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Claudia Laroye is a travel writer, editor and content creator based in Vancouver, Canada. She is passionate about family travel and about educating children through the travel experience. Her blog - thetravellingmom- offers a modern mom's guide of 'how to' travel tips and information, as well as destination advice for the new or experienced traveller. She is also a freelance writer and has written for Lonely Planet, Canadian Traveller, Vancouver Sun, Westjet Magazine, explore, BCAA Magazine, Vancouver Mom, and a variety of online and print publications. You can follow Claudia on Twitter @travelling_mom and Instagram @thetravellingmom, and find her also on Pinterest and Facebook.

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7 Great National Historic Sites in Metro Vancouver

Posted on: January 13, 2021

Canada may be a young country, but it is filled with historical places, markers and people that are worth learning about and experiencing in real life on our very doorsteps. In British Columbia, several National Historic Sites are dotted throughout the province. These seven sites are located in Metro Vancouver, all
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Pandemic-Proof Holiday Activities for the Family

Posted on: December 24, 2020

While this Christmas season will be like no other, many of our beloved annual traditions and activities are or can be made pandemic-proof. In the spirit of giving, we’ve selected a few of our festive traditions to share, which may become new favourites for your own family this year. However
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An Autumnal Escape to Kelowna

Posted on: September 25, 2020

The fall season is the perfect time to plan an adventure in the Okanagan Valley’s biggest city, Kelowna. The summer’s scorching temperatures give way to sunny warm days and cool nights that tempt visitors with hikes in golden hills, harvest bounties, and tours of wine country. Fall Getaway in Kelowna
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9 Reasons to Get Away to Victoria This Fall

Posted on: September 11, 2020

The crisp days of fall lend themselves to bundled up walks along leafy streets, warm cups of tea and historical and ghostly explorations of British Columbia’s charming capital city, Victoria. Autumn is an ideal time to steal away for an Island sightseeing holiday, with or without the littles in tow.
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Tales of Travel Fails – Terrible Trains, Awful Airplanes, Ticket Terrors

Posted on: March 2, 2020

Despite careful planning, preparation and the best of intentions, bad things happen to good travellers. While #travelfails make for sad and terrible moments in the moment, they do supply great stories and travel memories for the future. From awful aviation adventures to terrible train trips, laugh and learn from these not-so-terrific
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California Road Trip! Cruising the California Coast on Highway 1

Posted on: July 22, 2019

Put the ragtop down, turn the radio up and hit the road for the quintessential California road trip along State Highway 1 As far as road trips go, California’s classic Highway 1 has it all. It’s an excellent route for drivers, with twists, turns and narrow bends in the road.
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Enjoying the Force and the Pork at Oliver’s Pig Out Festival

Posted on: May 30, 2019

There are many benefits to a spring visit to British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. The weather will likely be beautiful and warm, without the blistering hot intensity of summer. The drive through the arid countryside will be lovely, and the roads won’t be as crowded with wine aficionados. And best of
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Kamloops Goes All In at Halloween with Annual Spookloops Festivities

Posted on: October 1, 2018

My back was to the door, uncaring that it was filthy, covered in dust and grime. I gripped the arm of a complete stranger in terror and fright. Fortunately, she didn’t seem to mind as she appeared to be as scared as I was in the dark, abandoned tunnel beneath
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Loving Las Vegas with Teens

Posted on: May 4, 2018

It may come as a surprise, but the famous oasis in the desert serves up a lot more than a 24/7 buffet menu of casinos and slot machines. Las Vegas can be an exciting place for families with teenagers looking for authentic off-grid experiences, thrilling adventures, and great eats. Lip
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Six Ways to Enjoy Exhilarating Family Adventures in Laval

Posted on: March 23, 2018

Families seeking fun and active adventures will delight in visiting the hidden gem that is Laval, Quebec. Located only a 20-minute Metro ride from downtown Montreal, this surprising destination will give even the most thrill-seeking family a run for its money. Coupled with a great family-friendly hotel and loads of
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