Blogger Street Team member Arianne from Special Alert has a combined passion of spreading awareness of food allergies a love for Walt Disney World. In her post today, she provides travellers with her experience in travelling with anaphylactic food allergies, tips for being at Disney with a special diet, and highlights from her trips. Her blog shares her experiences, knowledge, and insight on the ins and outs of living with food allergies, hoping to make life a little easier for everyone.
Thirty. That is the number of food allergies between myself and big brother. An absolute nightmare for my parents trying to accommodate two very picky eaters with a lot of food allergies. Now my food allergies consist mainly in the most “popular” or common food allergies, peanuts and tree nuts, and my brother makes up the other half of the most common food allergies with eggs and shellfish. My food allergy severity is anaphylactic, where as my brother was a pretty bad intolerance. Needless to say our dietary needs made and still makes it more difficult to eat out and travel as a family while making everyone happy and safe.
Taking vacations as a family when we were kids were complicated and usually consisted of coolers of foods and traveling to places where we could make our own food. We started traveling to Walt Disney World when we were very young. We would all pile into an RV packed solid with food and drive the two days from Ontario to Orlando, Florida in the United States to camp at Fort Wilderness the Disney Campground. Continue reading