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.

Islay: magic Machrie a place to rest and be thankful


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…


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…


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…