Traveling with Celiac

I’ve had Celiac for 16 years now. It still hasn’t gotten any easier to explain things about what I can and can’t eat in foreign languages. Perhaps this has to do with the fact that I only speak English (if only I picked up other languages easily).

However, before my trip to Switzerland for curling (which is 5 years ago now, and seems like it was yesterday), my mom found this website. The creator has posted cards explaining what Celiac is and what can and can’t be eaten. This was amazingly useful even when the person I was talking to spoke rather fluent English. I forget how you don’t learn a lot of technical type language when learning a new language.

I’ve yet to need any language which I can’t find on the cards. I usually print off multiple copies as it has gone best when I can give my server a card and not have to worry about getting it back. That way they can bring it back to the kitchen and not be worried about ruining it. This results in awesome food with very little fear of ending up sick.

Custom Maps and Where I’m Going

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything on here. That’s because I’ve been busy doing all sorts of other things online and not online. A lot of those things have been trip planning activities, thankfully. One of the most fun/makes it seem like I’m really leaving/useful activities has been putting everything I want to do and see onto maps. I found this awesome tutorial on Pinterest and it is super amazing. I just wanted everyone to be able to check it out, so I’m linking it here. Obviously I have no stake in posting this here other than hoping you’ll love it as much as I do.


Source: How to Create a Custom Travel Map with Google Maps {New Google My Maps Tutorial} | Kevin & Amanda | Food & Travel Blog

I haven’t nosed around the rest of the blog too much yet, as once I got into map making, I got a tad carried away.

On that note, if anyone has suggestions of things I need/must/really should do in the following cities, leave me a comment! I’m still looking for more ideas.

  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Bruges, Belgium
  • Paris, France (this one might already be packed enough with activities)
  • Lyon, France
  • The south of France (Nice is where I’m thinking of staying)
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Lisbon, Portugal

I’m also up for day trips from the cities listed to awesome places near by! This gives you a rough idea of where I’ll be heading and all the fun places I’ll be updating you about over the next couple months.

I would love any restaurant suggestions as I really don’t trust a ton out of travel books as restaurants change so quickly and lots of my books were a couple years old.