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Travel Health Journal

Food Allergies

Travelling with Food Allergies

How do you stay healthy during your trip if you have food allergies? Our guest blogger, Robert Haru Fisher,* explains what he brings along on his travels to prevent an adverse reaction and tells us about his experiences along the way. I’ve had allergies to certain foods all my life, and yet I have visited over 100 countries in my more than 50 years as a travel writer, mostly for the Fodor and Frommer guidebooks. At first, my only weapons were my wits, which taught me to speak English slowly if I did not know the native language and always to speak to whomever prepared the food. Fewer people outside English-speaking countries spoke English back then. (In the Mideast, ...

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