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Archive for May, 2008

Coming to America, Smith-style

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Well, after a year’s work, we can finally let the cat out of the bag. Here at Smith HQ, we’re all getting very excited about two major developments on Firstly, there’s our new flight-checker service, which we’ll be unveiling on the site in the next couple of weeks. Thanks to’s flight-info-scouring techno know-how, […]

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Mr Smith’s Best Beaches

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Our very own MD and founder of Smith, James Lohan, was chatting to the Guardian this week about his favourite beaches. travel top100 beach holidays He had this to say: “One of my favourite and most dramatic coastal destinations has to be Cape Town. For the best bit of coastline, head for Clifton Beach, […]

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We’ve seriously caught the blogging bug and although still relatively new to it we can see it becoming a bit of a passion, and so are thinking we’d like a nice new custom theme to really kick it off properly… So rather than just go and pay for one like everyone does, we thought we’d […]

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Having recently read and commented on a post about the lack of green hotels in the world, I felt compelled to put proverbial pen to paper. This lead to more ferreting through the Smith collection for hotels that are not just paying eco lip service or making token, bandwagon-riding environmental efforts. Here are the top […]

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New Smith Features Pages…

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

There are some pages on our site that we worked very hard on, to find the very most deserving top 10’s in each category, but looking at the stats shows that they dont always get the attention we think they deserve.. so we’re slowly bringing them out here to our blog as Smith features pages […]

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Budget Boutique Hotels Collection

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Yes – we finally got round to it. Six years and 381 Smith hotels (and counting) after our first hotel visit in the name of Smith, we’re launching our Budget Boutique Hotel collection. It’s something we’ve always wanted to do – compile a list of the best value beds in the world – so there’s […]

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The Wester Ross Coastal Trail – By Tamara Lohan Packing tips wellie boots and binoculars Intro The road trip we took is a loop – starting from Pool House in Poolewe, taking the Wester Ross Coastal Trail through Shieldaig to Applecross and then over the Pass of the Cattle before heading back inland and taking […]

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29 April 2008 Juliet SO we’ve both been busy bees… where have you been in the last fortnight? 4:50pmAline I’ve been in Greece exporing and researching for Smith first started in Athens which was amazing and not at all what I expected 4:51pmJuliet exporing, huh? is that a beauty treatment? 4:52pmAline Ha ha – told […]

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Dirty Gadget Weekend

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

From the T3 Magazine – Dirty Gadget Weekend T3 showcase the hotels that will tickle your gadget spot We’ve begun our global tour of hotels brimming with gadgetry, taking gizmo lodging to filthy gadgetastic extremes. The first in our series of gadget havens is set in the heart of London’s trendy ball-crunching denim-wearing district of […]

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