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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 www.catherinecooper.net

Club Med, Da Balaia, Portugal

Ever since we visited Mark Warner in Corsica, I’ve been really keen to try out Club Med too. I assumed that the two would be pretty much the same – they’re both very family-friendly with kids clubs for all ages … Continue reading

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La Mongie

A couple of weekends ago Toby, Livi and I went to La Mongie, which is part of the Grand Toumalet ski area just below Pic du Midi.

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Les Gets

This Christmas we went to explore the French Alpine resort of Les Gets.

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Crystal’s ski app

I’m a bit of a late-adopter smartphone-wise, having only got rid of my faithful BlackBerry earlier this year and reluctantly switching to Android – so in many ways I’m still getting used to the idea of using apps beyond the … Continue reading

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Futuroscope

I totally love theme parks. However, I’d be the first to admit that to a degree, it can be true that if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. Some rollercoasters, a few gentle rides for the kids, over-sized cartoon … Continue reading

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Loir Valley

Week three this summer was in the Loir Valley – about 40 km away from the better-known Loire Valley. I didn’t know much about the area before we went but as it turned out, it was a bit like where … Continue reading

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Soulac-sur-Mer

Our second week away this summer was at Soulac-sur-Mer in the Gironde. We often go to the Atlantic Coast over the Med – the kids like the waves, the beaches tend to be less crowded and it’s not so HOT. … Continue reading

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