Author Archive for Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson has worked in the travel industry for approximately 20 years and, more specifically, in the online sector since the very earliest days of the WWW.

New luxury resort in China is bigger than Monaco

New luxury resort in China is bigger than Monaco

A supremely luxurious five-star property has recently opened in southern China, located on its own private 2.8 million square metre estate, an area larger than Monaco. Featuring traditional Chinese architecture, Imperial Springs Resort is situated in the mountainous region of Conghua on the site of natural hot thermal springs long recognised for their healing qualities. […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for him this Valentine’s Day

Men aren’t always the easiest people to buy for, especially when it comes to buying a romantic gift. So, to make the task a little easier for you, here are 10 suggestions for you to make the process a little less challenging. Whether the man in your life travels for business or pleasure, we hope […]

Porto Zante Shipwreck Beach

Paradise in Zakynthos in Europe’s leading villa resort

Home to one of the finest beaches in the world, according to Condé Nast Traveller magazine, the Greek island of Zakynthos was named the “Flower of the East” by the Venetians, who ruled it during the Middle Ages. You’ve probably seen the iconic photo plenty of times before of Shipwreck Beach, where the Greek authorities […]

Reflections on the future of fashion as we travel

Reflections on the future of fashion as we travel

Why do we travel? Curiosity, desire for knowledge. A well-deserved rest, an astonishing adventure. Whatever the reason, if you feel adventurous yourself, if you are ready to set off on a journey or just dream about it, if you love craftsmanship that expresses a tradition and has a story to tell – or just like […]

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine's Day

Top 10 luxury travel gifts for her this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day not far away now, what are you going to be buying for the travel-obsessed loved one in your life? Whether it’s a new bag, new shoes or a new scent, there are some great ideas here for the special someone in your life who already seemingly has everything. Read on if you’re […]

Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel Spa Pool

Europe’s best hotel with a spa

Sumptuous, dazzling opulence are the first words that come to mind when you enter the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome. Its sprawling wellness sanctuary alone spans three entire floors! This beautiful, decadent hotel has deservedly won the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens Award For Excellence 2016, as the Best Hotel with Spa, in Europe […]

Photograph of the week: Vivid Festival, Sydney

Photograph of the week: Vivid Festival, Sydney

Every year in Sydney, the popular Vivid Festival transforms the city into a mesmerising display of lights, sounds and interactive art. The festival centrepiece is the iconic Sydney Opera House as it becomes a canvas to display an intriguing array of themed images and patterns. This years Vivid runs from late May through to early […]

Win the amazing Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera worth over GBP1,000!

Win the amazing Panasonic Lumix GX8 camera worth over GBP1,000!

Regular readers will know that I’ve been trialling a rather special camera this last few months – the Panasonic Lumix GX8. Retailing in the UK at £1099 with the 14-42mm lens, not only does it offer superb image quality but it’s also amazingly compact and has consequently taken the DSLR market by surprise. One of […]

Never  miss a moment with 4K photography... even if it's already happened!

Never miss a moment with 4K photography… even if it’s already happened!

Did you know that it’s possible to take a photograph of something that’s already happened? I know that sounds really strange and it’s a little difficult to get your head around at first, but it’s exactly what the Panasonic LUMIX GX8, which I’ve been trialling for a few months now on behalf of Lumix UK, […]

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

5 tried and tested travel accessories from my latest trip

My latest ‘tried and tested’ review round-up is from two trips that I made back-to-back. First I went to Lisbon with Infiniti and became aquainted with the new Q30, before returning ‘home’ but only getting as far as a hotel at the airport because I was heading out to Dubai the next day to familiarise […]

6 superb ways to become a more stylish, healthy traveller

6 superb ways to become a more stylish, healthy traveller

Even the most seasoned traveller can lose precious holiday time because of jet lag, a dodgy belly, diarrhoea, hangovers or sleepless nights. No matter how beautiful your wardrobe is and how luxurious your hotel, these little holiday monsters don’t make you feel, or at times, look very stylish. For those of us who need to […]

Photograph of the week: The exotic beach of Balos lagoon in Chania, Crete

Photograph of the week: The exotic beach of Balos lagoon in Chania, Crete

The famous lagoon of Balos is located approximately 56km northwest of Chania. It is one of the mostly photographed beaches in Crete due to its turquoise waters and the wonderful exotic scenery it offers. During the summer, Balos is visited by thousands of people who arrive on the island to experience the wild and natural […]

Great deals to be found in Corinthia Hotels' Annual Sale

Great deals to be found in Corinthia Hotels’ Annual Sale

Corinthia Hotels’ Annual Sale goes live this week, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a luxury five-star stay at just half the usual rate. 50% discounts on the Best Available Rates can be enjoyed at the group’s hotels in Malta, Budapest, Lisbon, Prague and St Petersburg. And at the flagship Corinthia Hotel London, you can […]

St. Lucia, Seychelles or Maldives - what could possibly go wrong?

St. Lucia, Seychelles or Maldives – what could possibly go wrong?

Private islands, turquoise lagoons, lush rainforests, stunning volcanic beaches, endless islands in paradise, amazing underwater worlds, and so much more. These are some of the attractions of these three beautiful destinations, and trying to make the choice between them can be a bit of a challenge. Imagine gazing up at the coconuts overhead, as the […]

What's it like inside one of the world's most famous hotels?

What’s it like inside one of the world’s most famous hotels?

Have you ever dreamed of visiting the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, one of the world’s most famous hotels, or wondered what goes on behind its doors? An all-suite hotel where every ‘room’ spans two floors. Well, now you can see for yourself – from the comfort of your own home. I recently had the pleasure […]

Photograph of the week: Close encounter with a great hammerhead shark

Photograph of the week: Close encounter with a great hammerhead shark

The Bahamas is a shark diving hot spot and the island if Bimini delivers an adrenaline rush of a dive that gets you up close and personal with great hammerhead sharks. The sharks are not shy and offer a unique photographic opportunity to those that love these enigmatic animals. In this image, the dive guide […]

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