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When you’re on a healing diet, that’s easier said than done. Thankfully, many people have walked this path before us, and were kind enough to light the way:
My Travel Articles
- My GAPS & Paleo AIP Road Trip
- My Advice for Airplane Travel on the AIP
- Paleo on the Go AIP Frozen Meal Review (Easy Meals for Travel)
- My Podcast on Paleo AIP Travel
Travel Ebook: AIP Safari
- This is a fabulous ebook that tells you everything you need to know about traveling on the paleo autoimmune protocol. The author grew up in Africa, has family in the US, lives in Dubai and regularly travels internationally, so she is an expert. The ebook contains 23 recipes including notes for how long they’ll each keep in a cooler. She also shares tips for lodging choices, eating in restaurants, surviving long flights, traveling with children and entertaining yourself “on the road”. And it’s just $6. You can buy it here.
Other AIP Articles
- Autoimmune-Paleo offers solid advice on traveling on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP).
- Alt-Ternative Universe wrote a multi-article series about her AIP vacation.
- Field Notes on Healing gives some great advice for navigating business trips and conferences with coworkers.
- Gutsy By Nature talks about to get quality sleep and manage stress while traveling, two things that are very connected to autoimmune flares.
- The Paleo PI tackles travel from the mindbody perspective.
- Adventures in Partaking shares her experience staying AIP on a 15-hour flight.
- Provincial Paleo shares detailed advice for traveling internationally with children on the AIP. She covers everything from to food to on-board activities.
- Kaiku Lifestyle shows you how to camp on the AIP.
Other GAPS Articles
- Loving Our Guts took a 2 week road trip and describes how she stayed on the GAPS diet the whole time.
- Plan to Eat took a 10 Day Trip and stayed on the GAPS Introduction diet the whole time. (Impressive.)
- Paleo Plan has put together some general rules for ordering in any restaurant.
- PaleoGoGo is a phone app that gives you menu recommendations for over 300 chain restaurants in the U.S.
- If you’re lucky enough to be in any of these cities, here’s a list of restaurants that are 100% Paleo.
- Here are 2 websites that list 100% gluten-free restaurants: Gluten Free Guide HQ and Celiac Restaurant Guide.
- The Eat Well Guide helps you find organic and sustainable food on the road – everything from ethical restaurants to farmers markets.
- Update: I used to include Panera’s Power Menu on this list of recommendations, but I’ve recently gained access to the full ingredient list and discovered they add wheat starch to two meals on the menu, rice starch to another, canola oil to others, and unidentified spices to all of their meals. Definitely not paleo, and especially risky for anyone with autoimmune disease.
Special Travel Circumstances
- Tamar from The Paleo Mom gives advice for staying paleo on a 7-day cruise.
- The Tasty Alternative has some non-food ideas for keeping kids entertained on long road trips.
The take home message? Don’t be afraid to travel. It takes planning if you’re on a healing diet, but the reward of travel is well worth it.
Art Credit: A huge thank you to Allie Kelley for giving me permission to use her artwork at the top of this post. If you love it as much as I do, she’s selling prints through her Etsy shop at a 25% discount. Just enter the code EATWELL.
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Whole Food Friday, Fresh Bites Friday, Sunday School, Natural Living Monday, Make Your Own Monday, Fat Tuesday, Family Table Tuesday, Healthy Tuesday, Scratch Cookin’ Tuesday, Traditional Tuesday, Tuned-In Tuesday, Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, Well Fed Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, Whole Foods Wednesday, Party Wave Wednesday, Wildcrafting Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Tasty Traditions, Simple Lives Thursday, Paleo Rodeo, Wheat Free Wednesday, Wellness Wednesday,