Claire Smith

Claire's career as a journalist has seen her regularly write about some of the best restaurants, hotels and destinations in the world. She has also interviewed the past three Prime Ministers and has been a Digital Editor overseeing a number of newspaper titles. She is the founder of the content marketing company Smiths & Sons.

Things to do Belfast: the ultimate city getaway

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Gone are the days when people travel to Belfast to see a city emerging from a turbulent past.  Impressions of once-abandoned industrial sites have long since been replaced by this vibrant, pulsating, modern metropolis which is clearly packed with visitors from every corner of the world as we walk the streets here. Belfast…

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Causeway Coastal Route: Northern Ireland’s great adventure is spectacular

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I’ve been lucky to experience some of the world’s great sea-meets-land road trips: the PCH in California, North Coast 500 in Scotland, the Amalfi Coast in Italy – but as I meander along Northern Ireland’s spectacular Causeway Coastal Route, I’m increasingly convinced that this is up there with them.  None of it should…

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Las Vegas Golf Courses: The Best Golf Clubs In Vegas?

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There is no shortage of life to live on any trip to the entertainment capital of the world but what about those Las Vegas golf courses? Where do you begin? Many people travel to Vegas for the casinos and the restaurants, some come for the shows and the concerts, while others are here…

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Islay: magic Machrie a place to rest and be thankful

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Our adventure to the Inner Hebrides had to begin by road and involve taking to the water. Like real travellers. In my mind, it was the only way to prepare ourselves for our time on Islay. Yes, you can board a tiny flight from Glasgow and be preparing yourself to land just almost…

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Five of mainland Europe’s most stunning golf resorts

The UK and Ireland may be home to some of the world’s most historic and revered golf courses but continental Europe is also full of incredible places to play golf. Here we look at five of mainland Europe’s most stunning golf resorts. each of which simply cannot be ignored. 1. Finca Cortesin, Spain…

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Rudding Park: luxury hideaway with something for everyone

Rudding Park in Harrogate, Yorkshire boasts such a breadth of offerings - from golf to spa and beyond - that it will find a way to appeal to almost everyone who visits…

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