Hi! I’m Claudia, the travelling mom.
Does the thought of getting on a 9-hour flight with a 5-month old baby fill you with fear? Many of you would answer with a resounding YES!
Would you believe that it’s actually one of the best times to go on an extended trip with your child and family? It’s true.
Welcome to thetravellingmom.ca – the modern mom’s guide to travel sanity with your family. My passion is to share the wisdom of my experience to help moms and families undertake the planning of fun and educational Great Family Adventures.
I live in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with my husband and two sons who are 17 and 19 years old. I started this blog eight years ago, as a way of sharing my experiences of travelling with my family. As a passionate travelling mom, I’d found that there is a lot of information out there about travelling, but it isn’t usually written from a mom’s or family’s perspective. For example, what is it actually like to travel with a 5 month old on a 10-hour flight? (Answer: It’s not as bad as you think. But when it is bad, it can be really bad.) How – and what – do I pack? (Answer: Less than you think you need!)
The Travelling Mom is a travel expert, and is happy to answer media enquiries about family travel and travel in general. She has worked with print, radio, and television media in Canada, including; CBC Radio, CBC Television, the Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Metro Newspaper, West Coast Families, and Tourism Vancouver. The Travelling Mom writes as the Curious Travel Mama on Travelmamas.com, and has contributed to Dreamscapes and BCAA’s Westworld Magazines, Lonely Planet Kids, the Wayward Post, Hayo Magazine, Family Fun Canada, SavvySassyMoms.com, Trekaroo.com, VancouverMom.ca, BootsnAll.com, Travel Underwriters, Live Better Magazine (Walmart Canada), and other travel sites on the web.
The Travelling Mom welcomes the opportunity to work with travel brands, destinations, tourism bureaus, and CVBs. She has previously worked with Lonely Planet, Travel Underwriters, Ski Utah, Destination BC, Tourism Whistler, Sun Peaks Resort, Tourism Vancouver, Tourism Harrison Hot Springs, Big White Resort, Visit California, Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, Visit Parksville Qualicum Beach, Tourism Flanders, Tourism Switzerland, Myrtle Beach CVB, OPAL Resorts, and Visit Jordan Tourism Board.
The Travelling Mom is active on social media, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube and Vine. For detailed social media statistics and blog traffic analytics, pleased contact us at info [AT] thetravellingmom [DOT] ca.
We are members of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC), the Family Travel Association, and the Professional Travel Bloggers Association.
This blog is edited by Claudia Laroye. Posts are written by Laroye and invited guest bloggers. Laroye is not responsible for the opinions provided by contributors and guest writers. This blog does accept and sometimes keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
The owner of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely those of the writers. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
Please direct any questions or concerns to Claudia Laroye.