Traveling with Food Allergies 101

By Allison Sandberg

Here is what you need to know about traveling with food allergies from an expert, who not only has food allergies herself, but is an amazing vacation planner with Magical Memory Planners.

Jo, for those with food allergies, what is the first thing you should do when you are thinking about planning a vacation?
Contact a travel agent of course. It’s great to work with someone who really understands traveling with food allergies. Make sure you let your agent know right away so they can include that in their thought process as they make recommendations.

What are your favorite vacation destinations that handle food allergies well?
All Disney destinations such as Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii, and Adventures by Disney (all over the world) are great with allergies. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Beaches Resorts are also excellent with food allergies.

What types of things do you recommend doing before you travel to help everything go smoothly while on vacation?
I always make notes on the reservations to help the destination/restaurants be prepared for the family. I also take a look at restaurant menus, when available, to make sure there are great options. For example, if …read more

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