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.

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Dubai dream yacht trips: an unforgettable, affordable experience

Set in the exotic Arabian Gulf, surrounded by sand-dunes, Dubai is a luxurious pleasure-dome that is wonderfully obsessed with fashion and style. The sun-soaked adult playground is a constantly innovative land where soaring skyscrapers create spectacular skylines, in a city that seems to have an endless imagination when it comes to entertainment. Its futuristic appeal […]

5 tried and tested items from our latest trip

5 tried and tested items from our latest trip

You could be forgiven for thinking this is some idyllic paradise in the Maldives. Sadly, it was somewhere much colder! The scene you see is in fact sunrise at Beaver Sailing Club, not a million miles from the not-so-picturesque town of Goole in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Our sons were there for some sailing […]

5 of the world's most extravagant luxury vacations

5 of the world’s most extravagant luxury vacations

Are your luxury travel experiences just not luxurious enough? For those where money is absolutely no object, there are some truly exceptional – not to mention eye-wateringly expensive – options to consider. We spoke to our friends at FlightHub.com to find out the most extravagant luxury trips in the world. Here are five of the […]

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6 luxury villas and chalets in France for the ultimate private getaway

Whether you’re seeking the ultimate private getaway or you wish to combine an exciting event with the utmost luxury, these exceptionally luxurious chalets and villas from One Authentic Properties in France are truly exquisite. Located in Paris, Côte d’Azur and Courchevel 1850, these exclusive, stunning properties and their staff have welcomed guests such as Naomi […]

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A journey of 10,000 miles begins with a single step

Breathtaking photography of exotic, authentic places captures our imaginations. Beautifully crafted editorial pulls us into a fellow-traveller’s journey, almost as if we had arrived and experienced the magic for ourselves. We are inspired by talented travel writers, bloggers and photographers. Each of us have desires to experience the beauty of this world, ideally as deeply […]

4 London apartments for your every need

4 London apartments for your every need

Knowing where to stay in London can be rather daunting for the infrequent or first-time visitor. In order to help with your deliberations, we spoke to the team at London Connection to get some top tips about some of the best places to stay, depending on your particular needs. Whether you’re in the capital for a […]

A Sicilian gem: Donna Coraly Resort

A Sicilian gem: Donna Coraly Resort

An hour’s drive from Catania airport in Sicily sits the Donna Coraly Resort. A hide-away with just five suites, it’s the ideal escape from the hectic pace of life, and it is ideal for a group of best friends to book the entire resort and make it home. Run by Lucia Pascarelli, the designer and […]

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

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

In need of some ideas for what to buy him this Valentine’s Day? With this year’s round-up of Valentine’s gifts for him, we have everything from video glasses that will enable you to see what your drone (or other device) sees to more traditional gifts such as the luxurious fragrance from Amouage. Happy shopping! BeFree […]

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

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

Struggling for inspiration of what to buy this Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry… help is at hand!  Here we’ve compiled 10 ideas for your travelling Valentine – from the utterly practical (who knew you could buy a lamp to help combat jet lag?) to the downright stylish… Peggy embroidery pant from VIX Paula Hermanny Light and airy, […]

Recipe of the week: Pan-seared aubergine, blood orange and fennel salad

Recipe of the week: Pan-seared aubergine, blood orange and fennel salad

Now that we are in the Winter months, citrus fruits are in season. A wonderful Winter favourite are blood oranges, used here beautifully with caramelised aubergine and fennel in a wonderfully flavourful and healthy salad. The following is adapted from a recipe prepared and written by Keri Moss, winner of Masterchef 2012 The Professionals Ingredients […]

Top 10 luxury fashion items for him this Winter

Top 10 luxury fashion items for him this Winter

Wanting to look your best on your travels this Winter yet still keep warm? From self-heating ski gloves to pure wool jackets, we suggest a number of must-have items for your Winter wardrobe that will keep you cosy whatever the weather – staples that’ll keep the cold at bay, but without you having to compromise […]

Recipe of the week: Miso lamb cutlets

Recipe of the week: Miso lamb cutlets

Flavoursome and succulent, the cutlets partner beautifully with the chilli miso and pickled eggplant. The miso, a traditional Japanese seasoning, gives this dish a delicious savoury flavour. The dish works across all seasons – for a light summer or springtime lunch or dinner partnered with salad greens, or as a heartier meal with a vegetable […]

Photograph of the week: Ostriches in the Kalahari

Photograph of the week: Ostriches in the Kalahari

South Africa’s Kalahari Desert is famous for its beautiful colours at sunrise and sunset. The photographer here was following two male cheetahs on safari at Tswalu Kalahari late one afternoon when they began to hunt. Their unfortunate targets were these four young ostriches. The massive birds soon caught wind of the big cats and began […]

Top 10 luxury fashion items for her this Winter

Top 10 luxury fashion items for her this Winter

Whether you’re somewhere cold this Winter or escaping to sunnier climes, we have a great range of ideas for your Winter wardrobe, from gorgeous coats to a versatile garment that can be worn eight very different ways to a dress that packs into the smallest of bags. Heritage 3-1 Jacket from Ibex Outdoor Clothing Ibex‘s […]

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5 of the world’s most exclusive hotels with up to 70% off

As you can imagine I have stayed at some absolutely amazing hotels and resorts, which is definitely one of the perks of my job. Whether I am visiting an iconic city or one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the world, I always like to get the best out of my trip, by matching […]

Win a 5-star holiday at The Peninsula, Paris with The Luxury Holiday Company

Win a 5-star holiday at The Peninsula, Paris with The Luxury Holiday Company

Win a 5-star holiday in the spectacular Peninsula, Paris – a hotel that is the epitome of Parisian style, glamour and luxury, situated mere steps away from the Arc de Triomphe. Travel to Paris stylishly with Eurostar Business Premier , enjoying Michelin-designed gastronomy as you make your way to Paris. A stylish journey to Paris […]

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