I’m admittedly a difficult person to travel with for one main reason: I have a lot of dietary restrictions. I am a pescatarian with a whole host of food intolerances. While I won’t bore you with the list, the biggest offenders are wheat, meat, dairy and sugar.
As much as I would love to be able to eat the cheap and authentic street food in every country- very few locations offer options that aren’t centered around meat, cheese and gluten.
Traveling full time for two years means I have often had to eat things that aren’t the best for me but over all, I’ve managed to survive in most destinations.
One of the biggest questions I get from friends at home is how am I not forced to eat meat while abroad, and my answer has always been, “It’s surprisingly easy.”
I may have had to put a little research and work in to ensure that I can still try delicious unique local food everywhere I go, but I have yet to go to a city where the choice was to starve or eat meat.