Timid Travelers


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The Timid Traveler is one who craves adventure, but finds comfort in planning and preparation. They have genuine concerns or travel anxieties, and questions that need answers before wholeheartedly embarking on a journey.

To us, timidness is not a bad thing! Feeling timid or nervous when planning a trip to a new country is natural.

Diving headfirst into a new adventure can be daunting—and rightfully so! Poor planning can lead to unexpected obstacles and unnecessary stress. It’s okay to be a Timid Traveler. All you need is proper planning to overcome your hesitations and minimize your travel anxieties.

Many Timid Travelers wonder:

  • How do I know what to pack for Costa Rica?
  • As a person with food allergies or a gluten intolerance, what will I eat when I’m there?
  • What type of transportation will I take when I arrive?
  • How will I communicate my needs in the native language?

Your questions and concerns are completely valid, and we can relate!

We’ve been there.

I always felt comfortable and safe while being immersed in the local culture and cuisine! My child and I both have celiac disease, so being able to rest assured that she was safe and not going to be exposed to gluten and become ill during our trip meant the world to me.

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Face Your Hesitation With Increased Preparedness

Being a timid traveler doesn’t mean you back down from adventure; it means you embrace the challenge and plan ahead. That’s where we step in! We have the tools and resources you need to expand your comfort zone with confidence, and take on new challenges that you otherwise may not.

Let us help you plan your authentic Costa Rican adventure through expert advising from a person who’s been in your shoes.

Zaney Travel Empowers You to Have Confidence In:

Zaney Travel made it possible for a solo female traveler to explore this beautiful place with absolutely no worries. The guide he paired me with became my immediate best friend! Everything I wanted to do is what we did! I never once felt unsafe. I enjoyed trying different foods and different activities that I would not get to experience here in the United States. If you are on the fence about traveling please do yourself a favor and book a trip with Zaney Travel. I promise you will be so glad you did!

We are here to normalize the discussion of travel anxiety and the fear of traveling.

There is nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of. You’re not alone!

Do you have some specific anxiety triggers?



Do you have specific concerns, or generalized anxiety?

Are you traveling with food allergies, or traveling with celiac disease, or looking for a gluten free adventure?

By understanding your specific fears and concerns, we can take the necessary steps to minimize these anxieties on your trip.

We take a realistic approach to remedy travel anxiety, because we know there are inevitably some things you can’t change. We prepare you to understand what you can’t control before you get there.

We want to talk to you, gain a genuine understanding of your needs and goals, and work with you to plan an unforgettable experience.

One of the most amazing memories in my life. Costa Rica! OMG!!! Breathtaking! The waterfalls are to die for! The adventures are endless! Although I had always wanted to see new places and experience new things I had never traveled before because of anxiety. I’m so glad that I finally did it. I felt safe secure and Comfortable! I can’t wait to go back!

Ready for an adventure that minimizes your anxiety and gives you an authentic Costa Rican experience?

Extra Peace of Mind

These gluten free restaurant cards are translated into Spanish and written in a friendly way.

While there are many other gluten-free cards for Celiacs available, we prefer our version because it speaks to the culture of Costa Rica – which is friendly and helpful.

There are two sizes, 4×6″ and a bi-fold half page, both of which can be printed and cut for your convenience.

What it says:

Hello, I need your help, please.
I have a disease called celiac disease. If I eat foods that contain gluten, I will get very sick. I am very careful about the foods I eat.

  • I cannot eat foods that contain flour or cereals, such as: wheat, barley, oats or rye.
  • I cannot eat foods that have wheat flour or breadcrumbs.
  • I cannot eat soy sauce, MSG or any sauce.
  • I cannot eat any food that has been cooked with gluten.
  • My food should not be cooked with oil, hands, cutting boards, pans or utensils that have been used with foods that contain gluten.

If you are not sure if the food is gluten free, please tell me.

I can eat many other things that you might prepare here, such as beans and rice, cheese, corn, eggs, fruits, meat and fish, milk, potatoes and vegetables.

Thank you very much!

Fill out the form to be redirected to download the cards. A link will also be emailed to you (be sure to check your spam folder if you haven’t received it).

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    The celiac card looks great, and I'm really looking forward to using it on my upcoming trip to Costa Rica. I discovered your services through Taylor Silfverduk (@celiacdietician) on instagram, a while back, and then the stars aligned for me to take a much needed trip.