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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

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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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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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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Andorra in summer

So, we’re back from our four weeks away this summer. Our first trip was to Andorra. We’ve been several times in winter to ski but even though it’s only down the road from us really, we’d never been in summer … Continue reading

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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

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