It’s a normal reaction for us to get excited when we hear travel or vacations. We then look forward to visit places, know new cultures and try new foods. However, this isn’t the case for those with allergies as it can be a risk to them. Yet, it should not stop them from enjoying a trip as there’s so much that one can do to address this issue.
Eight percent of children have food allergies and an even higher percentage suffer from seasonal allergies. Pediatric food allergies alone have tripled in prevalence from 1997 to 2008. This creates new complications and challenges for family vacations.
Family travel and new food normally go hand in hand, but what happens when one family member is one of the hundreds of thousands of people in this country who suffer from severe food allergies. Every meal and every new travel environment is a potential hazard. Family travel blogger Nancy Solomon of Ciao Bambino offers her tips for planning an allergy-free family vacation.