I’m Cathy, an award-winning travel-obsessed writer who’s never knowingly underpacked. Based in London, I’m also mum to the mini traveller – aka nine-year-old Minnie* – and trying to work out how to cling on to normal globetrotting life by my fingernails. Don’t tell me it’s not possible…
I love travel. I really really love travel. I’ve visited over 60 countries (still over 130 to go) and writing about travel is my full-time career, with my work published in a string of national papers and magazines, including the Independent, National Geographic Traveller, Metro, Family Traveller and The Sunday Times Travel magazine.
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But when I told everyone I was pregnant, they assumed I’d have to swap my passport for a pushchair. I stubbornly insisted I needn’t put my suitcase away…even if I knew I’d have to slow down a bit.
So what is the reality of travelling with a bump, baby, toddler and now a single-minded whirlwind of energy? This blog is all about finding out – and it has been named one of the top 5 UK family travel blogs by Vuelio for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and winner of several awards and accolades, including the Brilliance in Blogging award for travel 2016.
From our experiences on travelling in the UK and around the world, to reviews of the most useful paraphernalia, tips and advice (including what not to do), that’s what I share in this blog. You can see my favourite products on Amazon here too and sign up for my email newsletter here.
So far we’ve managed a road trip in the USA, a cruise in the Caribbean, several long-haul trips to South East Asia, more European cities than I can count and as many beaches as we can possibly squeeze in.
I also regularly travel solo with my daughter, so I have tips to share for single parents or other devoted travellers who are travelling solo with kids.
I also co-host the Facebook group London with Kids with tips, news and event listings for everything family-friendly in London.
I’m also part of the Family Travel Collective – a network of five of the UK’s top family travel bloggers, working together on everything from social media campaigns to trips and destination guides.
*Not her real name
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