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About Claudia Laroye, The Curious Travel Mama

Claudia Laroye lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and two sons. She started traveling 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.

Best Things to Do at Niagara Falls with Kids and Teens

Niagara Falls became one of North America’s original modern-day vacation and honeymoon destinations in the 19th century. Everyone’s heard about it, and millions of people from every corner of the world have visited these beautiful waterfalls on the U.S.-Canada border. Discover the beauty of this famous international landmark with this list of the 12 best […]

Things to Do in Boise with Kids

When deciding where to go on your next family vacation, Boise, Idaho may not be the first place that comes to mind…but maybe it should be! Boise is home to recreational and outdoor activities that meet the needs of any adventure-seeking family. This incredibly friendly city is filled with many family attractions to explore. Here […]

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 on audio stories for everyone’s listening pleasure. This list of the best audiobooks for road trips includes picks for young children, grade school aged kids, and teens. Plus, these audiobooks for kids of all ages are sure to be a hit […]

Things to Do with Kids in Whistler in Summer

You might think Whistler, British Columbia is a winter-only destination. Think again! There are as many things to do in Whistler in summer with kids as during the mountain town’s popular ski season. Here are nine fantastic family-friendly activities that will ensure an action-packed summertime holiday. 1. Zipline through a rainforest. Fly through a  rainforest, […]

Babymoon Tips for Parents-to-Be

What is a babymoon? Parents-to-be connect, relax and enjoy each other’s company before the child is born and life changes forever on a babymoon vacation. These couples retreats have become a hot travel trend for expectant couples seeking one last baby-free vacation. Here are some babymoon tips from travel experts to help you make the […]

8 Myrtle Beach Family Activities and Attractions You’ll Love

For an affordable and guaranteed good time in the sunshine — set your sights on Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. From gators to golf, these eight Myrtle Beach family activities and attractions will keep kids entertained, happy, and ready to drop from exhaustion at the end of the day. It’s the perfect recipe for a successful […]

8 Best Hotel Pools in Canada for Families

When traveling with kids in Canada and beyond, smart parents know to always book a hotel with a fabulous pool. Some of the Canadian hotel pools listed here feature incredible views, while others boast waterslides or amazing amenities. All of them offer the chance to have fun and splash the stress away after a long […]

Airport Security with Kids ~ 9 Tips to Improve Your Family’s Flight Experience

Almost everyone loves to travel, but no one likes going through airport security. (Sorry TSA!) These nine tips for airport security with kids will make your travels smoother so you can get to your destination with your sanity intact. Buckle your safety belt because your family’s going to be all set for take off! 1. Prepare […]

All-Inclusive Beach Thanksgiving Vacations for Families

It’s a joy to come together to feast and spend time with loved ones. But hosting Thanksgiving can also be a major hassle. These all-inclusive resorts will inspire your family to ditch the dishes in favor of a relaxing beach Thanksgiving vacation. Meliá Nassau Beach – The Bahamas Situated on a 1,000-foot stretch of spectacular […]

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. Located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, this resort is a place to reconnect with the natural world and to each other. Here you will feel removed from the city […]

Tips for Visiting Canada’s Wonderland Theme Park

While Canada may not be as well known for its theme parks or roller coasters as its U.S. neighbor, there is one place that certainly satisfies amusement park lovers above the 49th parallel: Canada’s Wonderland. Located north of Toronto, this beloved park has been in operation since 1981. Every year it gets bigger as it adds new rides, […]

Tips for Visiting Fabulous Fiji with Kids and Teens

When I was a kid, Fiji lived in my dreams as a magical, faraway land of palm-tree studded islands surrounded by turquoise water and millions of fish. Last fall my dream became reality. That’s when my family and I discovered that Fiji is exactly as I’d pictured it, if not even more spectacular. If you’re […]

Oahu with Kids ~ Attractions the Whole Family Will Love

I’ve been visiting Hawaii since I was child, starting in the 1970s. I have many wonderful memories of Oahu in particular, many of which would never make it into any guidebook because they’re quite personal and meaningful only to me. I still smile when I think about the cute pedicab driver I had a teenage […]