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Top 5 treehouse holidays

The Sunday Post, 24 September 2013

Want a really different holiday? Well, the new generation of tree houses are open all year round and best of all, there’s not a splinter in sight.
Katie Wood

Katie Wood

  • * Author of 39 travel guides
  • * Holds fellowship from the Royal Geographical Society
  • * Former Travel Editor for three national newspapers
  • * Written on travel for over twenty years
  • * Travelled to over 100 countries worldwide
Following an English degree and Communication Studies diploma, Katie identified a market in travel writing and set off round Europe with a backpack. 18 months later, she had a contract from Penguin Books and had written her first book, Europe by Train. Within a year, it was in the Top Ten Best Selling non-fiction books in the UK and was translated into five languages. She continued to research and write guidebooks for the next 20 years, going on to publish a further 38 titles. She also worked as Editor for Collins Publishers Travel Guide series. Some radio and TV Presenting followed on travel programmes such as ITV's Wish You Were Here and STV's Scottish Passport. Since 1990, Katie has undertaken Consultancy work for bodies such as British Airways, the British Tourism Authority, Visit Scotland and the European Union DGXXIII Dept of Tourism. This has ranged in content from market identification and analysis for new products, to environmental tourism assessments, writing and designing brochures and tourism literature, and advising on P.R. and promotional campaigns. As a Travel Editor for the Daily Express Newspaper Group (Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star, Sunday Star, OK! Magazine), she was responsible for writing, editing, commissioning and running the travel pages over various titles in the group. Previous to that, she worked as a Travel Editor for The Sun newspaper in London and before that, as a writer for The Daily Telegraph. Her freelance travel writing has been regularly published in The Times, The Sunday Times, The Scotsman , The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Mail and numerous trade and consumer magazines, such as Marie Claire, BMI Voyager, Elle and Ideal Home.

Examples of Articles

Dordogne – why the Brits still love it

The Sunday Post, 8 September 2013

The Dordogne, in south west France, was one of the first areas of the country to be discovered by the British.

Hannover – stunning city of surprises

The Sunday Post, 20 August 2013

Boredom isn’t an option in this vibrant German city.

Scenery, history and whisky make Perthshire a must

The Sunday Post, 18 August 2013

Perthshire has a well-deserved reputation for amazing scenery, wonderful distilleries and some of Scotland’s most impressive castles.

Argyll is awesome for all the family

The Sunday Post Travel & Homes, 1 April 2012

There's so much to see, do — and eat! — in Strathclyde and Argyll.

A gondola massage in California

The Guardian, 3 February 2012

You won't catch a Venetian doing it, but in Coronado Bay off the Californian coast couples can have a massage in a gondola.

Cheap flights are still there for the taking

The Sunday Post, 1 May 2011

This week we look at where you can travel to, direct from Scotland, on low-cost flights.

Katie Wood appointed Travel Editor for The Sunday Post

March 11th, 2011

Katie Wood has been appointed Travel Editor/Writer for ‘The Sunday Post’ ( Her first weekly column will be published on May 1st.

Bulgaria: Plovdiv for our anniversary

The Times, 26 September 2009

To celebrate 25 years of marriage, go to a city with history and beauty - and without crowds and stag parties

High Tea

Sunday Herald, 4 May 2008

Cultivated by the Raj, these Ceylon fields are a hillside paradise ... but you'll need a cuppa after the journey

Budget Europe

The Guardian, 2006

With flights averaging £50 return to the following destinations (see for listings), there's never been an easier time to enjoy Europe. Katie Wood reports.

The rail route around Europe

Daily Mail, 4 July 2005

How do you get around Europe by rail in two weeks? You could...


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