January 2010

Montana Dude Ranch

After seeing Billy Crystal on horseback in “City Slickers,” I had always wanted to vacation at a dude ranch. It’s difficult to explain the dude ranch concept to my international friends. They understand that “dude” refers to someone considered cool, and they know that a ranch is kind of like a farm. Put the two […]

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Dominican Republic – Eats

While my dining experiences in the Dominican Republic consisted mainly of snacking on the trail, filling meals were plentiful in Santo Domingo. Dominicans pride themselves on fresh fish dishes, and I found ceviche to be a particularly trustworthy gluten-free meal. Consisting of chopped fish (ie octopus) and vinegar, ceviche is light and refreshing. Arroz y […]

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Gluten-Free NYC

Risotteria270 Bleecker StreetNew York, NY212.924.6664 One would think that Italy is a no-fly zone for those who need to avoid wheat. On the contrary, some of Italy’s most delectable dishes are naturally gluten-free, such as risotto. On Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, Risotteria features a menu of rich risottos and thin-crust pizzas. Risotteria also boasts […]

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You can’t eat, like, bread?

Traveling with a food allergy can be difficult, and explaining celiac disease or gluten intolerance may seem an exercise in futility. For the most part, I’ve encountered nothing but positive and interesting personalities in my travels. However, sometimes you just have to laugh… 1) During a trekking adventure in the Himalayas, ordering a potato breakfast […]

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Dominican Republic

There is something to be said for traveling to the Caribbean and having a “non-island” experience. In the Dominican Republic, I was apparently one of the few tourists to visit the country’s capital, Santo Domingo, and to venture to the mountainous central highlands. Away from the throngs at the island’s beach resorts, I didn’t have […]

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