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Katie Gregory

Editor // Copywriter // Content Marketer

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I'm a copywriter, editor and features writer with 14 years' experience and a background in travel. I write features for national titles including the Guardian, Time Out and London Evening Standard, landing pages and product copy for brands like Tu Clothing and Netflights, and marketing collateral for Shell. Email me at [email protected] or tweet me @KatieGregory.

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Time Out London
The perfect half-term plan for techy teens

Got a junior gamer? A sixteen-year-old scientist? Take your tech-savvy teens and hard-to-please tweens to these Stem-inspired half-term events and workshops in London. Whether they're interested in becoming the next big coding extraordinaire, building and programming a robot or a delicious, science-themed afternoon tea, we've got you covered with an entire week of activities.

Time Out York
A perfect day in York

Visit this historic city in Yorkshire for medieval streets, modern menus and proper pubs The train from London to York is like a Tardis. Step on in twenty-first-century London, then off again two hours later and around 1,000 years lighter in medieval Britain.

The Guardian
Take the kids to... Hitchin Lavender, Hertfordshire

A family-run farm with a 12-acre blanket of lavender that paints one Hertfordshire hillside a vivid purple every summer. From late May to the end of August, the farm's 25 miles of lavender rows are yours to explore. Children can pick their way around the field and take bunches of the stuff home by the bag.

Time Out Worldwide
A perfect day in Lavenham

First up Head for the Grade I-listed Guildhall, one of the best-preserved timber-framed buildings in England and the jewel in Lavenham's crown. Don't miss Little Hall, the lovely but time-worn family home-turned-museum around the corner. Soak up the vibes Visit the huge St Peter and St Paul's Church.

Megabus
The best big city brunches: from all-day breakfast to bottomless brunch

Looking for your next bottomless brunch destination? Trying to find the best all-day breakfast in London, Cardiff, Bristol or Sheffield? Then look no further - because we've scoured the UK's big cities to find the best places for a bottomless brunch, an all-day brekkie or just a brunch that - quite frankly - blows all the other meals out the water.

Time Out Worldwide
A perfect day in St Ives

St Ives is no stranger to the limelight. This seaside town on Cornwall 's west coast counts Tate St Ives as its leading act, with a supporting cast of world-class seafood restaurants and big-name resident artists.

Megabus
2018 Christmas Markets: where to go in the UK, when

Nothing says Christmas quite like a festive market, and there are some amazing Christmas markets happening all over the UK this winter. Wrap up warm, book a coach ticket to save you driving (two words: mulled wine) and hotfoot it to these destinations ASAP. 'Tis the season to be jolly, after all.

Time Out Worldwide
A perfect day in Cheltenham

Think Cheltenham, think horse racing? You wouldn't be the first to equate this elegant spa town on the edge of the Cotswolds with its most famous calendar fixture. But there are plenty more reasons to visit.

easyJet Traveller inflight magazine
Where to find a real boy

The puppet with a penchant for telling porkies is making one hell of a comeback. We go back to the Italian town where it all began...

Discover Britain magazine
Britain's prettiest villages

From coastal communities to countryside settlements, Britain's villages are as different as they are delightful. Katie Gregory explores...

Website Landing Pages & SEO

Hayes & Jarvis
Safari Holidays

Venture deep into Africa on a safari holiday and you'll discover it's a playground for nature lovers - from the landscape blanketed in dense scrublands, sprawling deserts, and dramatic national parks, to the glittering lakes and mountain ranges waiting to be explored. However, it's the wildlife that lures most visitors, and you'll soon see why.

Thomson Holidays
Is it safe to fly while I'm pregnant?

Everything you need to know about flying during pregnancy Whether you booked a holiday before you realised you were expecting, or have a baby on the way and want to squeeze a babymoon in before your due date, we've got the answers to all the most common questions when it comes to flying during pregnancy.

Health & Wellbeing

Baze
The Baze vitamins story: rethinking the multivitamin

The makings of the modern-day multivitamin stretch back over a century, but Baze has managed to reinvent the traditional model of nutritional supplementation in just five years. Here's how we did it... When you walk into the Baze office in Berlin, the first thing you see is a giant Venn diagram.

