Journey of a Wandering Foodie

A Dietetic Student's Adventures

Category: Travel Posts

Eating on a Budget in Hotel Rooms

I recently traveled to Chateau Lake Louise for a family wedding. While a beautiful location for a wedding it isn’t quite student budget friendly. A smoothie at one of the hotel restaurants would have costed me $17. I wanted to be able to eat healthy without breaking the bank. 

We prepared by grocery shopping in bigger grocery stores before we got to the hotel. Continue reading

My Contribution Towards World Hunger

Roatan, Honduras has a very special place in my heart as I have volunteered with Familias Saludables twice on the island. After my initial 3 week trip in 2010, I decided to live and volunteer on the island after I graduated from high school in 2012. It was on Roatan that I found my passion for working in the fields of HIV and nutrition. I spent most of my time volunteering  as a teacher for a school for children affected by HIV, now called Charmont Bilingual Academy.  The experiences I had as a teacher has shaped my career path and the courses that I have chosen to take. I am currently taking an International Nutrition course and as a component, I was given the question ‘What will you do to help stop world hunger?‘  and  what actions you would take to reduce world hunger. Immediately, I knew that I wanted to take an action that would relate to Honduras! Continue reading to learn more about what I did and my personal reflections on my action.  

holly and students in Honduras

Some of my students and during a holiday celebration at school.

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Traveling France Gluten Free

Traveling with allergies and food restrictions is never easy, and when you add a language barrier it can be quite overwhelming. After travelling Europe for 5 weeks with my best friend who has celiac disease, and must avoid gluten, I was able witness some of the challenges she faced. She found very few updated resources for travelling Europe as a celiac and I was inspired to write about our experiences. This post will be focusing on travelling in France, check out this post on traveling Spain gluten free! Continue reading

Traveling Spain Gluten Free

 

Traveling with allergies and food restrictions is never easy, and when you add a language barrier it can be quite overwhelming. After travelling Europe for 5 weeks with my best friend who has celiac disease, and must therefore avoid gluten, I was able witness some of the challenges she faced. She found very few updated resources for travelling Europe as a celiac which inspired me to write about our experiences . This post will be focusing on travelling Spain gluten free; watch for future posts that include France and Germany.

Language cards were very useful in Spain. In addition to having language cards saved on your phone, I suggest printing some out so the waiter can take it back to the kitchen. In our experience we found this very helpful as there were several occasions where the menu indicated something was gluten-free but when the dish came out it was not. Continue reading