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Aug 8 2012

GlutenFreeTravelSite.com Unveils Redesigned Website & Features

GlutenFreeTravelSite is a wonderful resource when know you will be away from home, but need the security of knowing what is safe to eat.  If you are newly gluten-free, eating away from home is probably one of your biggest concerns right now.  I remember how lost I felt outside the safety of my four walls.  I went from being a person who loved to dine out to one who preferred to stay home so that I knew that I would be safe.  That was no way to live. 

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One of the best features of GFTS is being able to share your thoughts on specific restaurants, hotels/resorts, cruise ships and grocery stores.  More about the redesigned website:

We’ve been hard at work making GlutenFreeTravelSite — the website containing thousands of user-submitted Gluten Free Dining and Travel REVIEWS — even better. Here’s what you’ll find on our new site:

  • Enhanced HOME page, with links and easy navigation to all areas of our site
  • Expanded Gluten Free at College section, including reviews of college dining services, submitted by GF students
  • A CRUISE page, showcasing the gluten free policies of all the major Cruise Lines, along with links to cruise REVIEWS submitted to our site  
  • An AIRLINES page, detailing which major airlines offer gluten free meals upon request
  • A Listing of CAMPS all over the country that offer programs for Gluten Free Kids
  • Social Sharing on each page of the site to allow you to share pages — or specific reviews — with your GF friends
  • Expanded GLUTEN FREE RESOURCES page, organized by category (Celiac associations, Trip Planning, GF-Friendly Hotels/Resorts, Mobile resources…)
  • Enhanced page listing Restaurant Chains offering Gluten Free Menus, with links to dedicated pages for each restaurant  
  • Ability to upload photos as part of your dining and travel reviews
  • A page showcasing our Top Reviewers with links to their dining reviews from their travels.

Of course, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll still find the same user-friendly functionality that allow you to search for "gluten free friendly" restaurants and other businesses wherever you live or travel. User-submitted reviews of restaurants, bakeries, stores, hotels, resorts, and cruises can be accessed via a broad search by state or country — or a more narrow search by town or zip code.

I played around on the new website quite a bit before I sat down to write this post about it for you guys.  I had a lot of fun and even learned some new things about gluten-free colleges and camps.

Do you travel a lot?  What resources have you used to locate gluten-free options while you are away from home?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for helping us spread the word, Kimberly. I’m glad you enjoyed the gluten free college and camps pages. The gluten free cruise page is one of my own favorite additions. Cruises are becoming increasingly popular for GF folks, as most major cruise lines seem to do a good job offering many GF options. We’d love to have you as a reviewer on our site, so feel free to submit a review or two of your own favorite places when you get a moment! Thanks again!

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