One of the true delights of traveling is experiencing the food and drink of other cultures. Those with food intolerances are often faced with added challenges when they are away from home.

New Zealanders have come to expect plenty of alternatives to eat when they choose a particular diet to follow. 

We are lucky in that respect but often it can literally become a pain in the guts trying to feed yourself , particularly if you are traveling with a backpack and no fixed abode.

I am severely allergic to wheat, am gluten and lactose intolerant these  days which has taken much of the joy and spontaneity out of my eating adventures so if I find any helpful tips with managing that on my travels you can expect to find it here.


I love to travel and get out and about - time and finances permitting.  Most of my adventures these days are solo, with a backpack and on a budget - a far cry from the trips of years ago when I  used to  tell myself "money I have got, time I haven't!", as I swanned into some swanky four star plus establishment and ordered myself a tall G&T.

About Me

50 something, dreaming about living the dream......every day above the ground is a good one because you are a long time looking at the lid!

(C) Needagilrd