Special dietary requirements? Stay in a holiday apartment
For many people, travel is synonymous with trying new foods - taking a holiday is often a great chance to sample local produce at cafes and restaurants.
Yet if you have special dietary requirements, staying in hotels and eating out can be more of a nightmare than a dream.
The good news is, there is an alternative that can make finding foods to suit your diet easier... have you considered staying in a holiday apartment?
These come equipped with fully functional kitchens, allowing you to do all of your own shopping and cooking - easy!
There are Mantra hotels, resorts and holiday apartments in Cairns, the Gold Coast and everywhere in between, so no matter your destination, you can be sure to find yourself a room with a kitchen.
Having the freedom to cook your own food will give you peace of mind that you'll be able to eat the food your body needs, whether you are vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free!
"Make your holiday menu special by shopping for fresh produce at the local markets, or exploring what nearby food shops have to offer."
That said, just because you have special dietary requirements doesn't mean you should miss out on trying new recipes when you're on holiday.
Make your holiday menu special by shopping for fresh produce at the local markets, or exploring what nearby food shops have to offer.
You'd also be surprised at the number of cafes and restaurants that meet special dietary requirements.
Vegetarian and vegan restaurants are popping up all over the place, and most cafes offer gluten-free alternatives to their delicious cakes and slices.
For example, if you are staying in Brisbane you can choose between a range of options. Head to the Banana Lounge vegan café for a smoothie, juice or even a burrito, or track down the Ykillamoocow stall at the Green Flea Markets, which has vegan sausage rolls, pies and other pastry treats.
No matter where you are in Australia, a quick Google search is sure to bring up a variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
And if nothing takes your fancy, at least with a holiday apartment you have the freedom to whip up your own tasty creation!