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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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10 fun and family-friendly things to do in San Diego, California during the Christmas holiday season. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2018 at Gone with the Family
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11 festive things for visitors to New York City to do during the Christmas holiday season. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2018 at Gone with the Family
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One of the best day trips from Munich, Germany is a visit Neuschwanstein Castle and the surrounding area of the Bavarian Alps. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Gone with the Family
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Hong Kong is the ideal city break for families with teenagers since there's so much to do that they can't possibly get bored! This list of 10 amazing teen-friendly things to do will help parents plan the perfect visit to Hong Kong with their kids. Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at Gone with the Family
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A discussion of the pros and cons of long term sailboat travel by Janis Couvreux, author of Sail Cowabunga who lived on a sailboat with her husband and two young sons for 10 years. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2018 at Gone with the Family
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10 fun things to do in Victoria, the provincial capital of British Columbia, Canada. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at Gone with the Family
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Great Christmas Holiday Getaways for Families - family-friendly resorts and hotels that are special during the Christmas holiday season recommended by travel writers. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at Gone with the Family
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7 Fun things to do in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Where to stay, where to eat, and what to do on a visit to Winnipeg (with or without kids). Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at Gone with the Family
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Do you only have one day in Munich, Germany? This is our itinerary including 13 things we were able to see and do with only one full day in Munich plus our recommendation for a luxury hotel in central Munich. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Gone with the Family
It's just not worth it to push them if they have had enough - everyone will end up miserable!!
You're welcome, Vanessa - glad you found the information helpful!!
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A review of family-friendly Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Gone with the Family
Hi Heather, I’m going to say it depends (which maybe isn’t all that helpful!). Have your girls attended full-length musicals before? Are they familiar with the Anne of Green Gables stories? Anne & Gilbert is a fun musical but it is a more mature storyline than the Anne of Green Gables Musical which has a lot more fun and silliness in it that appeals to kids. Having said that, there is nothing inappropriate in the musical so it’s more a question of whether you think they would sit through it and enjoy it. If they enjoy musicals and/or like Anne then they very well could. I started taking my girls to the theatre from a young age and my younger daughter in particular has seen quite a few musicals that wouldn’t necessarily be recommended for someone her age because the rest of us wanted to see them (7 year age gap between my two girls). Perhaps the biggest consideration in this case will be the theatre. It’s a small, intimate space where the audience is very close to the stage. It would be difficult to leave the theatre while the show was underway if a child needed a break or was being disruptive. Hope that helps a little - let me know if you have any follow up questions. Enjoy PEI!! Lisa
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Reasons to plan a family summer vacation at Pink Shell Beach Resort in Fort Myers, Florida Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 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