Claire Baranowski

Travel writer and editor

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I'm a versatile and highly proficient writer and editor, with a sharp editorial eye and extensive experience in proofreading. I have strong project management skills, and experience in commissioning and managing both new and experienced writers.

I've edited and written for many leading travel brands, include DK Travel, Frommers, Fodor's, The Good Hotel Guide and World Travel Guide.

A World of Food and Drink
Cooking Like Mummyji - A World of Food and Drink

First published in 2003, Cooking Like Mummyji by Vicky Bhogal introduces traditional Punjabi recipes as they are cooked in the homes of Indian families, resulting in dishes that are healthier, more subtly flavoured and a lot less complicated to make than you'd expect.

Our pick of the UK’s best gastro pubs

As hard as it may be to imagine, gastropubs didn’t exist in the UK until the early 1990s – if a pub served food at all, it was something simple like a sandwich. When The Eagle in Farringdon, London, started serving gourmet food along with drinks in 1991, however, the trend caught on across the country. Fast forward to today and we’re now spoiled for choice when it comes to pubs with great food. Here are six of the best gastropubs, paired with a hotel or cottage recommendation for the perfect...

HuffPost UK
Celebrate Valentine's Day in Paris

Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, and what better way to spend it than on a weekend in the most romantic city of them all, Paris? We've listed six of the best ways to make the most of you...

Fodors Travel Guide
The Ultimate Safari Planner

For many people, just the phrase "going on safari" is thrilling and evocative. It speaks of an adventure to be undertaken both far from home and comfort zone. It is an eagerly anticipated, once-in-a-lifetime trip. Sometimes, too, this first trip is the start of a long love affair with Africa, involving many repeat visits.

Constantia, Cape Town's Hidden Jewel - CAPSOL

For the locals who call Constantia home, it's a slice of heaven. Surrounded by mountains and fanned by cooling sea breezes, this lush suburb is also regarded as Cape Town's most prestigious. Stay in one of our spacious Constantia villas and discover award-winning wine estates, top-notch restaurants and local craft markets on your doorstep - ...

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Join in the Masquerade at Venice's Carnival

Carnevale is the masked extravaganza Venice is famous for and over three million visitors flock to the city each year to attend the official events centered around the Piazza San Marco or one of the balls held in magnificent palazzos.

Condé Nast Traveler
When in Provence, Dine at These Hotel Restaurants

This family-owned hotel near the picturesque hilltop town of Baux-en-Provence has not just one but two world-renowned restaurants. L'Oustau boasts two Michelin stars and specializes in intricate gourmet creations, accompanied by a choice of over 70,000 wines from the restaurant's cellar, served in the stone dining room with a vaulted ceiling or on a terrace with sublime mountain views.

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