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Lisa Goodmurphy
Canada
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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Reasons to plan a family summer vacation at Pink Shell Beach Resort in Fort Myers, Florida Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Gone with the Family
Hi Ashley, I planned our activities very carefully so that I wouldn't need to have one with me. I knew that storage space would be an issue on the ship so preferred not to have to deal with it. I was able to book airport transportation that supplied a car seat from our home to the airport in Toronto and from the airport in Vancouver to our hotel on the waterfront. We were able to walk from our hotel to the cruise terminal to embark on the cruise. In Ketchikan, we just walked around town so there was no need for one. In Juneau, we were transported by bus and in Skagway it was a combination of bus/train. On the land portion of our trip we were mostly on a train - the tours we did in Denali and Fairbanks were by bus. Hope that helps! Lisa
Toggle Commented May 29, 2018 on An Alaskan Family Cruise at Gone with the Family
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5 reasons to stay at The Benjamin Hotel on your next visit to New York City. The Benjamin's location in midtown Manhattan is perfect for exploring the city and the spacious suites are ideal for families. Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Gone with the Family
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10 reasons to visit Disneyland Paris on a trip to Europe even if you have already visited the Disney parks in Florida and California. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Gone with the Family
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A full day Sound of Music tour with Bob's Special Tours in Salzburg, Austria visiting filming sites and learning about the history of the Von Trapp family and of Salzburg. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Gone with the Family
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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Fun things to do at the Quebec Winter Carnival in Quebec City, Canada. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2018 at Gone with the Family
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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
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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
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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. http://www.gonewiththefamily.com/gone-with-the-family-adv/2011/05/london-taxi-tours-harry-potter.html Is there a specific question that you have about visiting Stonehenge with kids?
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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
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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
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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