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  • Cathy Toogood

Biography :
I am a Manchester-based travel journalist with more than 10 years' experience. I write for a number of high-profile publications including The Telegraph, The Independent, Forbes UK and Travel Weekly.

As a proud Mancunian, I specialise in writing about the city I grew up in and still call home. I regularly review the city’s best hotels, restaurants and attractions for Telegraph Travel as its Manchester expert and write about the city for various other publications.

With two young children, I write frequently about family travel too. I aim to give readers the courage to plan more adventurous holidays with their kids through articles, including first-hand accounts of my own experiences (and mistakes).

I also write destination guides and hotel reviews, and use my previous experience as the travel editor at TravelSupermarket to write consumer advice features.