About the author

Lisa Goodmurphy was previously Trekaroo's Destination Guroo for Eastern Canada and the founder of Gone with the Family. Lisa is a lawyer turned family travel writer who grew up in small town Northern Ontario and now resides in the Toronto area with her husband and two daughters. Badly bitten by the travel bug years ago, she considers herself fortunate that her family is equally enthusiastic about exploring the world. Find her on Google+.

Kid-friendly Activities for the Toronto Christmas Season

Temperatures have fallen in the Toronto area, the days are shorter, and there's a pervasive feeling that autumn is over and winter will be arriving shortly. Along with the nip in the air, there's also a festive feeling as holiday displays appear in shop windows and the malls fill with the sound of carols. There...

Top 10 Things to do in Ottawa with Kids

Here are our recommendations for the top 10 things to do in Ottawa with kids and a few tips on where to dine, stay, and take a day trip. The beautiful capital city of Ottawa, in eastern Ontario located on the border of Ontario and Québec, is one of Canada's most family-friendly destinations.

Top 10 Things for Families to Do in Toronto

As the largest city in Canada and one of North America's major urban areas (5.5 million people live in the GTA), Toronto is teeming with family-friendly activities and attractions. The city offers something for everyone and every interest - museums and galleries, historical sites, professional sporting events, numerous shopping districts, and a world-class theatre and...
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Paris With Kids Itinerary: A Family Vacation in the City of Lights

The city of Paris may be synonymous with love and romance but it is also far more child-friendly than one might think. The city has attractions that will appeal to everyone and provides an excellent introduction to Europe and to another culture and language for families who are venturing abroad for the first time.
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Celebrating Winter at the Québec Carnival

Celebrating the Quebec Carnival with your whole family; read on for a guide on what to see, where to stay, and how to plan your winter getaway.
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Road School: Ontario History with Kids

History was my favorite subject in school so I have tried to nurture an appreciation for the past in my kids as well. I believe the best way to instill a love of history in my kids is to take them to interesting historical sites where visitors immerse themselves in the past. Fortunately, there are...
Stratford Ontario gardens

Summer Theatre Getaways in Ontario, Canada

Do you love live theatre and love to travel? Then you would probably agree that the ideal vacation would involve theatre getaways and Ontario, Canada is the ideal place to expose kids to theatre
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Family-Friendly Highlights of Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada is a diverse family-friendly destination that many travelers return to again and again.
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Exploring Europe on a Family Cruise

A family cruise can be just the solution for parents who would like to introduce their children to Europe but are concerned about the logistics of planning a trip.
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