means that I don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of time eating or at the grocery store when I am away. Blogging has also given
For this year’s summer travel, we headed west, western North Carolina that is. One of this Allergic Traveler’s mantras is to visit a new place every year. It does not matter if it is 25 miles away or 25000 miles away. I believe we can always learn and appreciate new things when we venture outside of our cocoon. We try to venture to unfamiliar
There is something to be said to hanging with food allergy peers. There is a level of comfort, there is a level of trust and of respect. After all we are all fighting the same battle, in our own way. Every morning we wake up and know that we need to be extra diligent when it comes to eating. Its not like a diet, when you can have a cheat day. This
Did you know that Greensboro, NC has a Passport office? Why is this a big deal? Well, to be honest I did not know why until I met with Jeff Thigpen, Register of Deeds with Guilford County. He is the man with the vision behind opening the passport office in downtown Greensboro, NC. Allow me to back up a