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.
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?