Excellent wesite for peanut allergic travelers

Posted on: Thu, 02/08/2007 - 5:38am
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Hello fellow peanut allergy experiencers,

I've been peanut allergic since birth and have had to be on continuous vigilence for the 47 years I've of my time on Earth. Here is a website link that I found that looks to be of great benefit for travelers:

[url="http://www.selectwisely.com"]www.selectwisely.com[/url]

They sell cards you can carry with you while traveling, which state your allergy information in a foreign language as well as in English. (Interestingly enough, their example picture card is for peanut allergy.)

I have not purchased from them, but I do wish I had of known about their service on some of my travels.

If anyone decides to use their service I'd love to know how it goes.

In Health,

Marina

Posted on: Thu, 02/08/2007 - 10:26am
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This is great, Marina. Thanks for posting. Can't say I do any traveling, but you never know!

Posted on: Thu, 02/08/2007 - 12:24pm
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We have used them and reccomended them to others too. They have good customer service and will even do custom cards if you have unique allergies or language needs.
I would reccomend them even if you feel you are able to speak the other language well, as they really get peoples attention and can be taken to the chef without any problems with translation.

Posted on: Wed, 03/28/2007 - 4:09pm
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Wow, thank you so much for posting the link!
We made a card ourselves when we visited France a few years ago. We had a French-fluent friend translate for us and then we used some lamination sheets on it -- similar concept. And it worked really well. We found out that many of the Creperies in Paris use hazelnut oil in their Crepes. Alas, the kids could not have any crepes AT ALL. They were disappointed, but kept safe.
I love the idea of being able to buy the cards from this company. And they have them in so many languages! What a great idea!

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