Lots of you are heading out for Spring Break soon, or maybe you are already contemplating a summer vacation. Food allergies add some stress to travel, but if you plan ahead and know what you're dealing with in advance, you can help things to go much more smoothly.
We've flown and traveled several times with our severely peanut and tree nut-allergic daughter and I've covered this topic quite a bit over the years. The important thing is to use all of the same caution you would use at home. For example, check out the restaurants before heading to your travel destination and do your homework on them so that you have an idea of where to go ahead of time. And if you're heading to a warm climate, take advantage of the outdoors and have picnics! If every meal doesn't have to be in a restaurant, it's always more relaxing (and hey, you might even save some money).
And have your medication on hand at all times and be ready to use it, especially if you haven't dealt with a reaction in awhile. Having your meds on hand is crucial no matter where you are.
I have many more strategies that have worked for my family, so click the links below to read more. And happy, safe travels to you all!
Spring break air travel tips
Dining out tips when you are away from home