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So I'm pretty new to Celiac and I'm finding what I'm reading on here very helpful so I'm looking for some more advice.

I'm planning a trip not too soon but I've learned that I always have to be ready for that what if situation. I don't want to be stuck feeling horrible for myself or having that feeling of what do i do now

Im going to las vegas and looking for any tips on places to go for places to eat or any advice people can give about traveling and having to deal with Celiac.. :)

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Research, research, research! I can't help with Vegas but one thing I found really helpful when travelling to the states ( meeting up with friends etc) was to have a bunch of options in mind, for suggestions. People generally don't care where they eat, it helps if someone can make the decision. If you've already worked out all the options (and I keep notes because I know I'll forget) then it's much easier to go somewhere safe for you.

Plus carry snacks. Google map your hotel, nearby supermarkets, whole foods, safe restaurants etc. Keep notes (I have a little notebook). It's great if you can get a hotel room with a fridge. Hotels can often put one in your room (if it doesn't come standard) and if they know it's for a medical reason, they often waive the charge.

Hope this helps

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Vegas is easy - Google Las Vegas - gluten friendly restaurants/hotels.

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Vegas can be hit or miss. I was there this past June and had done my research ahead of time and thought I had everything under control. The restaurants near where I was staying that I found online that had gluten-free menus were no longer in existence when I got there---other than the $$$ expensive ones.

Are you staying on the strip? Will you have transportation? Do you have to watch your money? Can you eat shellfish?

The high end restaurants on the strip like Mesa Grill have gluten-free selections but they are $$$ expensive and many of the choices are shellfish. The whole foods store is not far from the strip if you have transportation. The In-N-Out Burger has a double protein burger served with a lettuce wrap and a dedicated fryer for the fries---supposed to be a really great option for those with transportation or used to using public transit. There's supposed to be a couple little grocery stores, one on the south end of the strip near the ABC liquor but I never found it.

Caesar's was nice enough to provide a refrigerator for me at no charge because of the celiac, but they don't have microwaves in the rooms or provide them.

Serendipity 3, in front of Caesar's had a grilled chicken salad that was awesome. I wouldn't trust the food courts in the casinos. I tried to find something safe and paid for it. Also, it didn't seem like many of the restaurants in walking distance that weren't the expensive ones had no clue about gluten free, in my experience.

I'd pack some protein and crunchies in your checked baggage for those days you might not be up for the search for safe food, unless you have transportation or are comfortable using public transit in unfamiliar cities.

Some say they've had good luck with some of the buffets, but I wouldn't be willing to risk a buffet, especially on a trip.

Hope this helps! Have a great trip!

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I'm actually going to vegas in january. I've found out that there is a bakery that is gluten free and newly opened (http://www.beaumondebakery.com/). Apart from that I haven't done too much research. I haven't really travelled either and this will be a big challenge as it's an overseas trip for me. I read somewhere that the bigger places seem to be pretty good, and here in Australia I often manage to do okay just by asking for a steak or chicken/fish done in oil because I have an allergy if nothing else is available. I've actually eaten out quite a bit and haven't really been let down, so hopefully this continues! I figure that I should be fine. Just as a precaution I'm planning to bring food with me, mainly things like trail mix etc. I'm also going to pick up gluten free things from a supermarket while over there. I try to stay away from dairy but, if the need arises and being gluten and dairy free is too difficult, I'll try to be low dairy.

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