Catherine Mack

Writer and Editor

United Kingdom

A senior copywriter, editor and travel writer specialising in sustainable and eco travel, I worked as a freelancer for national and international publications and websites for ten years. I also spent 4 years as content creator of travel guides at responsibletravel.com. I am currently Content Producer at Voi Technology, a sustainable micromobility startup. Prior to the pandemic I was Editor-in-chief at Rail Europe UK (formerly Loco2.com). I have also just been commissioned to write The Allotmenteers: Portraits of a growing community by Unbound.

Alongside my full-time content producer role, I still write freelance articles. I am open to writing content on any subject, and I have also written media articles on family issues. However, sustainable travel, transport and ethical products are what interest me most. My forte is keeping things light, even when the subject can be a little dark, or adding humanity and humour when things get a little heavy. I am Irish, and currently based in London, UK.

Portfolio
The Independent
12/16/2021
Why you should visit Cornwall off season

"Would you like to book a shower for when you arrive in Cornwall?" the host onboard the sleeper train to Penzance asked me as I boarded the Night Riviera at London's Paddington station on a cold Friday evening.

GLP
05/13/2021
Sustainable tourism - a war with words - GLP

Catherine Mack | May 13, 2021 'Choose your battles' is always good advice and the war of words that we have seen evolve over the last twenty years around sustainable tourism is definitely one that I like to stay clear of.

Rail Europe
Visit the best national parks in the UK by train | Rail Europe

They are called Britain's breathing spaces for good reason. With fifteen national parks in total, we have oxygen oozing from so many corners it's hard to know where to start. Most British people have only visited a handful of UK national parks, southerners vowing to get up to Northumberland one day and northerners keen to suss out the South Downs.

The Irish Times
10/06/2019
A glimpse of Berber life - trekking in Morocco's Atlas Mountains

The heart of a walnut is a delicious, nutritious and surprisingly beauteous thing. Such are my musings on a trekking tour of the High Atlas Mountains where, in the midday heat, I value the shade of the walnut trees on the arid red sandstone slopes.

Responsible tourism in Rwanda. Helping Dreamers Do.

Responsible tourism in Rwanda guide. Honest and easy to read advice to help ensure that your trip benefits the local community, wildlife and environment and make sure that you are sensitive to Rwanda's traumatic recent history. Read more in our responsible tourism in Rwanda travel guide.