26 Jan

RVFTA #126 The Gift of the RV Kitchen: Traveling with Special Dietary Needs

 

On this episode of the RV Family Travel Atlas podcast, The Gift of the RV Kitchen, we are talking about one of the most amazing parts of RV travel…carrying your kitchen with you on the road!

For some of us, this is merely a convenience that we have become attached to, but travelers with special dietary needs, a self-contained kitchen is the only thing that makes travel a viable option.

Addressing allergies or dietary restrictions while traveling in an RV can be an overwhelming and daunting process, but we don’t want anyone to feel like it’s an insurmountable obstacle. So we invited Jenn and Jerome Braga from Our1Chance.com to pass along their advice for living an adventurous life while still staying safe and healthy.

Segment One: Meet the Bragas

The Bragas life took a dramatic turn when their youngest daughter was diagnosed with severe allergies. Although they were scared and overwhelmed, they were also determined to live life to the fullest and learn how to manage this ‘gift’. After purchasing a travel trailer so they could still vacation as a family, Jenn and Jerome discovered that they loved the RV lifestyle. Now they spend months at a time on the road every year in their renovated fifth wheel.

Their family business is professional photography, so as soon as the wedding season wraps up in the fall, they hit the road and head south. The trips keep getting longer and longer, and they have learned lessons along the way. Listen to this segment to hear a compelling story of parents determined meet life’s obstacles with grace and joy. Jen and Jerome will explain how they truly learned the gift of each and every day, and what they are doing to live life to the fullest.

Segment Two: 5 Tips for Managing Allergies While Traveling

Jenn and Jerome Braga have a ton of great advice for traveling while maintaining an allergen-free environment. In this segment they share their top 5 tips for managing allergies on the road.

  • Get what you can, when you can.
  • Always keep the next meal prepped in advance.
  • Spend time, money, and effort developing food packing solutions.
  • Be willing to make changes to your RV kitchen.
  • Make your RV a safe space for the person with allergies.

You can learn more about the Braga’s journey by visiting:

For more about using your RV kitchen to make family travel easier and healthier, you can check out Episode #32: Camp Food Rules, where Stephanie shared her 5 tips for feeding the Lively Little Campers while on the road.

You might think special dietary needs will keep you chained to your sticks and bricks kitchen. But we know that even the most challenging food allergies can be managed with an RV kitchen. Learn more by listening to Episode #126: The Gift of the RV Kitchen.

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