Birmingham

Birmingham: Finding America’s Sweet Home in Alabama

If you live outside the American southeast, you probably don’t come across many people from Birmingham. It’s the largest city in Alabama, but with a population of just over a million people, it doesn’t rank among the nation’s major metropolises. You can probably sing along with Lynyrd Skynyrd when “Sweet Home Alabama” comes on the […]

Venice

Venice, A Feast for the Eyes

The historic merchant city may be famous for serenading gondoliers meandering through labyrinthian canals, elaborately costumed Carnevale, and seasonal flooding during the acqua alta, but there is so much more that comprises the essence of this floating city. One only needs to look upon the iconic Rialto Bridge crossing the Grand Canal or the Basilica […]

Sweet Christine's Bakery

Sweet Christine’s

The Sweet Result of Years of Suffering from Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity The gluten-free world is filled with stories of people who took lemons and turned them into lemonade. I’m privileged to have met two women who have turned their diagnoses of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity into a thriving bakery called Sweet Christine’s that brings smiles to so many gluten-free faces! […]

Napa

Napa, California

There are a lot of reasons to love Napa, California: the stunning vistas, the glorious California weather, the relaxed atmosphere, world class dining (yes, even gluten-free), and of course the wine. When most people speak of Napa, they are actually referring to the Napa Valley – a world famous 30-mile wine region located just an […]

Epcot

Disney’s Message To Gluten-Free Diners

“ Be Our Guest” For years, Disney World has been the place for people with special dietary needs to vacation, and I’m thrilled to announce that Disney has done it again. They’ve taken their commitment to gluten-free and allergy-friendly dining up another notch. I recently spoke with Gary Jones, Culinary Dietary Specialist at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts – and […]

World Travel

Traveling Made Easy

Gluten-free travel specialists take the effort out of traveling In the early years after our son was diagnosed with celiac disease, traveling meant we were essentially “on our own” in uncharted territory. This was way back in 2005, before “gluten-free” was a household term. My research for any trip involved calling chefs at resorts to have lengthy conversations (and in […]