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About me

Hi! Thank you for visiting glutenfreejourneys.com. In this blog I will tell you more about me and how I started this website.

Who am I?

My name is Kim, 24 years old and I live in a small town in South- Holland, the Netherlands. At the age of 9 I was diagnosed with celiac disease and as a result, I was bound to a gluten-free diet. In the beginning I found this very difficult, luckily there are now a lot more (tasty) gluten-free products available. After a while I started to find my way more and more in the gluten-free diet. Only in social situations I sometimes find it difficult to always be the one with the separate food. I accepted that now and I know my way around in my own country.

When I was 16 years old I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, in daily life that bothers me more than celiac disease. I continue to find the gluten-free diet difficult on vacation, that was my biggest motivation to set up this website.


The start of the website

When I travel I gratefully use the Findmeglutenfree app. Unfortunately, nearby locations are not always available, especially when you are in smaller towns. I have noticed that I really enjoy having a reliable hotel that I can fall back on. It is nice to be able to go out and explore after having a good breakfast and to know that you can also go back for lunch or dinner if you can't find a gluten-free restaurant.

If you do good research, you can find plenty about gluten-free travel. You can follow bloggers, search yourself on Google or join a Facebook group where tips are given. What I missed, however, was a website where everything is clearly bundled and other gluten-free travelers can leave comments so you can compare. With no experience I started to make a website myself, I do it as a hobby next to my teaching job so it took some time and energy! The website has now been checked by a web developer and IT professional and the website came online on June 12, 2021!

Please note that experiences are collected on the website, this is no guarantee of success, everyone's gluten-free diet is different. Please always contact the hotel to discuss your gluten free dietary requirements.

Do you have suggestions for the website, do you want to contribute ideas or collaborate? Feel free to message me!

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