Author: Katie Wood

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...

Budget Europe

Budget Europe

With flights averaging £50 return to the following destinations (see www.whichbudget.com for listings), there’s never been an easier time to enjoy Europe. Katie Wood reports. So you’ve got some free time on your hands,...

Out with the Auld

Out with the Auld

Edinburgh offers surprises even to those who return every year. Katie Wood picks out some new attractions If you’re joining the throngs who visit Edinburgh during August to enjoy the largest arts festival in...

A vine romance

A vine romance

Katie Wood is intoxicated by mountainous Mendoza, underexplored heart of the Argentinian wine industry – and says now is a great time to sup with the locals There are three good reasons to go...

How to win the low-cost flight lottery

How to win the low-cost flight lottery

Do you want to make your holiday budget go further? With our definitive low-cost guide, saving is easy says Cathy Wood Read the full article at Daily Mail

Low-cost connections

Low-cost connections

Katie Wood checks out the best way to get to the EU’s eastern capitals The good news about getting to our new eastern EU partners is that over a dozen low-cost airlines serve the...

Lines of least resistance

Lines of least resistance

Katie Wood, author of Europe By Train, offers some timely advice for students and independent travellers So, the A-level results are out; the hell or happiness can begin and, with that hassle now behind...