Welcome to the travel blog that inspires gluten free adventures.
Jasmine was a full-time traveler for 2 years, after which she spent 7 months back in the UK saving up for her trip around India where she completed her yoga teacher training course. Next up was a year in England furthering her yoga teacher training and career and now she’s on a trip around South America! As a coeliac and vegetarian she doesn’t let gluten get in the way of her desire to explore. Join “Coeliac on the Road” and be inspired to view gluten free travel as a pleasure, not a burden.
I’ve always loved travel. Being coeliac won’t stop me from exploring the world and experiencing different ways of living. I’ve been all over the world. The possibilities are endless and I’m so grateful that I was diagnosed so that I could identify the problem and cut out gluten to go onto lead a healthy life that enables me to go on countless adventures.
On this blog you will find:
It makes a unique traveller being gluten-free AND a vegetarian, there’s that little bit extra organisation needed to ensure there will be the right food available but gluten free travel is a pleasure, not a burden. So far I’ve travelled Morocco as a coeliac, volunteered in the West Bank, visited Germany, France, Réunion Island, India, Brazil and all kinds of places across the UK.
because for me being coeliac is all about having a good relationship with food – viewing it as a valuable source of nutrients. Putting together freshly prepared ingredients and cooking a meal from scratch is nurturing your self. And with all the damage our insides have put up with from eating gluten previous to diagnosis, it deserves some wholesome, nutritious, fresh and hand cooked grub! I was brought up a vegetarian so that plays a big role in my recipes and the way I view food.
Another important aspect of food, for me, is the way in which it is sourced. Local veg, organic where possible, fair trade if sourced from afar and an awareness of where food comes from. If I did eat meat, I would only eat organic, free range and responsibly reared animals. On my WWOOF trip I inquired into sustainable living and learnt all about organic growing.
as I suss out trying to get my body to 100% health and moving forward from illness.
Jasmine Irving is a writer, traveller, TEFL English Teacher and qualified yoga teacher.
She graduated from Falmouth University (UK) with a First Class BA HONS Degree in English Literature and Media Studies, specialising in feminist, post colonial theory. She missed her graduation ceremony because she was WWOOFing on an organic farm with an autonomous community. She spent 14 months travelling by staying with hosts and working in exchange for food and board. She actively seeks ways to make positive contributions to the local and global community.
In 2016 she returned from Réunion Island where she worked as an English assistant for the British Council and an English teacher at KoSez. She then went on to work in a vegetarian cafe to save up for training in India to become a yoga teacher. She writes in her spare time and is at present travelling South America living and working with different communities.
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Jasmine regularly writes for online publications. You can find her previously published work here:
“Five Reasons Gluten Free Travel is a Pleasure not a Burden” for Positive News
“Catalysing Change” for Positive News
She was also interviewed to feature in a piece in The Guardian about “Inspiring Lifestyles for 2016”
And interviewed for “The Cool Graduate: Inspirational Graduate of the Week”