A beautiful and sunny day on the Santa Cruz Wharf in Northern California.

About Us

Welcome! We Are Fernweh Foreigner.

A mother and daughter with health issues, food allergies, active lifestyles, adventurous hearts, sports lovers (especially futbol) and an enormous desire to travel the world.

Together we are Fernweh Foreigner.

Christmas time at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

We’ve lived and traveled all over the US, traveled to numerous countries especially throughout Latin America and even lived abroad for a short time.

Although we don’t always get to travel together, we love when we get the chance because of our shared passion for culture, language, history, food, and sports.

Getting ready to take a trajinera ride at Xochimilco in Mexico City.

A few years ago we both found out about autoimmune issues and had to drastically change our diets. Between the two of us, we cut out Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Caffeine, Celery, certain GF flours and starches, certain Oils, and as much processed food as possible.

This didn’t make traveling very easy, but there was no way we were going to let that stop us. Now we just carefully plan and research so we can keep traveling and not worry about getting sick or feeling bad.

Snorkeling at Phil Foster Park in Riviera Beach, Florida.

We know how much anxiety can be caused by trying to stay healthy while traveling so we started this blog to help.

Why We Blog

➡️ We want to show that you can travel with dietary restrictions and allergies.

➡️ We want to help others choose a healthy lifestyle even while traveling.

➡️ And we want to make it easier to find all of this information about Healthy Travel.

What Does Fernweh Mean?

Fernweh (pronounced fern·v) is a combination of two words. “Fern” meaning distance, and “wehe” meaning ache or misery.

It is basically the opposite of being homesick. It is an ache to explore far away places; a longing for somewhere new; the craving for travel.

70 Countries, 50 US States, 6 Continents

After lots of research, inspirational pictures and travel tv shows, we came up with a list of all the top places we want to travel all over the world.

This would take us to 70 countries on 6 continents and all of the 50 US states. We got started on this list a few years ago and already have a few of the destinations lined up for later this year.

  • Chobe National Park, Botswana
  • Alexandria, Egypt
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Luxor, Egypt
  • Nile River, Egypt
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Kruger National Park, South Africa
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
  • Beijing, China
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Xi’an, China
  • Batam, Indonesia
  • Everywhere in Israel (8)
  • Nagano, Japan
  • Mount Fuji, Japan
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Petra, Jordan
  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Singapore
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Andorra
  • Innsbruck, Austria
  • Salzburg, Austria
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Antwerp, Belgium
  • Bruges, Belgium
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Split, Croatia
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Everywhere in England (15)
  • Tallinn, Estonia
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Paris, France
  • Everywhere in Germany (14)
  • Athens, Greece
  • Corinth, Greece
  • Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Everywhere in Ireland (7)
  • Everywhere in Italy (9)
  • Riga, Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Montenegro
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Lofoten Islands, Norway
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Krakow, Poland
  • Warsaw, Poland
  • Zakopane, Poland
  • Bucarest, Romania
  • Moscow, Russia
  • St Petersburg, Russia
  • Everywhere in Scotland (6)
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Lucenec, Slovakia
  • Velky Krtis, Slovakia
  • Everywhere in Spain (7)
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Gotland, Sweden
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Uppsala, Sweden
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Ephesus, Turkey
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Troy, Turkey
  • Kiev, Ukraine
  • Wales
North America
  • Belize
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Limon, Costa Rica
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Nuuk, Greenland
  • Everywhere in Mexico (23)
    • Cancun, Mexico
    • Chichen Itza, Mexico
    • Cholula, Mexico
    • Ensenada, Mexico
    • Mexico City, Mexico
    • Playa del Carmen, Mexico
    • Puebla, Mexico
  • Panama City, Panama
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • United States (50 States)
    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Mississippi
    • Nevada
    • New Jersey
    • New Mexico
    • New York
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
    • Wisconsin
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Tahiti
South America
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Patagonia, Argentina
  • Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Everywhere in Colombia (23)
    • Armenia, Colombia
    • Barranquilla, Colombia
    • Bogota, Colombia
    • Cali, Colombia
    • Cartagena, Colombia
    • Filandia, Colombia
    • Los Nevados, Colombia
    • Manizales, Colombia
    • Medellin, Colombia
    • Pereira, Colombia
    • Popayan, Colombia
    • Puerto Triunfo, Colombia
    • Salento, Colombia
    • San Agustin, Colombia
    • Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia
    • Santa Marta, Colombia
    • Santa Rosa de Cabal, Colombia
    • Villa de Leyva, Colombia
    • Zipaquira, Colombia
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Quito, Ecuador
  • Cusco, Peru
  • Lima, Peru
  • Montevideo, Uruguay

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Where We’ve Been Featured

We take pride in our collaborations and features. Here are a few places you can find us:

Boundless Roads – How To Travel Safely In Colombia

Gluten Free Journeys – Gluten-free In The United States

Finance Of America Reverse – How to Trace Your Family Tree

Travels With The Crew – Family Beaches In Southern California

Cheapism – Reasons Why Staying At A Hotel Beats A Vacation Rental

Travel Photo Discovery – Best Things To Do In Mexico City

Planning Away – Warm Winter Vacations In The USA

Always On The Shore – Amazing South Florida Beaches

Homeroom Travel – Winter Destinations In Arizona

Beyond Expat Life – Best Destinations To Celebrate Halloween

No Hurry To Get Home – Los Angeles Bucket List

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