Claudia Laroye is a local Vancouver mom and author of www.thetravellingmom.ca blog. She is passionate about family travel and about educating children through the travel experience. Her blog offers “how to” travel tips, information and inspiration, as well as destination advice for the new or experienced traveller. She contributes to Tourism Vancouver’s InsideVancouver.ca and other travel sites on the web.
Favourite Thing For Your Kids
LEGO. Even for my (now) tween-aged children, the magic and imaginative power of LEGO is limitless.
Favourite Thing For You
My 1991 VW Westfalia camper van. A fridge, a stove, storage cupboards galore, and enough room for supplies for a 3-week road trip to Drumheller!
Favourite Thing For Work
iPhone. The iPhone has become an indispensable tool for keeping track of my work and personal life obligations. All of my schedules are interconnected, I can email, phone, twitter and facebook to my heart’s content!
Favourite Place in Vancouver
Granville Island. I never tire of walking, biking or driving to the Island for shopping, fun and recreation. Some of my favorite shops and products are found there, i.e. Lee’s Donuts, Go Fish, & Oyama Sausage Company.
Favourite Birthday Gift Idea
Books. I love visiting book stores and choosing a special book that will appeal to a friend or a child’s particular interest.
Favourite Kids Book
Hans Fischer’s “Pitschi”, about a Swiss cat wishing to be a different animal; and the Harry Potter Book Series. JK Rowling is brilliant!
Miko Sushi, downtown. The first place where I tried spicy tuna cones. Vancouver is so blessed with amazing restaurants, it’s hard to choose only one!
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