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Hi, I'm Barbara!

I'm passionate about travel. Here I document my adventures, provide helpful tips for how to plan your dream vacation, and offer insights from my 30+ years as a professional travel agent.

 Dine and Eat Fabulous Food Anywhere

Dine and Eat Fabulous Food Anywhere

One of the advantages of traveling is to explore the new and exciting foods and customs of the places we visit. As a person who doesn't even eat chicken, I am limited by the foods I eat, but make sure to mention this when I dine in a local restaurant abroad or in the here at home in the United States.

Dining Abroad on a Diet

If you have allergies to foods or are Vegetarian, Vegan, or Kosher, there are many ways to dine successfully everywhere you visit. Asking the right questions is essential to getting exactly what you need. If you are lactose intolerant, be very specific when ordering your meal, including cappuccino or coffee. Many restaurants now offer Vegan and specialty menus, as well as several other options. Do not be afraid to tell the server what you need or what you're allergic to. They are quite accommodating. 

Know Your Words

When it comes to traveling abroad, it's important to know the correct terminology in the local language and to be very specific when you order. I have found that translating and bringing along a list of foods helps when ordering is key to getting the right meal. Translating the phrase "I am allergic" is also a must. Restaurants take allergies very seriously both here in the United States and abroad. When placing your order with the server, telling them or showing them will help make your experience enjoyable. There is no time to be shy or afraid to ask for what you need. I do it all the time and have not had any issues in my travels.

Ask Your Travel Professional For Assistance

If you're traveling abroad for the first time and have concerns about your dietary restrictions, working with a travel agent can help to ease your fears. I have worked with clients for over 30 years and have restrictions of my own, so I am happy to offer advice and insight on dining in another country. Email me at traveltipsbybabs@gmail.com, or call me at 770-740-9099 to discuss these details and plan for your next trip!

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