TheHealthDigest.org
10 Ways To Avoid Anxiety & Depression

Depression is a challenge that many of us could face. We explore 10 positive steps you can take to help with avoiding and preventing depression & anxiety. Depression is a common mental disorder that affects some 350 million of us worldwide. More than just feeling 'a bit low', it's characterized by persistent low mood and feelings of anxiety.

Thomson Holidays
6 Reasons Yoga Is Better Outdoors (And Even Better On Holiday)

Turn your holiday into a bespoke yoga retreat If you've ever had the pleasure of practising your downward-facing dog in the local park, you'll already know that yoga was made for the great outdoors. But have you ever tried it on holiday?

Food & Drink

Thomson Airways Inflight magazine
Deliciously Ella's Foodie Travels

What does healthy eating pioneer and world-famous food blogger Ella Mills – AKA Deliciously Ella – eat on her travels? Katie Gregory finds out.

Citalia blog
5 Reasons To Visit Piedmont In The Winter | Piedmont Guide

Family travel blogger Katie Gregory recently returned from a short break in the snowy Piedmontese countryside. Here's what she thought of visiting Italy during the festive season... Italy is often considered a summer destination, and I should know.

Thomson Holidays
How to do southern Sicily's ultimate foodie road trip

Sicily is the perfect place to explore by car. This Italian island - the largest in the Mediterranean, which sits just off the tip of Italy's boot - has a good network of well-marked roads that are ideal for road trips.

Thomson Holidays
Why The Italian Aperitivo Is This Summer's Hottest Food Trend

If catching up with friends over drinks and nibbles after work sounds like your idea of heaven, you're going to want to know about the Italian tradition of aperitivo. It's set to storm the UK food and drink scene for summer 2016 - here's why...

Thomson Holidays
Top Tips For Your Caribbean-Inspired Bank Holiday Barbecue

Whether you're planning a bank holiday barbecue to mark the start of National Barbecue Week, or just scoping out barbecue recipes ready for summer, take a look at these recommendations to make sure your food and drink is worthy of the weather. Nothing says summer more than the smell of sausages cooking on the barbie, right?

Huffington Post

The Huffington Post UK
Eight Home Truths I'd Go Back and Tell Myself as a New Mum

In short, I was an idiot. And three years on - sat on the same sofa while my kids take a rare nap at the same time - I can't help but wish someone had taken me aside to explain a few home truths. Granted, I probably wouldn't have listened.

The Huffington Post UK
Five Things That Are Awful at Home but Awesome on Holiday

Why is it that when you go away on holiday in the UK - whether that's to a caravan, campsite or cottage - all those boring, everyday things you do at home magically become fun? We took the kids to Yorkshire for a mid-week break last week, and we noticed a few things while we were there.

The Huffington Post UK
To My Second Child: I'm Sorry

I'm sorry I skipped the puréed sweet potato stage and went straight to chopped up chicken kievs for tea. I'm sorry that 80% of your wardrobe is hand-me-downs. And that most of them are blue, so people in the park think you're a boy.

UK travel

Megabus website
London Sightseeing Bus Tours Starting from £1

Enjoy all the top London sights and attractions on our luxury coach. A London Bus Tour is one of the best ways of experiencing all that London has to offer, and with megabus prices starting from £1 you can book your perfect London experience today

Megabus
6 of the UK's best hidden gems for foodies

4. White Wolf Yoga studio, Liverpool - for plant-based food and juices White Wolf Yoga studio might not be Liverpool's best-kept secret, but not everybody knows there's also a cracking café here. This is the place to come for fresh soups, raw cakes plus healthy shakes and juices once you've balanced your chakras in the studio.

Megabus blog
7 UK destinations that might as well be abroad

If you're wondering whether to head abroad or stay home this summer, take a look at these incredible photos. While they may look like exotic scenes from overseas, they're actually all in the UK. Even better, you can reach them with megabus, so you don't even need to step foot on a plane.

