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Erin Smith was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 1981, so she has been eating gluten-free almost her entire life. Erin has a unique perspective of growing up in the gluten-free community. She is passionate about sharing her experiences and gluten-free expertise with others. Erin has embraced her Celiac Disease diagnosis and lives her gluten-free life to the fullest.

Through my two blogs Gluten-Free Fun and Gluten-Free Globetrotter, I have connected with thousands of individuals across the globe. My social media channels for both blogs are quite active, but Instagram and Facebook have the most engagement.

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Raise your hand if you enjoy going to supermarkets in foreign countries. 🙋🏼‍♀️ In almost every country I have traveled to, I've visited a supermarket. I LOVE checking out gluten-free groceries around the globe. Plus, new-to-me GF foods make perfect souvenirs. My most recent international supermarket shopping was at @walmartmexico in Queretaro, MX. I've been to this particular Walmart on previous visits, so I knew that it had a decent gluten-free section. Many of the products were either from the US or imported from Europe with only a few Mexican brands. Here's a sample of the products I found: @gullongalletas (also 👀 in France) @okkosuperfoods rice cakes @walmart Great Value pasta @susaliamx snacks @bettycrocker baking mixers @bobsredmill mixes corn, chickpea, rice bread crumbs @sanissimomx (my new fave!) Do you also visit supermarkets in foreign countries? Have you found anything special? #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfree #glutenfreetravel #glutenfreemexico #singluten #singlutenmexico #singlutenqueretaro #glutenfreetravels #travelingwithceliac #celiactravel #celiacdisease #glutenfreewalmart

📣 T-MINUS FOUR DAYS UNTIL THE BEYOND CELIAC COMMUNITY SUMMIT📣 I hope to see you this Saturday at the first ever @beyondceliac Community Summit. 📍: The Hyatt Regency Greenwich at 1800 E Putnam Ave, Old Greenwich, CT 06870 ⏰: 9 AM – 4:30 PM on Saturday, September 30 ❓: A full day of swag along with celiac-safe fun, food, and friends! Featuring a keynote address from TODAY Show's Dylan Dreyer @dylandreyernbc. (Her son was recently diagnosed with celiac disease.) I am honored to share the stage with top celiac experts and advocates including: Dr Ritu Verma from @uchicagoceliaccenter; Eugenia Uche-Anya, MD, MPH from @massgeneral GI; @bast_alice, @yeet.that.wheat; @glassofweinstein; @thenomadicfitz; @philhatesgluten; @xtinaph; @eat.glutenfreewithme and many more. My panel is at 1pm and I will be at the event all day long including breakfast. Be sure to find me so I can give you a Gluten-Free Globetrotter souvenir! I can't wait to meet you all. Please say hello. This is sure to be a jam-packed day of information that you don't want to miss! Tickets available for only $20! Link in bio. See you on Saturday! #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreesummit #celiacadvocate #celiacdisease #celiac #glutenfreeliving #glutenfreelifestyle #celiactravel #coeliacdisease #patientadvocate #glutenfree #glutenfreefriends

🍝Cloudy with a chance of meatballs ☔ We have been feeling the effects of tropical storm Ophelia all weekend here in NYC. It feels like it will never stop raining. Tomorrow, the forecast is basically the same. The wet weather called for comfort food for dinner. I made some turkey meatballs using a recipe from @onceuponachef substituting with @4cfoods gluten-free breadcrumbs and @colavitausa corn pasta. Topped with Parmesan cheese, this meal was exactly what we needed on such a crummy day. What's on your plate for dinner tonight? #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfree #glutenfreedinner #glutenfreefood #glutenfreerecipes #celiacfood #celiaclife #celiacdisease #senzaglutine #sansgluten #singluten #glutenfreenyc

Tonight I had the absolute pleasure of going to the friends and family opening of the newest location of @tap_nyc. This is their third brick and mortar location in New York City and in one of my favorite neighborhoods, known as Astoria Hosted by the "TAP Brothers," Pedro & Cleo, I was treated to a naturally gluten-free feast. It did not disappoint. I think there was a point where my son, my husband, and I were just sitting there chewing and "mmmmm"ing with delight. I'm a savory girl and this was such a savory treat. The main menu features Tapioca Sandwiches, Açaí Bowls, and Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread). The entire menu is gluten-free and there are a ton of options. In addition to the tapioca sandwiches, you can also get your choice on an egg wrap (A special mix of tapioca flour and eggs), or a mini panini which is made with the same ingredients as the pão de queijo. I have so many food photos and videos to show you but for now, here is a quick sneak peek. We ate well and everything was deeeeeeeelish. The official grand opening of this new location is tomorrow (September 23) at 9am featuring $1 pão de queijo and açai baby bowls all weekend long to loyalty members. Despite the rainy forecast, it will be well worth the trip! Congratulations and a huge thank you to Pedro and Cleo for hosting my family tonight. Don't be surprised if you see me again this weekend. Your stuff is that good?!! Best of luck! Parabéns a vocês dois! 🇧🇷💚🙏🏼 #hosted #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreenyc #glutenfreeastoria #glutenfreetravels #dedicatedglutenfree #glutenfree #willtravelforfood #glutenfreeliving #glutenfreeforlife #semglúten #glutenfreefriends #glutenfreelife #singluten

