Hello World, Fellow Crohnies!
I've had Crohn's Disease for twenty years, diagnosed in 1993 at the age of 13, but Crohn's Disease does not define who I am. It is merely one part of the broader mosaic of my life - as a wife, daughter, world traveler, writer, yogi, and nonprofit worker. During a recent flare-up of my disease, I delved back into online research and found two new truths:
- There's a LOT of bad information out there. It's like wikipedia spawned itself and has taken over the web.
- Blogs are awesome! While many are geared towards a particular diet or cooking for special needs (Crohn's/IBD, IBS, Gluten-Free, SCD, etc...), a catch-all blog for Crohn's seems few and far between. My goal is to fill that void, particularly tailored to traveling with Crohn's and taking on the world, even during a flare.
I've traveled to more than twenty countries, including a 3-month solo backpacking jaunt across Europe. Whether traveling to a developing country, or a road trip for work or pleasure, Crohnie Travels will be your go-to source for tips and strategies.
"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson