This is a bit of a different post for me. But I promise it does have a little to do with travel! In order to save even a little money for travel on an entry-level salary, I’ve had to take a lot of care to live well within my means. Eating Gluten Free is notoriously expensive. Even just getting different bread at a restaurant can be an up-charge of $3. Over the past year I’ve become a huge advocate for taking a little time to plan in order to save time (and money!) in the long run. I applied this thinking to my grocery store and eating habits and suddenly things got a lot cheaper, healthier, and less time consuming.
When I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 2 months before leaving for college out of state, the first of many thoughts that ran through my mind was, "How am I supposed to do this on campus?" My mom and I had visited schools and tried to get information on their food services, knowing that I had at least some food issues, but hadn't dug in as much as we needed to for a Celiac diagnosis.