Author: Katie Wood

Family fun in Valencia

Family fun in Valencia

City breaks aren’t always the best holiday choice for families but vibrant Valencia is a different matter. It’s on the coast and has loads of attractions that will appeal to children so it’s well...

Oh, water wonderful world

Oh, water wonderful world

Penguins, polar bears and plenty of thrills at Seaworld, Florida. Allow me to confess straight off the bat — I’ve never been a fan of aquariums. I genuinely glaze over looking at fish after...

Argyll is awesome for all the family

Argyll is awesome for all the family

There’s so much to see, do — and eat! — in Strathclyde and Argyll. Our travel writer Katie Wood has picked out some of her highlights of the region, but there are plenty of...

A gondola massage in California

A gondola massage in California

You won’t catch a Venetian doing it, but in Coronado Bay off the Californian coast couples can have a massage in a gondola. I’ll never look at a gondolier again without a smile crossing...

Cheap flights are still there for the taking

Cheap flights are still there for the taking

This week we look at where you can travel to, direct from Scotland, on low-cost flights. “You’ve never had it so good” is not an expression you hear too often these days, but in...

Katie Wood appointed Travel Editor for The Sunday Post

Katie Wood appointed Travel Editor for The Sunday Post

Katie Wood has been appointed Travel Editor/Writer for ‘The Sunday Post’ (www.sundaypost.com). Her first weekly column will be published on May 1st. With 900,000 readers each week ‘The Sunday Post’ has a wide readership...

Insiders’ guide to Scottish wildlife

Insiders’ guide to Scottish wildlife

Nature tourism is booming in Scotland, thanks to world-class conservation projects, safaris and experiences such as these. Katie Wood, travel and eco writer living in Scotland gives you her pick of the best projects...

Whale watching on Vancouver Island, Canada’s adventure playground

Whale watching on Vancouver Island, Canada’s adventure playground

Voted as one of the best places in the world to live, Vancouver regularly tops lists of popular destinations. Katie Wood heads west to check out British Columbia’s bohemian charm and natural wonders  ...

Bulgaria: Plovdiv for our anniversary

Bulgaria: Plovdiv for our anniversary

To celebrate 25 years of marriage, go to a city with history and beauty – and without crowds and stag parties Eyebrows were raised when we said we were heading to Plovdiv, rather than...

Edinburgh festival 2009

Edinburgh festival 2009

Everything you need to know about visiting Officially, there’s no such thing as ‘the Edinburgh Festival. In fact, no fewer than seven festivals are taking place in August in ‘Auld Reekie’, covering every art...