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A collection of healthy travel articles including where to find gluten free food throughout Asia with particular tips for Thailand, Malaysia and India.

Maintaining your personal version of a healthy diet while travelling can be very challenging, particularly in countries where the food differs so much from your own. However, eating well becomes even more important to keep you energised and motivated, and to defend your body against all the foreign pathogens you might encounter. When I travel I accept that adherence to a grain free diet all the time simply isn’t possible for that period of travel – I discuss why in this post.

However, sticking to gluten free is critical for ensuring I feel well and enjoy myself. This can be tricky, especially in countries where gluten free has not become a big thing yet.

In 2016 I travelled for six months throughout Asia. I want to use my experiences, challenges and lessons learned trying to eat well abroad to help you. In my series of travel articles I have written quite extensively about many of the places we visit throughout Asia and I give tips on how to find gluten free options in these destinations.

During our adventures we have the time to get well off the beaten track so I will also aim to give some helpful advice to other travellers looking to explore these beautiful and relatively remote parts of the world throughout Thailand, Malaysia, India and more. Please use the comment sections to give me your feedback. I hope I can help make your trip slightly easier!

Mae Hong Son, Northern Thailand by a no grainer

Mae Hong Son is Thailand's most northwestern province and hugs the border with Myanmar. It is characterised by green, undulating mountains and is a popular place to explore on a motorbike. Pai (more here) is the main traveller destination in Mae Hong Son, but if you...

Travelling gluten free

Hello readers and sorry it has been a while! I am currently lucky enough to be travelling Asia for six months and blogging hasn't been quite at the top of my list. However, I thought it would be a good idea to use some of my experiences to provide some tips on eating...

Gluten free on Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Literally translated as brown eagle, which is the symbol of Langkawi Island, this duty free destination is a good place to find cheap alcohol and some nice views. As a result it is a very popular backpacker destination and certainly worth a stop if you're coming from...

Camel treks in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Recommendation number four for India during August and September, the tail end of monsoon season, is camel trekking through the deserts near Jaisalmer.  When you move to the West of Rajasthan and arrive in the desert city of Jaisalmer, the feelings of Arabian nights...

Gluten free secrets of Koh Phangan

The many faces of Koh Phangan No matter what you want out of a Thai island getaway Koh Phangan will satisfy you. Even if you’re not after the hectic partying brought by the infamous Full Moon parties, Koh Phangan has plenty to offer those seeking a more chilled out...

Gluten free Thai food by a no grainer

Having spent over six weeks in Thailand (with more planned) I feel fairly confident in giving my readers some tips on how to find good gluten free Thai food. In this post I cover the basics of finding delicious gluten free options and in later articles I will...

Kerela Houseboats: organising a great Alleppey experience

Recommendation number one for travelling India in August and September, the tail end of monsoon season. Kerela is definitely one of the most popular tourist states in India, with a number of beautiful destinations to tickle your fancy. Most famous are the Kerela...

Grain free travel

No I am not being a hypocrite. However, a totally grain free diet just doesn't align with my goals when I travel. Read on for my perspective on strict grain free travel and learn how I choose to eat and why when abroad.  The whole point of a no grainer is to educate...

Gluten free in Pai, Thailand

Over the past few weeks I have posted a few articles about gluten free travel in Asia and particularly Thailand. In my next articles I write more specifically about some of the places we have visited and provide tips on transport routes, places to stay and how to eat...

Top experiences for the tail end of monsoon in India

The Indian monsoon is one of the most famous and weather systems in the world. Economically it is a vital system that brings water to crops all over the country. It has been well understood and anticipated by the Indian population for centuries, yet remains one of the...

Camel treks in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Recommendation number four for India during August and September, the tail end of monsoon season, is camel trekking through the deserts near Jaisalmer.  When you move to the West of Rajasthan and arrive in the desert city of Jaisalmer, the feelings of Arabian nights...

Food paradise in Panjim, Goa

Recommendation number two for travelling India in August and September, the tail end of monsoon season is the Goan capital Panjim.  Goa is the Indian state renowned for its laid back vibe and beautiful beaches. However, if you are visiting during monsoon (April to...

Travelling India by a no grainer

Travel in India isn’t easy. The streets are loud, busy and dirty and there is constantly people staring at you – not always in a friendly manner. I wouldn’t believe anyone who says that they love everything about India; the sheer number of people alone can be quite...

Gluten free in Pai, Thailand

Over the past few weeks I have posted a few articles about gluten free travel in Asia and particularly Thailand. In my next articles I write more specifically about some of the places we have visited and provide tips on transport routes, places to stay and how to eat...

Grain free travel

No I am not being a hypocrite. However, a totally grain free diet just doesn't align with my goals when I travel. Read on for my perspective on strict grain free travel and learn how I choose to eat and why when abroad.  The whole point of a no grainer is to educate...

Me and gluten free choices

In my first article from Asia last week I provided some general advice on travelling gluten free in Asia and why it can be a health choice even for those who do not have Coealic disease. In this brief post I want to explain my journey to identifying my gluten...

Travelling gluten free

Hello readers and sorry it has been a while! I am currently lucky enough to be travelling Asia for six months and blogging hasn't been quite at the top of my list. However, I thought it would be a good idea to use some of my experiences to provide some tips on eating...

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