Kate Simon

Kate has been a journalist for more than 35 years, working on various national newspapers and consumer and business magazines. She joined The Independent on Sunday in 1997 and was Travel Editor from 2005 to 2012. In 2012, Kate co-founded Traveltappers with fellow travel journalist Simone Kane to offer an insider’s perspective on PR and create top-quality content. In 2021, Simone embarked on a new career as an English teacher. Kate now runs Traveltappers alone, supported by strategic partners. She continues to write occasional travel pieces for national newspapers and magazines and is working on new book projects that complement her previous publications, How To Pack For Any Trip (Lonely Planet, 2016) and Slow Travel Cheshire (Bradt, 2018).

Photo: Louise Clarkson