People often ask me how I prepare myself for trips where I am unsure of allergy friendly food options being readily available. The last thing I want to worry about when traveling is thinking about where to find gluten free and allergy friendly meal options. For this reason, I pack lots of snacks and specific products I know will keep me full while I’m on-the-go. Having dietary restrictions is just part of what makes me who I am, and I don’t let that keep me from travel or attending conferences where I already know I won’t have options beyond soda or water. I tend to meet people at food conferences and expos that seem overwhelmed by attending events where they don’t have food options. My goal is for people to be less stressed and learn from my experiences with how I plan ahead for trips and conferences.
The YouTube video above is of me talking about what kinds of snacks I packed for a week long trip to Alaska with the Planetary Society. Seeing the northern lights has always been a dream of mine and I wasn’t going to let having dietary restrictions get in the way of me accomplishing that goal. I’m thankful for the variety of gluten free and allergy friendly products that continue to meet the needs of people with dietary restrictions.
Here’s a list of the snacks I packed for my trip: