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Lisa Goodmurphy
Canadian mom, travel blogger, freelance writer. I'm on a mission to show my kids the world - one trip at a time!
Interests: my family, travel, reading, working out
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Looking for a family-friendly resort in Florida? I asked family travel writers to recommend the best resorts in Florida and came up with this list of 11 fun resorts for families. One of them will be perfect for your family's next getaway to the Sunshine State. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at Gone with the Family
Looking for a family-friendly resort in the Caribbean or in Mexico? I asked family travel writers to recommend the best resorts in Mexico and in the Caribbean and came up with this list of 13 fun resorts in Mexico, the Bahamas, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Turks & Caicos, Jamaica and Guadeloupe. One of them will be perfect for your family's next warm weather getaway. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2018 at Gone with the Family
4 Awesome places to take the kids in Queensland, Australia. A family guide to visiting Queensland, Australia with recommendations for the best things to do in Queensland with kids from a local mom including attractions and activities in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, and Far North Queensland. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Gone with the Family
Visiting Downton Abbey: The Exhibition is a must for fans of the popular series. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Gone with the Family
Hi Virginia, I have only visited Greece on a cruise so am not familiar enough with the country to recommend a hotel location but I can ask other travel writers that I know to get their views. Are you planning to travel only mainland Greece or are you planning to visit the islands as well?
Fun things to do at the Quebec Winter Carnival in Quebec City, Canada. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Gone with the Family
Tips for holiday travel from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA). A naughty-or-nice list that outlines what is okay to bring through airport security and what isn't. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at Gone with the Family
15 ways to give experiences instead of things this Christmas and make memories that will last a lifetime. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Gone with the Family
20 recommendations for stocking stuffers for kids and teens that travel. Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Gone with the Family
Thanks, Ohad. There is a bit about our visit to Stonehenge in this post as we stopped there while on a Harry Potter tour. Is there a specific question that you have about visiting Stonehenge with kids?
The ultimate guide to family-friendly events and activities in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (the GTA) this holiday season. Things to do in Toronto Christmas 2017 that the entire family will enjoy. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2017 at Gone with the Family
Hi Jemma, It is! There's a suspension bridge that visitors can walk to get a birds-eye view of the falls. I wasn't brave enough to head up this visit but I plan to go back and try!
It is such a beautiful part of Canada - I can't believe it took me this long to get around to visiting! Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie were both beautiful!
I do hope you get a chance to visit Quebec, soon, Michele! You would love the cities - Quebec City and Montreal - which have a very European feel but there is so much natural beauty to explore in the province as well!
Glad you enjoyed the list, Nancy! I have to get to Pasadena someday!! Lisa
Scenic road trip from Quebec City, Canada to the province's Charlevoix Region - five of the best places to stop along the way. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Gone with the Family
Sorry Hassan but it was most definitely April. That's what our trees look like in early April - it's May before everything is really green. :)
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2017 on A Walk in Central Park at Gone with the Family
Visiting the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre Shrine near Quebec City, Quebec. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Gone with the Family
Yes, I believe it is available there as well.
Thanks, Miranda! We have been to most of the large U.S. cities but I'm finding more and more that the smaller cities are more fun - and definitely easier on the budget. Kenosha looks lovely - it must be a great city to live in!! Lisa
Some day I'm going to get to Branson!!
You won't regret it, Sonja - an Alaskan cruise is such an incredible vacation! My Emma just turned 14 and we are thinking of returning to Alaska! Lisa
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2017 on An Alaskan Family Cruise at Gone with the Family
Top 10 Family-friendly things to do in St. John's, Newfoundland plus places to eat and places to stay. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Gone with the Family
I'm impressed at how much you managed to fit into your trip but there's definitely always more to come back and see! Hopefully your family will return to Quebec and get a chance to visit Montmorency Falls!
Hi Nancy, I would definitely pick the WB Studio Tour!! Visiting the film sites was a lot of fun too but a good part of the day is spent driving from one to another. At the WB Studio Tour your family will spend several hours completely immersed in Harry Potter - it's fascinating and your Harry Potter fans will love it!! Be sure to visit Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross station in London as well. It has changed significantly since I wrote the London Taxi Tour article (I need to write an up-to-date Harry Potter article as we have visited a few times since!). There's now a Harry Potter shop there and outside the shop there's an area where you can line up and take a photo pushing the luggage through the wall - makes a great souvenir! Have a great time in London - it's our favourite city!! And let me know if you have any other questions. Lisa