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Safe Travels: How to Plan a Spring Break Trip with Food Allergies


Spring break is just around the corner, and student travelers are eagerly making plans for their upcoming getaways. From dining out to navigating unfamiliar environments, there are several factors to consider to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. In this article, I have compiled a list of websites and apps that will assist you in your research and preparation.


Websites:

  1. AllergyEats (www.allergyeats.com) - Provides user-generated reviews and ratings of allergy-friendly restaurants across the United States.

  2. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) (www.foodallergy.org) - Offers resources and guidance for air travel with food allergies.

  3. No Nut Traveler (https://nonuttraveler.com/) - Provides travel guides for various destinations worldwide, highlighting allergy-friendly restaurants, accommodations, and attractions.

  4. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (https://www.aaaai.org/tools-for-the-public/conditions-library/allergies/dream-vacation-with-food-allergies) - Includes tips to avoid a reaction during traveling.

  5. CDC (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2024/additional-considerations/highly-allergic-travelers) - Includes a checklist for travelers with severe food allergies.

Mobile Apps:

  1. Allergy FT - Provides user-generated reviews and ratings of allergy-friendly restaurants, bakeries, and cafes worldwide.

  2. Spokin App (https://www.spokin.com/about-the-spokin-app) - Connects the community to safe foods, restaurants, bakeries, travel, and recipes.

  3. FindERNow - Helps you find the nearest emergency room.


Traveling with food allergies requires careful planning and preparation, but with the right resources and strategies, it's entirely possible to enjoy a safe and memorable spring break adventure.




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