The Travelling Mom

979 Flips | 12 Magazines | 6 Likes | 45 Following | 1,152 Followers | @ClaudiaLaroye | Claudia @thetravellingmom is a freelance travel writer based in Vancouver, Canada. She loves to travel with her family, and share the educational value of travelling with children. Sharing the best of family, adventure, luxury and wellness travel tips and destination advice. Go Play Outside!

How to Spend the Best Weekend in Montreal

As the major French-speaking city in North America, Montréal stands out as a unique and historic city that transports visitors to another time and …

European Travel

Disney VIP Tours: 48 Hours at the Happiest Place on Earth

Do you ever wonder what it is like to be part of the Disney VIP Tours? My family and I had an opportunity to experience what it is like and it did …

Walt Disney Company

Our Tips for Exploring Uluru with Kids

<i>This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to read our Disclosure.</i><p>Nothing quite prepares you for your first sight of Uluru. You have likely …

Australia

Men’s Travel Clothes, Male-Modeled Amid Flowers

Want travel clothes for men? My husband is a male model and will show you what to pack! Er, truthfully — my husband is actually a middle school …

Middle School

East Anglia family road trip – through history

Collaborative post/affiliate links* With its endless fields of green, broken by splashes of bright yellow flowers in bloom, twisting country roads …

Archaeology

Guide and Tips for Visiting Kauai's Na Pali Coast

Guide and Tips for Visiting<p>Kauai’s Na Pali Coast<p>Kauai is known as the "Garden Island," and for good reason, it is one of the wettest places on earth. …

Hawaii

Where the Magic Happens - how one family sailed around the world

In 2014 a British family of five set off on what most people would call, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. They packed up their belongings, took their …

Sailing

12 Reasons To Add Canada On Your Bucket List

There is no denying that Canada boasts of some of the most beautiful locations and natural marvels in the whole world. There is everything here …

Hiking

How to Keep Your Underwear Clean on the Road

Let’s talk delicates, shall we? How do you keep your underwear, swimsuits, baby and fitness clothes clean on the road? It’s not always easy, …

Swimwear

The Top 5 Tips for Driving in Europe

We drove over 5,000 km through 5 European countries in our rental car – an Opel Astra (not shown above!) – on our recent family holiday. The car …

Bike Lanes

<i>This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to read our Disclosure.</i><p>We spent the Easter school holidays driving from Melbourne to Uluru, through …

Australia

The first time I went on a cruise, I was instantly won over – despite being a little dubious in advance. And if that particular voyage was all about …

Cruise Ships

Why Hostelling Makes for an Excellent Travel Adventure

Travellers have never had so many travel accommodation options. From home swaps to AirBnB, couch-surfing to good old-fashioned hotel stays, the ways …

Hospitality

A Visit to the Alice Springs Desert Park

<i>This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to read our Disclosure.</i><p>Alice Springs offers a wealth of great attractions and the Desert Park is …

What is a Tasting Menu? See Beautiful Food Photos of one in Portland, Maine!

What is a Tasting Menu? Why, it’s a combination of art, theater, and incredible food! Over the course of many courses, a restaurant’s star chef …

Flavors

The best way to spend a day in Mount Dora, Florida

<b>Just over 30 miles North West of Orlando lies the quaint city of Mount Dora. Nestled on the shores of Lake Dora, the area maintains that sleepy,</b> …

Hershey Lodge: A Family Weekend Getaway

As you enter the Hershey Lodge the first thing you notice is the smell of chocolate that fills the lobby. Then you realize this is no ordinary place. …

The Ultimate in Wild Luxury at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

As our floatplane lifts away from Vancouver, the landscape changes. Gleaming high-rises fall away in favor of towering green pine trees that cover …

Burg Eltz Castle in Germany

Rick Steves calls this the ‘<i>most beautiful castle in Europe</i>‘. It is certainly one of the neatest and most well-preserved castles we’ve ever …

Attending a Papal Audience in Vatican City

Did you know that you can arrange to attend a Papal audience with the Pope and, if you’re lucky, be less than 20 feet away from His Holiness? And do …

3 Days in Venice: city break with teens part 1 Map & Family

<b>Our top ten tips for a family trip to Venice with teens. Where to go and what to do in 3 days in Venice: getting around, best buys, and a useful</b> …

A wonderful weekend in one of Puglia's best family villas

Corte dei Messapi<p>I recently spent a long weekend in Puglia, Italy, which was truly lovely. Although I’ve visited some of Italy’s main attractions …

Travel Hacking and Using Points to Travel

I love saving money. It is built into my genes. It is who I am.<p>Unless you are independently wealthy, if you want to travel MORE together as a family, …

Old Buildings Transformed to New, Using Art, in Pietermaai District Curaçao

Willemstad, Curaçao has some of the most colorful buildings in the world, yet due to the tides of history and the blazing Caribbean island sun, this …

Abolition

10 Family-Friendly Things to Do on Kauai with Kids

As my father reminded me recently, <i>there is only one Hawaii</i>. The allure and beauty of the Islands are unique unto themselves, and we’ve been lucky to …

The JW Marriott: One of the Best Places to Stay in Vancouver

For locals interested in a romantic getaway, or visitors attending sporting events, shows and concerts in Vancouver’s entertainment district, the new …

Food Glorious Food: Healthy Travel Snacks for Kids

Your plane has been delayed for 2 hours and the kids are starving. You had planned to feed them with the breakfast service on the flight (rare these …

The Best List of Free Things to Do in Vancouver

Ah, lovely Vancouver! It’s not a surprise that this sparkling west coast city is filled with wonderful things to see, do and experience for …

Western Canada

All aboard! It's time for tea and cakes

Katja Gaskell<p>Co-Founder, Globetotting<p>Katja Gaskell is a travel writer recently returned to London, U.K. after 12 years of living abroad in Australia, …

10 of the best things to do in Cairo with kids

Guest post and photos by Carrie Reed<p>Pyramids of Giza<p><b>What to see and do in Cairo with kids</b><p>Cairo might not seem like a top kid destination, but as I’ve …