Megabus
Top 5 UK destinations to make your friends jealous on Instagram

Fancy filling your Instagram feed with envy-inducing images, #nofilter needed? Of course you do. And that's why we've cherry-picked 5 of the best places in the UK to take an epic photo and make those friends in your phone green with envy. Naturally, you can get to all of them with megabus...

Megabus blog
5 UK cities you need to visit this year (before everyone else does)

Already done the likes of London, Edinburgh and Manchester for a UK city break? Looking for an alternative path that's a little less well-trodden? Whether you're organising a UK weekend break or planning a 2017 staycation, you've come to the right place.

Travel with kids

Cheapflights blog
12 screen-free ideas to keep your kids busy on the plane

Picture it. You've just settled in for a flight with your children, and all your electronic devices have given up the ghost. Simultaneously. The DVD player battery is dead, the laptop is kaput, the Nintendo DS has run out of juice and the iPad has well and truly checked out.

Thomson Holidays
Things to do in Sardinia when you're 3... and 33

Sardinia makes an ideal destination for couples and groups, too, so it's perfect if you're looking for an adults-only escape. Romantic retreats are covered - this is Italy after all - and groups of friends are well catered for thanks to a buzzing food and drinks scene and plenty in the way of cultural highlights.

Travel: Print features

Thomson Airways inflight magazine
Do the Costa Smeralda like the A-list

Move over, Cannes – there’s a new name in every A-list celebrity’s little black book, says KATIE GREGORY.

Thomson Airways inflight magazine
A wedding less ordinary

Want your big day to stand out from the crowd? Then Thomson Weddings has you covered...

UK TRAVEL

Pearlshare blog
8 of the best UK Christmas days out for families in 2016

Christmas and kids are a match made in heaven. But where are the best places in the UK for a festive day out with the whole family? Katie Gregory of family travel blog, There We Go, finds out... 1. Lapland UK, Ascot, Berkshire Billed as 'a magical immersive 3.5-hour Christmas experience', Lapland UK is every inch as theatrical as it sounds.

Travel: General

Thomson Holidays
Learn the local language with these holiday tips

If you're keen to converse in the local language when you're on holiday, it turns out you're not alone. A new survey carried out by Thomson Lakes & Mountains has revealed that 86% of us aren't scared to try out a few foreign words while we're away - from a quick 'hola', to full-blown sentences - and actively try to give new words a go.

Thomson Holidays
How To Organise An Epic Stag Or Hen Party

It can be tricky to strike the right balance when there are different groups of friends and family involved, so you'll need to work with the bride or groom to come up with a great guest list. It's not uncommon for hens and stags to have two dos - one that's mother-in-law friendly, and one that's better suited to the go-hard-or-go-home brigade.

Lost Waldo
10 Epic Tours to Take Your Holiday to the Next Level

It's official: holidays are having a bit of an overhaul. No longer happy with a standard fly-and-flop break in the sun, more of us than ever are switching up our annual getaway in favour of something a little different - and a whole lot more experiential.

Thomson blog
10 Secrets To Keeping Your Toddler Entertained On A Flight

Heading off on holiday with a young child who can't sit still? Take a look at these handy tips for keeping them busy on the plane... Let's be honest. Most of us approach the idea of a flight with an under-two with a mild-to-moderate sense of dread.

There We Go
6 Reasons We Love Higher Scarcliffe Cottage In Yorkshire

We're just back from a mid-week break in Skipton, north Yorkshire, and - right at this moment - we're not sure we ever want to holiday anywhere else again. Now, I realise that's a pretty bold statement (and I'm sure we'll change our tune soon enough), but the self-catering cottage really did deliver on all fronts.

First Choice blog
Half-term Travel: 30 Things To Pack For Baby

Heading abroad for the school holidays? Wondering what to pack for your baby's first trip? Here's a full list of space-saving items for babies and toddlers... I was determined to pack as lightly as possible for my little boy's first foreign holiday this summer.

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