Staying Gluten Free During Airplane Travel
Traveling by air post-COVID adds another layer of complication to your travels. With airlines so short-staffed and pilots in high demand and on short order, I've been leaning more towards traveling via car as I don't have to worry about my flight getting canceled and being stranded at the airport for an indeterminate amount of time. Because even though the airline will reschedule your flight, you can get bumped off the next flight as well, leaving you at the airport for a day or more.
In addition to the airline shortage, having Celiac disease gives me painful and stiff joints, which I take Naltrexone to control the pain and stiffness. However, even with taking Naltrexone daily, sitting for prolonged periods worsens my joint and muscle pain, so I try to avoid booking flights more than five hours long. And that is definitely challenging since I now live in the Pacific Northwest. When I lived 20 minutes from the Salt Lake City airport, it was easy to get a trip via Delta as this is a hub - to almost anywhere in the continental US in under four hours.
However, there are times that I need to travel across the country, and that doesn't make for such a fun road trip, so I need to take an airplane. So if you're also looking to travel by air but not sure what to do or how to pack for your next adventure on a plane, then check out these tips to make your next airline trip more gluten-free!
Tips and Tricks For Roadtripping While Gluten Free
I really enjoy a great road trip - from an extended weekend vacation to a planned multi-day trip or multi-week adventure, road trip vacations can be as relaxed or fun-filled as you'd like! You can make many detours with the freedom of a road trip that you cannot do with other types of travel. I love to stop and check out the little out-of-the-way places such as a small local museum or eat at family-owned places I've never heard of or been to.
The Benefits of Traveling Via Road Trip for the Gluten Free Traveler
Road trips are a great way to travel as you can carry a more extensive variety of gluten-free goodies. I also love road trips as you can discover new markets and pick up new food that you've never tried along the way to add to your gluten-free stash.
Another reason road trips are super awesome is you don't have to worry about where you will eat. Instead, find a nearby park, pull over at a view area or rest stop, and have your gluten-free takeout spot to eat! You can find some stunning overlooks to stop and eat without the cost of expensive restaurant service.
Traveling Gluten Free and Celiac Safe on a Cruise Ship
Many people are surprised when they ask me which mode of travel is easiest to plan when you're Celiac - because it's cruising! It seems counter-intuitive, but cruising is really the easiest form of transportation to take if you have Celiac disease or another food allergy.
Especially if you're new to Celiac disease or gluten-free, and you don't want to worry about food safety, I recommend cruising. The staff on cruises are extraordinarily service-oriented, and the chefs are very knowledgeable about their food and menus. I've never been sick on any cruises I've taken, and I eat more food on a cruise than on any other type of vacation!
Why Cruises are the Easiest Vacation to Take if You Have Celiac Disease
Since the staff is super knowledgeable about what is and isn't in their food, they can quickly and safely tell you what you can and cannot eat. I have over a dozen foods that I can't eat, and I've been able to eat well on every cruise I've taken.
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Gluten free Getaway in Mexico
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