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 www.catherinecooper.net

Win a Norwegian log cabin break

Have you planned your summer holiday yet? I’m just starting to plan ours – last year we went away for six weeks as we rented out our house, but I’ve a feeling this year’s summer travels might be a bit … Continue reading

Posted in Travel with children | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The best loos in the world?

Last weekend we went to Andorra with the kids’ ski club. It’s the second year we’ve done it – and the first time we went I was a little unsure. It’s about 1,000 years since I went on holiday with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

Swimming costumes for kids

It’s cold, and summer still feels a long way away. So at the weekend I went out and bought shorts and flip-flops for the kids, and a little summer dress for myself which is probably far too young for me … Continue reading

Posted in Travel products, Travel with children | Tagged , | Leave a comment

City breaks with kids: book giveaway

Many parents tend to avoid city breaks once they have children. True, it can seem easier to go somewhere where they can play in the sea all day or sit by a pool and eat ice cream, but many cities … Continue reading

Posted in Travel tips, Travel with children, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Baqueira Beret

Reputedly the King of Spain’s favourite resort, it seems incredible that Baqueira Beret is so little known in the UK. Easily accessible from the UK from Toulouse followed by a very easy two hour drive, it seems to have pretty … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Cauterets

It’s always exciting to explore a new ski resort, and that’s what we did last weekend. With 40 km of downhill pistes Cauterets far from the biggest resort in the region, but there was plenty to keep me, Alex and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pic du Midi

    It’s not often that I will willingly get up at 6am, and it’s even less often that my children Livi, aged 10 and Toby, 12 are happy to do so. But when you know you’re getting up early … Continue reading

Posted in France, Travel with children | Tagged , , | 1 Comment