We love to travel. We always have. Then we had children...but to be honest, that did not slow us down much. But when allergies to food were diagnosed the challenge increased. Now we had to find meals that were not only child-friendly, they needed to be allergy friendly too. And that is difficult in your own town let along in a different city or state.
Our solution for two-week plus holidays is now motorhomes. We can fly somewhere, unpack, wash all the utensils, buy food and settle down to relax - in a transient sort of way. With motorhomes we have our hire car, accommodation and daily restaurant fix all rolled into one convenient package.
We hire our vans with a bathroom however we tend to use them for storage or a drying room (who knew we would be throwing snowballs at each other at Mt Wellington in September). Then, when we need to eat we can pull over anywhere and pull together a meal. It might still feel like you are working on your holiday but you are not at home or in a loud busy restaurant stressed about the food.
So, if you or your family members struggle with food allergies and the thought of finding safe venues for breakfast, lunch and dinner causes your heart rate to increase take a look at the motorhome option. You may still be cooking on holidays but you will be doing it is some extraordinary locations.
P.S. A driving holiday in Tasmania is made simpler by the IGA supermarkets that seem to be in every town you visit. We found that they carried a wide and consistent range of allergy friendly products.
- If you have a dust mite allergy - take your own pillow and a mattress protector
- For sufferers of airborne allergens motorhomes come equipped with air conditioning units that can be run when connected to power - allowing you to sleep comfortably