Speak Up When Traveling With Food Allergies

We recently visited Niagara Falls. We stayed at the Embassy Suites in Ontario not only for the beautiful view of the Falls, but also because we would have a microwave, refrigerator and dining sized table in our suite.

All very helpful when traveling with food allergies.

When we arrived with our packed cooler, we found the refrigerator was about the size of a large shoebox. After much shuffling, I managed to cram our cold items in, but I was disappointed  in having to unpack the refrigerator every time we wanted to get something out of it. The next morning I noticed that the refrigerator wasn't keeping things very cold. I called the front desk.

"Oh, the unit in the rooms is little more than a cooler," I was told. "We'll send a refrigerator up right away."

And they did. The tall dorm size refrigerator was perfect for our needs.

Who knew we just needed to ask?

The next morning we went down to the included buffet breakfast. We asked the hostess about the ingredients in the bacon as we wondered if there was anything our dairy, egg, peanut, nut allergic child could eat. She said she would check with the chef.

The chef approached us and reached into a cabinet and pulled out a sheet of paper. On the paper was a table listing every breakfast item  and indicating if the item was safe for someone with a milk, egg, peanut or tree nut allergy. Perfect! My food allergic child enjoyed their Fruit Loops®, home fries, bacon, fruit and orange juice each morning of our stay.

Who knew we just needed to ask?

While we were prepared for whatever the trip threw at us, we learned that, at least at this hotel, was very accommodating when we let them know what we needed.

Sometimes you just need to ask.


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These are some important allergy symptoms. You should remember that if you know the symptoms of allergy then you can treat it better. If you don’t know the symptoms of allergy then obiuvisly you can’t treat this and from this reason your allergy becomes your disease and then you will have to treat this at high scale. So know the symptoms of allergies.
Food allergy is also one kind of allergies this is may cause:
• Tingling mouth
• Swelling of the lips, tongue, face or throat
• Hives
• Anaphylaxis
Allergies are due to an overactive immune system and are universally recognized as an inappropriate immune system response that is out of proportion to the offending allergen. Food allergies are also unhelpfully classed as a psychosomatic illness by western doctors.

Always Sick Chick said...

Embassy Suites? I wonder if all locations are like that...or rather, supposed to be like that. I'll have to look into it. Thanks for sharing!

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Anonymous said...

Good to know about Embasy suites. We are staying at one next month and I was just planning to bring my own food for my daughter (PN and TN). I'll call them before. Whoa, I don't like buffets!

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