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.

Perfect Peatzeria in beautiful Bowmore

You can’t visit Islay or write about this island without mentioning the peat. In days gone by it was the reason the water here ran a strange colour of brown. And for much longer it has given Islay’s many world-famous whiskies their distinctive aroma and taste, but peat is also behind the name…


Islay: magic Machrie a place to rest and be thankful


Our adventure to the Inner Hebrides began by road but would 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…


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…