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A picture with block letters spelling out food allergies. In the picture are the top food allergens; milk, fish, peanuts, gluten, tree nuts, eggs, strawberries, tomatio, kiwi and lemon.

Accessible Travel:
Food Allergies

When curating itineraries for individuals with life-threatening food allergies, we take the utmost care and caution. We consider many issues such as:

  • Researching the availability of safe food options. This means taking into account things like the availability of allergen-free menu options at restaurants, the availability of allergen-free products at grocery stores, and the availability of allergen-free options at tourist destinations.

  • Communication. We communicate your food allergies to hotel staff, restaurant staff, cruise directors and tour operators, in order to ensure that they are aware of your needs and can make appropriate accommodations. This can include requesting allergen-free options when making reservations, or requesting that a kitchen avoid cross-contamination when preparing a meal.

  • When traveling internationally, we research the availability of allergen-free options and offer resources to familiarize yourself with the local language to communicate your food allergies.

  • We help you find cards in the local language that lists your food allergies and emergency contact information.

  • We have you check expiration dates of emergency supplies, and suggest bringing extra, such as  two epinephrine auto-injectors, in case of an allergic reaction.

  • Depending on the length of the trip and the destination, we also advise you to bring your own non-perishable allergen-free products, such as granola bars or crackers, in case safe food


While living with food allergies often poses challenges, we have years of experience living with and successfully traveling with multiple life-threatening food allergies.

Dietary Restrictions:
Not Life-Threatening

There are several types of dietary restrictions that individuals may follow, including:

  1. Vegetarianism: individuals who do not consume meat, fish, or poultry

  2. Veganism: individuals who do not consume any animal products, including meat, fish, poultry, dairy, eggs, and honey

  3. Gluten-free: individuals who do not consume gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye

  4. Lactose-free: individuals who do not consume lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products

  5. Kosher: individuals who follow dietary laws as defined in the Jewish religion

  6. Halal: individuals who follow dietary laws as defined in the Islamic religion

  7. Paleo: individuals who follow a diet based on the eating habits of early humans, focusing on whole, unprocessed foods

  8. Low-carb: individuals who limit their intake of carbohydrates

  9. Low-fat: individuals who limit their intake of fats

  10. FODMAPs-free: individuals who avoid certain types of carbohydrates found in certain fruits, vegetables, legumes, and dairy products, which can cause digestive issues.

A picture with five forks. The first fork has a kiwi, strawberry and raspberry on it. The second fork has a potato, cheese and cherry tomato on it. The middle fork has a piece of steak, rosemary and cherry tomato on it. The fourth fork has a piece of cheese cake, raspberry and blueberry on it. The last fork has a piece of bread, a cornichon and a small piece of red pepper on it.
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