Collage of polaroid frame photos with Claudia Laroye on her travels around the world.

Welcome

Welcome to the wonderful world of Claudia Travels.

This space is intended to offer travel inspiration to adventurous and curious travelers who choose to venture forth into the world to discover it and themselves along the way.

Whether you’re traveling solo, with a partner, friend or family in tow, I hope you’ll find something interesting and informative in this space.

Destinations

For over 300 years, the city of New Orleans has been livening up coastal life in Louisiana with culture, music, food and celebration. Founded in 1718 by the French, and American by way of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, New Orleans is a city unlike any other. It has something…

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Sustainable, quirky, laid-back and fun, the Swedish city of Gothenburg is no one’s little sister.  This vibrant Nordic town in West Sweden enjoys a high quality of life with a great public transportation system, live music scene, access to a stunning coastline, and a walkable city center filled with unique…

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We’ll admit, a long weekend may not nearly be enough time to wind your way through the incredibly diverse attractions, sites and neighborhoods of the wonderful Windy City. But the good news is that you will tick off many To Do list items – and enjoy some incredible food –…

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Trip Styles

For over 300 years, the city of New Orleans has been livening up coastal life in Louisiana with culture, music, food and celebration. Founded in 1718 by the French, and American by way of the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, New Orleans is a city unlike any other. It has something…

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If you’ve read about nature deficit disorder, you’ll know that 1. It’s not a medical diagnosis; and 2. It is a useful metaphor for how alienated we’ve become from the natural world. Fortunately, there’s a simple remedy for NDD, and that’s GBTN – Get Back To Nature. Now more than…

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Life

As a travel writer used to exploring far off destinations and enjoying new experiences on the regular, these Pandemic Times have pushed pause on my wanderlust. Like others in the field, my world has reduced itself to spaces reached by foot or bicycle, while contending with navigating through the professional…

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Being on a plant-based diet doesn’t mean giving up on the yummy things in life. There are plenty of delicious, sweet temptations to make and enjoy and the recipes are surprising easy to master. Our vegan journey has been less than a year long, but we’ve had little trouble finding…

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Planting a 20thcentury wartime vegetable garden is all the rage during these challenging times. Here’s how to ‘sow the seeds of victory’ by planting your own Victory Garden at home. How to Plant a Victory Garden What is a Victory Garden First things first, what is a Victory Garden anyway?…

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