I’m Cathy, an award-winning family travel blogger, who’s never knowingly underpacked – based in London, I’m mum to the mini traveller (aka nine-year-old Minnie*).
A travel-obsessed writer, I’ve worked as a journalist for over 20 years, setting up this family travel blog in 2012 when I was pregnant. MummyTravels has since won numerous awards, including the Brilliance in Blogging award for travel, and has been named as one of Vuelio’s top five family travel bloggers in the UK for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
I’ve worked with brands from national and international tourist boards to global hotel chains, car manufacturers and book publishers, and also offer copywriting and consultancy through Quill and Ink. I’ve also been featured by Lonely Planet, on the BBC and a host of other travel and lifestyle publications.
During my career, I’ve written for UK national newspapers, travel magazines including National Geographic Traveller, Family Traveller and Sunday Times Travel magazine, as well as more websites and other publications than I can count. I also co-host family travel podcast Kidventures and the Facebook group London With Kids.
Ways to work with MummyTravels
I work with brands large and small, tourist boards, tour operators and other brands which suit the family travel content on the site. This ranges from reviewing relevant products, experiences and days out to writing sponsored content (both for the blog and brand sites) or full paid brand campaigns.
You can see some examples of the content I’ve created below, with brand collaborations ranging from social media shares and Instagram giveaways to helping to create a video and ebook content, as well as blog posts for a national tourist board.
See my current media pack here
I don’t accept unpaid guest posts for the site or use third-party articles – if you work with me, you can guarantee that the content I create is written bespoke, tailored to your product or campaign.
I create all the content on my blog as well as associated social media and videos, and retain final copy approval – I will always share my honest opinions.
All collaborations are disclosed – see my disclosure policy for more details. Links remain for 12 months at a minimum unless otherwise discussed.
Other ways to work with me
I’m a co-founder of content agency Quill and Ink, one of three experienced writers and editors with a strong background in travel. We offer everything from consultancy to content creation, copywriting, strategy, website overhauls, SEO clinics and social media advice.
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 paid social media campaigns to trips and destination guides, as well as the award-winning Armchair Travels virtual travel site.
Brands I’ve worked with
I’ve worked with countless brands, tour operators and tourist boards, including partnerships with Visit England, Discover Tunisia, Isle of Wight Tourism, Visit Hampshire, Visit Essex, Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire, and Visit Stoke, as well as brands such as Hyundai and Hilton, Stubborn Mule and Olympic Holidays.
I’ve also previously acted as a brand ambassador for Yeo Valley and Superdrug.
Reviews and branded content
Here are a few of the many examples of reviews and other sponsored content which have been published on MummyTravels.
Day out/experience review
Blists Hill, Shopshire
Mia Tui bag
Cottage holiday review
Clydey Cottages, Wales
Bookings for You
Tourist board collaborations and sponsored posts
- Day out at Winchester Science Centre – Visit Hampshire
- Weekend in Essex with kids – exploring Saffron Walden – Visit England/Visit Essex #EscapeTheEveryday campaign
- 7 real places that inspired Disney films – Disney +
- Weekend in Tunis: A Tunisia city break – Tunisia Tourism
- Visiting Birmingham Christmas market with kids – National Express
- Pre-travel checklist – the essential things to do before you travel – Sainsbury’s Bank
- Adventure Island: Finding Isle of Wight dinosaurs – Visit Isle of Wight
- Discovering Welsh legends in South West Wales – South West Wales/Year of Legends campaign
I also create videos, both to accompany blog posts or as standalone content – here are a few examples of reviews and days out.
‘I have worked with Cathy on several projects and she has always been nothing but a delight. She knows exactly what will make a good story for her readers and is one of the most knowledgeable family travel writers out there. Her attention to detail and reporting back is a PR’s dream!’
Fiona Reece, Travel Tonic PR
“Working with Cathy slightly ruins you as a PR as she leaves you wanting this positive experience all the time! Such is her knowledge of family travel, ability to craft a story that suits her ever growing audience AND the brand she collaborates, brilliantly cheerful ways of working and incredibly generous end of collaboration reporting. She stands out because she makes it so easy but the results are always fantastic. I look for reasons to work with her time and again.”
Karen Tippett, Tippett PR
‘We hosted Cathy and her daughter on a trip to Glasgow in advance of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The resulting blog posts were compelling, entertaining and plentiful. We were delighted at the successful results with some of the posts ranking highly in Google searches, and working with Cathy was a pleasure.’
Work with me on Kidventures
I launched the Kidventures family travel podcast with Ting Dalton from My Travel Monkey in July 2019, covering tips and advice, as well as destination-focused podcasts with expert guests.
If you’re interested in working with me on the Kidventures podcast, contact me via the website kidventures.co.uk
Please contact me if you would like discuss a collaboration, request a media kit or discuss my rates.
*not her real name