Author Archives: catherinecooper

About catherinecooper

Journalist and author specialising in travel with children. I write for several national publications and am author of Travelling with Children: A Parent's Guide. You can see some of my articles at

Alpe d’Huez in summer

I know this isn’t the first time I’ve banged on about how the mountains aren’t just for winter and how they are fabulous in the summer too but honestly, they really are. This summer we went to Alpe d’Huez and … Continue reading

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Le Racou

As a travel journalist, I am lucky enough to have taken my family to stay in some fabulous hotels, but my children Toby, 12 and Olivia, 10, are never happier than when we get to stay in a mobile home.

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San Lucianu, Corsica

My husband Alex and I had both enjoyed windsurfing in the past and have been meaning to give it a go again for ages, but for one reason and another it was one of those things that we’d never really … Continue reading

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Lake Garda

Alex and I first went to Lake Garda many years ago, pre-children. I’d always thought it would be a nice place to go back to with the kids and this summer, that’s what we did. Lake Garda is Italy’s biggest … Continue reading

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Family travel tips – do what you want to do

Mark Warner is asking bloggers for their family travel tips as part of their bloggers’ challenge. As a family travel journalist this is something I have written about MANY times, and indeed an entire book. But looking back through the … Continue reading

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Win a P&O Mini Cruise

For me, the jury is still out on family cruising. I’ve never been on a cruise with the kids, and am torn between thinking it would be brilliant – on-tap entertainment for the kids, all our meals made and no … Continue reading

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St Lary: Skiing in the Pyrenees with the family

We are lucky enough to live near the Pyrenees and be able to ski regularly, but time constraints mean that we tend to stick to a few resorts that are closest to us and easily driveable within a day. So … Continue reading

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