a gelato a day family travel anthology

A Gelato a Day

I’m delighted to announce that my family travel anthology A Gelato a Day will be published in fall 2022.

A Gelato A Day is a collection of travel tales that highlights the good, the bad and the not-really-that-ugly of the family travel experience. More often than not, entering unfamiliar places and situations encourages us to open up to one another and react in ways that may surprise, frustrate or delight those we love. These stories go beyond holidays-gone-wrong to dive thoughtfully into the deeper parental and familial connections that can occur when we take ourselves out of our daily routines and comfort zones.

This anthology is edited by Claudia Laroye. It includes 20 family travel stories from award-winning authors in Canada and the United States, including; Lucas Aykroyd, Jennifer Bain, Sabine Bergmann, Yvonne Blomer, Heather Greenwood Davis, Lynn Easton, Robin Esrock, Helen Gowans, Carolyn B. Heller, Bruce Kirkby, Grant Lawrence, Jessica Wynne Lockhart, Jenn Smith Nelson, Carolyn Ray, Alec Scott, Diane Selkirk, Maia Selkirk, Lavinia Spalding, and Olivia Stren.

A Gelato a Day will be released and in stores on September 1, 2022, but it is available for pre-orders now. Please visit your favorite independent bookstore to place an order, or pre-order here. $20 CAD | $17.95 USD | £11

About the editor

Claudia Laroye is a writer and editor living in Vancouver, Canada. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, AFAR, Canadian Geographic, Saturday Evening Post, Vancouver Sun and the Washington Post.

A Gelato a Day is her first book.

Advanced Praise + Accolades

This elegant anthology reminds us that the destination is just the first of many gifts travel has to offer. Connection—to the wider world, to ourselves, and to those we love, is the real name of the game in these insightful, funny, thoughtful stories.

Andrew McCarthy, author, actor, director ~ BRAT: An ‘80s Story; The Longest Way Home

I once read somewhere that traveling with your kids is essentially just taking care of them in another place, but what that statement failed to mention are the raw moments of wanderlust, memorable connections, and utter wonder you see reflected in your children’s eyes as they experience new places and process new feelings. The same way you too once marveled as a child. I’ve always said grandeur should not be experienced alone. That all-consuming feeling of awe needs to overflow to others standing right next to you. And what better company to create those lifetime memories with than those who you already love beyond words? Through this fresh collection of revealing and heartwarming stories – from quiet moments of familial understanding to tracing history in reverence – you get to experience the pure joy of what it means to travel across generations, return to that childlike state of curiosity, and fully revel in all what travel humbly teaches us. 

Lola Akinmade Åkerström, award-winning visual storyteller, travel photographer, international bestselling author ~ In Every Mirror She’s Black

Family Travel can be the best of times or the worst of times. But what it is, is family time. Memorable experiences both parents and kids will treasure together, albeit sometimes for different reasons. This book captures the highs, the lows, the quiet in-betweens, but mostly the impact that travel can have on a family, and for a family. This collection by experienced travel professionals is a book all families should consider having on hand before they plan their next trip.

Kathy Buckworth, author ~ I Am So The Boss Of You; Host, Go-To Grandma Podcast


Go-To Grandma Podcast – Listen to my interview with host Kathy Buckworth on skip gen travel and my book

What She Said! – Listen to my interview with host Candace Sampson about A Gelato a Day

Press + Articles

Two new Canadian books reveal the how and why of family travel – Canadian Geographic Travel