The beach seems fitting as we spent a lot of 2013 there.

The beach – where we spent a lot of 2013

2013 was a great year for Allergic Traveler and it is all because of you! We had many milestones in our 3rd  year of business. We are so proud of all of them, we cannot pick a favorite.



Here is a recap:

  •       Featured in the Living Without magazine in their travel section. If you missed it, click here
  •       Sponsored a children’s book launch: The William Edwards book series
  •      Business increased by 49% year over year
  •      Our Linkedin connections exceeded our twitter followers
  •      We finally opened our Instagram account and we are quite addicted
  •      We visited 9 states in 2013 as well we traveled to Montreal twice
  •       We shipped our first order overseas (we primarily ship in North America)
  •       Our most popular language card produced is still English.  Many of our customers use this while away at college, in local restaurants or on child’s backpack
  •     Based on a need, we started counseling adults and children with food allergies
  •     Continued to sponsor FARE Walks across the country

So what’s next? We have a few ideas up our sleeves, like asking the school boards to encourage children with food allergies to carry their Allergic Traveler cards.  We also plan on expanding our counseling series. Do you have any ideas for us? Where would you like to see us?

Thank you for your continued support. Without you, we would not be able to make a difference in the food allergy community. Here’s to a great 2014 with more travel plans and fewer allergic reactions for all of 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 25 countries and 34 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.