If you have dietary restrictions, traveling can be tricky. But it doesn’t have to be! There are many ways to make traveling with dietary restrictions easy and today we’re sharing a few tips to keep you safe.
1. If you have a food allergy, always carry an EpiPen with you.
If you have a food allergy, it is important to always carry an EpiPen with you. An EpiPen can help you if you have a severe allergic reaction. Make sure to also tell your traveling companions about your allergies so that they can help you in case of an emergency.
If you are traveling overseas, it is also important to know how to pronounce the word EpiPen in the language of the county you are visiting. White down the name of your allergies in the language in case you need to explain in an emergency.
2. Take time to research restaurants in the area you will be staying
If you have a food allergy, traveling can be scary because you may not know what restaurants will be available in the area where you’ll be traveling. Luckily, many restaurants now list allergens on their menus or offer modified versions of dishes for people with dietary restrictions. It is always good practice to research these options before traveling so that there are no surprises when it comes time to order your meal!
3. Pack snacks and drinks for the trip, especially if you’re traveling by car
If traveling by car, bus, or train, it’s always good to have some snacks and drinks on hand just in case you get hungry during the trip. If traveling by plane, try packing your own meal so that there is no risk of cross-contamination from other passengers’ meals when they bring them on board!
4. If you’re going on a long flight, bring along your own meals so you can be sure they meet your dietary restrictions
If traveling by plane, it’s always a good idea to pack your own food. This way if the airplane food isn’t up to par with what you’re used to eating at home then there won’t be any surprises when traveling!
5. Talk to your travel companions about your restrictions and work together to make sure everyone is comfortable and has what they need
If traveling with friends or family members, talk to them about your dietary restrictions and work together to make sure everyone is comfortable on the trip. It’s important for people traveling together to be considerate of each other’s needs so that no one feels left out when it comes time for mealtime!
6. Learn how to ask for help in the native language of the country you are visiting.
If traveling to a foreign country, it is always helpful to know how to ask for help in the native language. This way if you ever have a question or need assistance, you will be able to communicate with locals easily!
So there you have it – our top tips for traveling safely with dietary restrictions. Did we miss anything? Be sure to let us know by sending us a tweet.