🌎GLUTEN KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES.🌎 Because that horribly misinformed video has gone viral and is still getting far too many views and too much engagement, I feel the need to say this again and again and again. 👉🏼Gluten is a protein. 👉🏼Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. 👉🏼The only current treatment for celiac disease is strict adherence to a completely gluten-free diet regardless of country. 👉🏼 Gluten is gluten. PERIOD. Please do not let a biohacking* bro with a man bun tell you otherwise. * Seriously, it's in his profile. 🤦🏼‍♀️ #glutenfreeglobetrotter #celiacdisease #celiac #coeliac #celiacadvocate #facts #science #glutenfreeliving #glutenfreeforlife #medicaltreatment #glutenfreetravel #donteatgluteninitaly #celiachia #celiacawareness #senzaglutine

🗣️Let's talk about translation cards!🗣️ I'm a firm believer that communication is key to keeping yourself as safe as possible when traveling with celiac disease and food allergies. That is why I have been using translation cards for many years. A few years ago, I became the celiac disease advisor for @equal_eats, a translation card company that I truly stand behind. I have used these translation cards in multiple countries for celiac and my other food allergies. Now available in more than 40 languages, these are a must have for all travelers. I prefer the printed plastic cards that are the size of a credit card and easily fit in my wallet. There are also print-at-home options and there is an app now too! Most recently, I purchased the customized peanut allergy cards in English for my son. My son is only 4 so I want to arm him with as many resources as possible at his new school. These customized cards include his full name, his photo, and my name/phone number. I put one card in his backpack, gave one to his teacher, and one with his epinephrine for his after school. I really love how personalized these cards are, which is helpful when dealing with a new school. Swipe through to see samples of the cards I have used. Looking to buy your own cards? Follow the link in my bio. Use code GFGlobetrotter for 10% off your order. Have you tried @equal_eats cards yet? If so, drop the name of the country below. ⬇️ #affiliate #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreetravel #celiactravel #travelingwithceliac #shellfishallergy #kiwiallergy #allergytravels #allergictraveler #viajarconceliaquia #glutenfreetravel #glutenfree #peanutallergymom #peanutallergy #traveltools #glutenfreetoolkit

The history of Celiac Awareness Day ⬇️⬇️⬇️ Today,.the United States celebrates Celiac Awareness Day because Dr. Samuel Gee was born in the UK on September 13, 1839. According to @nationalceliac: Dr. Gee "wrote a paper titled On the Coeliac Affection in 1888 which described celiac disease and stated, "There is a kind of chronic indigestion which is met within persons of all ages, yet is especially apt to affect children between one and five years old." The paper recommends "To regulate the food is the main part of the treatment... The diet recommended may seem to be scanty, but we must never forget that what the patient takes beyond his power of digestion does harm." He concludes, "But if the patient be cured at all, it must be by means of diet." ⏩ To this day, eating a completely gluten-free diet is the only treatment for celiac disease! ⏪ According to @beyondceliac: "A Senate resolution calling for the commemoration [of celiac awareness day] gained unanimous approval on Aug. 3, 2010. In marking the awareness day [on September 13] the Senate “recognizes that all people of the United States should become more informed and aware of celiac disease,” the resolution stated." In honor of celiac awareness, I encourage you to tell others about celiac disease. Dispel celiac myths. And live your celiac life to the fullest! #celiacawarenessday #celiac #celiacdisease #celiaclife #celiacadvocate #glutenfreeglobetrotter #nationalceliacawarenessday #glutenfreeliving

Gluten knows no boundaries. Gluten does not change based on geography. Gluten is a protein. The only cure for celiac disease is eating gluten-free. Feeling feisty, might delete later. References mentioned in video. 1. @beyondceliac 2. @beyondceliac 3. @nationalceliac,disease%20as%20the%20United%20States. If you are going to comment below, make sure to include facts. Misinformation and fake news will be called out and deleted. I am talking research studies by legitimate science-backed research. Not anecdotal information of your holiday in Milan. #celiac #celiacdisease #coeliac #glutenfree #singluten #sansgluten #science #senzaglutine #coeliacdisease #gohomebro #dontfuckingeatglutenineuropeifyouhaveceliac

