Author: Katie Wood

The Auvergne

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15070371.Travel__Eating_our_way_around_Auvergne/ I KNEW the Auvergne was very much the rustic heart of “real” France – France where speaking in English just won’t cut the moutarde, and the two-hour lunch is still as fundamental to...

Luscious Lucerne

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14972834.Travel__Lucerne_is_Theresa_May__39_s_favourite_holiday_spot_____but_don__39_t_let_that_put_you_off/   I’m not going to pretend it’s a well-kept secret. It’s so not. Prime Minister Theresa May and husband Philip are regular visitors for walking holidays and Luzern is the No1 European destination...

Christmas in Vienna

Christmas is extra special with the markets and music under Vienna’s twinkling lights Katie Wood THERE is simply no other city in the world that does Christmas like Vienna. Its grandeur is amplified when...

The Glorious Languedoc

  http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/glorious-languedoc-real-heart-soul-9070145The Cote d’Azur is lovely, but for me the heart and soul of the South of France is the Languedoc. This region in the south-west is truly special – full of history, with...

HIKING IN BAVARIA

http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/travel/7237505/Bavarian-rhapsody-hiking-tour-of-South-Eastern-Germany-is-fit-for-king.html DON’T get me wrong, I’ve bagged a few Munros in my time. And I’m no stranger to the Alps, Dolomites or even the peaks of remote Patagonia. But all that strenuous exercise was...

Venice Simplon Orient Express – heaven on rails

https://www.sundaypost.com/tag/orient-express/ IT’S the ultimate treat for a special birthday or anniversary. The scene: Santa Lucia station, Venice on a warm morning, gondoliers singing. Here, I caught my first sight of the Orient Express. The...

Abu Dhabi

Here are my latest two articles on Abu Dhabi. One is on the amazing 7 star Emirates Palace Hotel.     https://www.sundaypost.com/travel/living-lap-luxury-visit-abu-dhabis-emirates-palace/ https://www.sundaypost.com/travel/savour-splendours-arabian-jewel-abu-dhabi/