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

Situated along the winding meander of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, New Orleans Plantation Country is 120 miles of magnificent southern live oaks, green sugar cane fields and stately plantation homes.  This region is home to several noteworthy New Orleans Plantation tours of stately plantation mansions and grounds that share…

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In defiance of the posh surroundings, I was gulping down my tall glass of Sommerschorle with an impressive lack of elegance. It was nearly 38C/100F and I was melting in the summer heat of Baden-Baden, Germany. The icy glass of rose, aperol, tonic water, lime and mint was just the, well,…

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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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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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