Hi, I’m Megan. I grew up in a teeny tiny town called Farmington, NY. Yes farming is the name of my town. No, I’m not a farmer, but yes, I do LOVE country music. I was the kid who grew up on mac and cheese and hot dogs, who never left the country and basically lived under a rock. When I was 21, I was diagnosed with Celiac disease, an ‘allergy’ of sorts to gluten which is found in wheat, barley and rye. Two years later after some more gut trouble I tacked on a severe egg allergy and a nut allergy. What joy! Most would take these diagnoses and never leave home. Well, I’m not every person and you shouldn’t be either!
In 2013 I decided it was time for a change and time to start following my dreams of traveling the world so I did what any 25 year old would do… I bought a one way ticket to Southeast Asia and signed up for a TESOL certification program that began in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Since then, I’ve tacked on many more countries and countless months abroad! Today, I am working towards a remote lifestyle and being able to earn a living anywhere in the world.
I started this blog as a way to document my travels, adventures in food and to inspire and give hope to those with food allergies and digestive difficulties. This is not going to be a place where I glaze over the surface and show you the wonderful without the woes. I want to provide a real, honest and approachable account of my travels interspersed with tips and tricks for those with allergies without boring those who are sick of hearing gluten this and gluten that! Trust me, I’m with ya!
At times having a digestive issue can feel like a noose around the neck of your spontaneity and your sense of adventure. I’ve pooped my pants in Vietnam and I’m still alive, still excited for the next adventure and still laughing away at that mishap! I’m here to show people that food allergies/restrictions don’t need to define you, and they don’t need to limit your dreams!
There are definitely going to be some laughs, some tears and some crazy stories along the way. Come on, grab your fork, let’s make some footprints!