Author Archives: Karl Peterson

About Karl Peterson

Karl Peterson is an avid traveler, passionate about food and food-related entertainment, completely allergic to dairy. He is founder, owner and principle contributor to "The Dairy Free Traveler" blog. The Dairy Free Traveler perfectly dovetails two of his greatest areas of interest: traveling near and far, and searching for great cuisine (especially dairy free!) The Dairy Free Traveler publishes original material about the dairy free lifestyle, eating the best food in the most interesting destinations around the world. Karl's tours take him from thriving New York City, to exotic Marrakesh, to elegant Paris bistros -- (yes! even Parisians have gotten on the dairy free bandwagon.) The Dairy Free Traveler himself also engages with independent dairy free food producers, highlighting new dairy free product launches and events that support dairy free entrepreneurs. Peterson is among the top 7 most widely read TripAdvisor reviewers in New York City and is repeatedly cited as a Top Contributor at His reviews have garnered more than 542,000 readers -- half in the U.S., and half among the many countries he has visited around the world. Beyond writing this blog, Peterson is a published author, with contributions to "Savoring Gotham" edited by Andrew F. Smith (published 2015 by Oxford University) and the forthcoming Oxford Companion to Cheese (a bit ironic, yes, but a professional is often asked to stretch beyond their comfort zone!).

From Roma Termini Stazione to Our Apartment in Cannaregio, Venice

After a splendid and very full week in Rome, it was time for Therese and I to travel by train to Venice, for the last two weeks of our Italy vacation in October.  The high speed train from Rome’s Termini … Continue reading

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Hilton Paris Opera and Marché aux Puces on Last Day in France

Our trip to France was at an end.  But we did have a chunk of a day, at least, before we had to head to the airport.  And we were in Paris, so there was no shortage of options of … Continue reading

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Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Café Les Deux Magots and Jardin du Luxembourg

Whenever Therese and I return to Paris, France – which is rather often in our traveling life, seeing as how I have been to Paris on four trips in seven years with her – I usually try to see something … Continue reading

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Antico Caffé Santamaria and Olive Dolci on Mosaic Day in Rome

I am totally burying the lead on this post, but it’s because I don’t want the food – the dairy free aspect of the narrative – to get too lost in the shuffle, as it too often does.  You see, … Continue reading

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Eglise Temple Neuf and Chez Tante Liesel in Strasbourg

My Thursday in Strasbourg in July finished up with a visit to one more church, Eglise Temple Neuf, and meeting Therese for a little shopping and ice cream, followed by dinner at Chez Tante Liesel, a small charming restaurant on … Continue reading

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Villa Farnesina, Santa Maria in Trastevere and Hotel Forum Restaurant

With just a couple of days left in our week in Rome, Thursday found us visiting a somewhat out-of-the-way neighborhood, that is, Trastevere, on the west side of the Tiber River.  We would visit one of the private-home art museums, … Continue reading

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Gare Centrale, Petite France and l’Artichaut in Strasbourg

Thursday of our week in Strasbourg, France was a mixed bag – part practical, part leisurely, part on my own, and part with Therese.  As for that last one, I hoped that Therese would spend the entire afternoon with me; … Continue reading

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