My Favorite Globetrotter 🌎🧳 Seeing the world through his eyes has seriously become one of my favorite things ever. He loved every minute of Mexico and I know this is a trip he will always remember. Family, friends, fun, and food. What could be better?! On the eve of the first day of preK, I continue to be in complete awe of this child. I am honored to be the mother to this curious, smart, funny, kind, travel-loving world traveler. Here's to many more grand travel adventures, my love. #glutenfreeglobetrotter #travelwithkids #babyglobetrotter #kidswhotravel #travelingwithkids #travelblogger #traveler #traveling #throughtheeyesofachild #adventuretime #familytravel #mexicano

Gluten-free travel day meal prep⬇️ I couldn't find gluten-free bread that I could eat in Mexico. Walmart had Canyon Bakehouse but since I can't eat oats, it was off limits. I only looked at one other store but I settled on rice cakes instead of bread. Bad choice. The rice cakes were good fresh but did not hold up in a sandwich in my carry-on bag. I literally could not even bite into the soggy rice cake. I took the turkey and the hummus off and ate that with some other GF crackers that I had in my bag. Lesson learned for next time. What kind of gluten-free travel meal do you make in a pinch?? #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreetravel #celiactravel #travelingwithceliac #glutenfreetraveler #glutenfree #singlutenmexico #singluten #celiaclife #celiac #glutenfreetravels

I found the perfect celiac snack today. A cup of corn! 🌽🌽🌽 Eloteria - Elotes y Esquites C. Francisco I. Madero 46, Centro, 76000 Santiago de Querétaro They only* sell elotes and esquites which is basically either a corn on the cob or a cup of corn slathered with mayo, cheese, chili powder, and lime. It is so delicious and naturally gluten-free. We skipped the chili because my son didn't want spicy but this was so good. Definitely a sweet and savory treat and super cheap at 30 pesos (about $1.80 USD). Next time, I'm asking for extra chili and lime! * they do sell Doritos topped with elote and all toppings but Doritos are NOT gluten-free in Mexico. They contain wheat. The Doritos are all kept separated in their packages. Have you tried this dish before? You can find it throughout Queens in New York City, so I'll definitely be looking for it when I get home. #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfree #glutenfreetravel #glutenfreetraveler #celiactravel #travelingwithceliac #elote #singluten #singlutenqueretaro #singlutenmexico #mexico #traveling #travelblogger #celiac

Today we went to the beautiful village of Bernal in the state of Queretaro, Mexico. The scenery was stunning with the large Peña de Bernal in the background. This rock mountain is a 433-metre (1,421 ft) monolith, one of the tallest in the world. The colors of the village were vibrant, just like much of Mexico. The yellow church against the blue sky is something that will always amaze me. Pink hotels. Orange houses. My eyes cannot get enough of the colors. This village is definitely off the beaten path and not as touristy as San Miguel de Allende, where I was yesterday. Traveling with locals makes it much easier to explore new places, especially when I barely speak Spanish. If you find yourself in Qro, you definitely have to make time to visit the village. I'm so happy we visited. #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreetravel #travelstories #traveling #travelingwithceliac #travelgram #travelblogger #mexicotravel #peñadebernal #explore #traveler #travelingwithkids #méxico

One of my favorite sayings is "You can't have a favorite place until you have seen them all." Yet, there is something really comforting about coming back to a foreign city that you are already familiar with, especially when it is this beautiful. Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico is where my husband spent most of his childhood. We are so happy to be back, visiting family. I love wandering the small colorful streets of the city. The buildings and churches are majestic, the endless shops draw me in, and the Mexican culture is something that is very close to my family's heart. It feels so good to be back in our home away from home. 🇲🇽 More posts to come. #glutenfreeglobetrotter #glutenfreetravel #traveling #travelstories #travelblogger #traveltales #travelingwithceliac #viajes #viajarconceliaquia

2021 Celiac Disease Virtual Events

A multidisciplinary education program promoting community awareness, providing evidence based lectures, adherence to gluten free diets, and discussions around future therapeutic treatments. Join this event to hear from world-renowned researchers and drug-developers to learn about the latest in celiac disease innovations. Attend one or more educational sessions or stay all day and leave prepared to make your voice heard as a valuable partner in research and advocate for the celiac disease community. The 16th Annual Center for Celiac Disease at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia multidisciplinary education program.

Gluten-Free Globetrotter in 2021

My plan for Gluten-Free Globetrotter is to go back to my roots of sharing my personal story, advocating for the celiac disease community, and helping others navigate their gluten-free journey both near and far. I also plan to update my Gluten-Free in New York City content including more guides, more maps, and maybe even a gluten-free food tour after years of you asking me for one. I also want to celebrate living with celiac disease for 40 years. My favorite part of living with celiac disease has always been the amazing community of people that I have connected with around the world.

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