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About Claudia Laroye, The Curious Travel Mama

Claudia Laroye lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and two sons (ages 17 and 19). She started travelling at a very young age, and has never stopped. She’s had the fortune of visiting more than 20 countries on four continents, and has also lived abroad in Sweden. Claudia is passionate about family travel and about educating children through the travel experience. She is the author of the thetravellingmom.ca, and contributes to many online and print media publications. Connect with Claudia on Twitter as @travelling_mom.

10 Fantastique Things to Do in Montreal with Kids

As the largest French-speaking city in North America, Montreal stands out as a unique and historic metropolitan area. Its French-Canadian charm is mixed with many immigrant cultures that have made this city in Quebec a lively mix of people, food and attractions. This list of 10 fantastique things to do in Montreal with kids is sure to keep […]

Sonoma Valley Romantic Getaway at Applewood Inn

I believe with all my heart that parents should leave the children behind once per year for a romantic getaway. It’s good for your relationship, your soul, and, therefore, your kids. If you and your partner are in need of parental rest and like delicious food, great wine and incredible scenery, you’ll love Sonoma Valley, […]

What to Buy for a Cruise to Maximize Fun and Good Health at Sea

Wondering what to buy for a cruise? We’ve got you covered! Planning a cruise vacation is such an exciting time. There are so many destinations, cruise lines and ships to choose from. But before you race across that gangplank and hit up the buffet line, make sure your luggage contains cruise essentials. Here’s what to buy […]

Best Toys for Car Trips to Buy Before You Hit the Road

Planning a road trip with kids? If you’re stressing about what to pack to keep your family happy in the car or minivan, fear not. Whether you’re planning an epic multi-state vacation, a camping weekend, or time away at grandma’s house, you’re going to love our picks for the best toys for car trips. Best Toys for Car […]

Audiobooks for Family Road Trips that Kids AND Parents Enjoy

Audiobooks for family road trips make the miles zip by. Before leaving home, load up the smartphone or CD player with stories for everyone’s listening pleasure. Check out our picks for best audiobooks for family road trips with little kids, big kids, and tweens/teens. These audiobooks are sure to be a hit with kids and parents alike. Audiobooks for Family Road […]

Cabo San Lucas Tours that Add Excitement to Your Beach Vacation

Cabo San Lucas is world renowned for its deep sea fishing, swanky hotels and sandy beaches. This reputation is well-deserved but there are many more adventures to experience in this beautiful Mexican resort town. Leave your beach lounger for a day and book one (or more!) of these seven Cabo San Lucas tours to add […]

Canada in 2017 ~ Why to Make THIS the Year You Visit

Canada is a pretty happening place these days. This vast, friendly country is rolling out the red carpet for the world’s visitors to celebrate its 150th birthday. Come experience the beauty of this nation’s landscape and the warmth of its people this year. Here are 10 reasons to visit Canada in 2017. 1. It’s Canada’s 150th birthday! There will be […]

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort with Kids ~ A Wild Luxury Vacation

For the traveling family that’s been there and done that, the Clayoquot Wilderness Resort presents a new, grand opportunity to do something completely different. It’s a place to reconnect with the natural world and to each other. Here you will feel removed from the city and the stress of daily life. This is luxury family travel gone wild. […]

Considering Cabo? Here’s Why to Book Marina Fiesta Resort

Family-friendly resorts abound in Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Mexico. Marina Fiesta Resort, though, boasts the best location by far. It’s located smack in the middle of the popular Golden Zone at the Marina, and ten minutes by foot from Medano Beach. But that’s not all. Read my Marina Fiesta Resort review to decide […]

How to Save Money on First Class Flights

It can take hours to scour airline and travel aggregator websites to save money on First Class flights. Here’s great news for traveling moms and mompreneurs: now you can score the best flight prices without the hassle. Ultimate Class Airfares is a complimentary tool for booking First and Business Class flights at a discount. They find the best airlines […]

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet to Add Joy to the Journey

Because you love your pet, you probably feel at least a little guilty leaving Fido or Fluffy behind while you’re traveling. Bringing your pet along on vacation may be the answer. Traveling with your pet isn’t for every owner or animal, though. It takes extra planning and patience, but it can be super rewarding for both the person and the […]

10 Incredible Hot Springs for Families

What better way to unwind than a good soak in a hot tub of water? Even better is when that hot bath is heated by Mother Nature and surrounded by her beauty. In locations spanning the globe and each with its own appeal, check out these 10 incredible hot springs for families for a soothing, healthy dip. Blue […]

Tips for Saving Money on Vacation Transportation

Transportation costs can eat up a large portion of a family’s travel budget, even after reaching your destination. Thankfully, there are more ways to get from place to place then ever before. Here are some helpful tips for saving money on vacation transportation that will stretch your family’s holiday budget. This post is brought to you in partnership with RideshareApps.com. Take a […]