Read my Tips for Traveling Gluten-Free on my friend Jill Dutton's travel blog site here!
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"Elikqitie from the Travel Gluten Free podcast (travelglutenfreepodcast.com) insisted that if I was coming to Utah, she was taking me hiking. She walked me through buying a backpack that had built-in water, and long-sleeved shirts that provided UV protection. I got shoes that had a good grip to keep me safe. She saved me a ton of cash because she knew exactly what I needed. I got to see more parks in two days because she knew the territory."
Giving up the foods you’ve grown up with can be hard enough, you shouldn’t have to give up the activities you love too. But how do you cope when those foods and activities coincide? As a woman who loves to travel but who also is gluten intolerant, Elikqitie knows this story all too well. She joins us today to share a bit about her podcast, Travel Gluten Free Podcast and gives tips about how to go out and enjoy life while adhering to eating habits that keep you feeling your best. She also explains the difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease, and why it is imperative to follow your diet if you do have celiac disease.
Elikqitie and I met at the She Podcasts Live Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in August 2019 where she interviewed for our podcast!
"I had the pleasure of talking with Elikqitie in one of her first Travel Gluten Free podcasts when she visited our dedicated bakery to talk gluten free. We had a blast! She made the occasion fun and easy going, and offered a wonderful opportunity to get the word out about the importance of having safe (certified) and good food options available to the celiac and gluten sensitive community."
CEO/ Sales & Marketing Manager
Gem City Fine Foods
Living a Healthy Gluten-Free Life on the Road with Elikqitie of the Travel Gluten Free Podcast
You may have recently found out you are celiacs, gluten intolerant or have an allergy to gluten. You may be feeling frustrated, sad or even depressed that gluten can no longer be a part of your life! When Elikqitie first found out that she wasn't able to eat gluten, she felt like my life was over, that she couldn't eat anything and that enjoying going out to eat was a thing of the past.
After months of research and gathering the right tools and information, Elikqitie figured out how to enjoy life again! Knowing what to eat, how to eat out and feeling safe when you travel. She knows how it feels to wonder if you are going to end up getting sick on vacation.
I first met Elikqitie at a gluten free expo when she introduced herself and asked if she could interview me for her podcast. I recognized it as a good opportunity and told her yes, despite feeling nervous about what to say and how I would sound. My worries were put to rest as soon as we started recording. It was a delightful experience. Elikqitie was so warm and natural it was easy to answer and sound good in response to her. I was pleased with the way the final podcast came out. Her talents made me and my products sound great and I had fun working with her.
Vivian’s Live Again
On this episode of the podcast we get to sit down and chat with host of the Travel Gluten Free podcast, Elikiqite. We get to find out her story. We talk about her switch to a gluten free diet, what inspired her to start her podcast, we talk gluten free traveling tips, and we talk about all the places to eat gluten free in Salt Lake City & Park City. We of course also find out what she loves about living in Utah and her favorite places to eat.
A big shout out to Elikqitie of Travel Gluten Free for shining the spotlight on Victoria’s happening gluten-free scene. She celebrated her birthday in ‘Gluten-Free Paradise’ in July of this year, and followed up with an interview with The Celiac Scene.