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Cathy Winston
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Travel-obsessed mum-of-one behind the MummyTravels.com blog
Travel-obsessed mum-of-one behind the MummyTravels.com blog

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When it comes to the most nerve-racking flight of my life, there can be only one serious contender – not the journeys in little prop planes, not the one before my first solo adventure, not even the trip when we hit turbulence. Instead, it was the first…

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What’s the difference between a nice place to stay with kids and somewhere with the wow factor? The kind where you look back and think, we have to stay there again… for longer. Once the basics are out of the way – comfy bed, enough space, clean, safe,…

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Can you pinpoint the moment when the travel bug bit? Perhaps it was those first childhood holidays – the excitement of being in a foreign country, even if it was only dawn breaking as we drove into a northern French ferry port. Perhaps it was the freedom…

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The temptation to pull off the road was too strong to resist. On a perfect May day, the sun shining gently in a blue sky, waves illuminated in shades of turquoise and navy with the sparkle of the white cliffs in the distance, the Isle of Wight coast was a…

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The weekend feels like something of a sunshiney dream – after two days packing in as much as we could on the Isle of Wight, it’s back to work, school and rainy grey skies. Come on summer! Cleverly, I’ve also realised that both my last two tips and my…

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‘Come and see this!’ We trooped obediently across Yaverland beach on the Isle of Wight to look at the small, brown, apparently innocuous item being held out by Trevor, our guide from Dinosaur Isle. My four-year-old and I peered at this latest find from…

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It’s not hard to imagine the BFG wandering the narrow lane in the dead of night, casting his shadow on the half-timbered houses. The red petrol pumps which inspired the filling station where Danny the Champion of the World lives, lie a few houses further…

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It’s fun to be a tourist in your own city sometimes – especially when I consider that travelling across London from my home in the west, to Greenwich in the east, can take longer than getting to Oxford. Spending the weekend at the Traverse travel blogging…

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Looking out of the window, I think I might have been a bit optimistic about spring arriving – I’m at the Traverse blogging conference in London this weekend, and am seriously debating taking my boots and a big coat. To cheer me up, there’s a new trip…

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I’ve heard Lanzarote’s volcanic landscape compared to the surface of the moon. Move away from the dramatic coastline of Sal, one of the Cape Verde islands, and it was Mars which sprung to mind. Red, dusty, flat, almost featureless in parts of the centre…
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