• Arul Nigam

FAL’s 7 MUSTS for Spring Break

Updated: Sep 28

With Spring Break just around the corner for most people, FAL is bringing you 7 MUST KNOWS for Traveling! Enjoy :)


AllergySmartz:

  • AllergySmartz, our food allergy travel app, is designed to help users convey their food allergies and the precautions needed for safe food preparation to restaurant staff, in the US, and abroad, despite language barriers. The App requires NO internet access, and currently features the Top 12 allergens and 12 languages to translate from and into. For more information check out: http://www.foodallergylowdown.com/AllergySmartz

  • Download it Now! iTunes Store (Apple): https://goo.gl/aq6Tam Google Play Store (Android): https://goo.gl/3terXf

Grab-N-Go Meals: Looking for a quick bite on your road trip, or just in the mood for a quick lunch? Check out posts from previous FAL Restaurant Weeks for ideas:

Dining Out: Celebrating something big in the city? Looking for a nice dining experience with delicious food? Check out some #FALfavs below!

Snacks for the Trip: Whether you’re taking a road trip or a 14 hour long flight food is always good company! Here are some snack ideas for the trip:

Hotels: Wondering where to stay that will offer a fun and allergy-friendly experience? Check out our hotel recommendations below!

In the Air:

  • Wipe! Wet Wipes are perfect for air travel – wipe down your seat belt, tray table, and remote in case there is any food residue left. This will eliminate the risk of a later, ‘unexplained’ reaction.

  • Often times Airlines will give you a hassle about carrying on a Benadryl bottle. Walgreens’ Wal-dryl is the perfect solution! Whether you are trying to combat this airline issue, want to travel light, or are just looking for more convenient options, Wal-dryl (single doses) are the way to go.

  • Bring a note from the doctor! It’s rare, but I have had an official at security tell me I could not take my Epipen on board as a carry-on item. Thankfully a doctor was in the security line and gave his authorization that I should be able to carry the life-saving drug. Next time I went to the Allergist I asked for an authorization note and always take it on trips with me. I’ve never had another encounter like this one, especially as allergy awareness grows, but I still recommend one.

On the Safe Side:

  • Bring extra Epipens and make sure they are kept in the right temperature environment.

  • Just in case something goes wrong, know your nearest Emergency Room, and the local emergency number (e.g. 911)!

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