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Blog – July 5

This year’s Galactosemia Conference will be in The City Beautiful or what I would consider “Where Dreams Come True”.

The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld will be hosting this year’s conference from July 28-30.

If you plan on staying a few extra days before or after the conference, there will be plenty to see and do! I was lucky to live in this city for over seven years and during that time I worked at both Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando. There are three major theme parks right in that area you can experience.

And if you plan on dining inside the parks the cast members and team, take diet restrictions very seriously. Before you order off the menu let your server know that you have a serious diet restriction; sometimes they will have a special menu but not always. You also can ask to have the chef come out to your table if you have questions about the menu. Usually, the server can answer your questions as well. If you choose to ask the server any questions regarding the menu when they turn in the order it goes directly to the chef and they ensure it is prepared without whatever restriction you are requesting. Another nice thing the restaurants at these theme parks do is make sure the plate is marked as an allergy and the food runner brings that plate out by itself. They never carry any other dishes along with the allergy plates.

If theme parks aren’t your thing, you have another option…BEACHES of course!! But you must decide if you want to venture to the Atlantic Coast or the Gulf Coast? My personal favorite is the Gulf Coast on the west side of Florida. Gorgeous beaches, white sands and beautiful ocean views. The Atlantic Coast on the east side has plenty to offer with water sports and better waves. Whichever you choose you are sure to have wonderful experience!

Check out the links for the theme parks below:

And of course, we cannot forget what Florida is known for…GATORS. If gators are your thing, check out Gatorland for an affordable fun-filled day!

If you want help planning or booking your trip, feel free to email me at and I can send you the information for travel agents who specialize in Orlando-area vacations!