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.

What's it like to use the DJI Osmo?

What’s it like to use the DJI Osmo?

Let’s start with a disclaimer – I’m completely inexperienced when it comes to shooting video. There, I said it. I enjoy taking photographs and have worked alongside a number of different camera brands, but video is something I’ve always tended to avoid, largely because I feel that it’s something that, if it’s not done well, […]

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, Elounda, Crete, Greece

Special feature: Elounda Gulf Villas & Suites, Elounda, Crete, Greece

Equidistant from Europe, Asia and Africa, Greece’s largest island is 260 kilometres long and anything from 12 to 56 kilometres wide. It is mountainous in parts and offers huge variations in both landscape and climate. Welcome to the island of Crete where olive groves and vineyards are interspersed with short mountain ranges, and where the north of […]

5 top tips to make your luxury travel funds go further

5 top tips to make your luxury travel funds go further

Even when you choose to splurge on holiday, you’ll still want to get the most from your money. And with the pound sinking to record lows for over 30 years, there’s never been a better time to review your spending habits and ensure your hard-earned funds are achieving their full potential.  Here are 5 top […]

Suite of the week: Portovenere Junior Suite, Grand Hotel Portovenere, Portovenere, Liguria, Italy

Suite of the week: Portovenere Junior Suite, Grand Hotel Portovenere, Portovenere, Liguria, Italy

Suite name: Portovenere Junior Suite Location: Grand Hotel Portovenere, Portovenere, Liguria, Italy Size of accommodation: Approximately 50 sq m Cost per night: From 470 euros (double occupancy) Who’s stayed there? Actress Audrey Tatou, Singer Patti Smith and football player Fernando LLorente. What makes it special: The breathtaking views of Portovenere’s colorful historic centre, picturesque marina and Palmaria Island. The Portovenere Junior […]

Travelling just got a whole lot lighter with this luxury luggage line

Travelling just got a whole lot lighter with this luxury luggage line

Arriving at A Luxury Travel Blog HQ this week was an amazingly lightweight luxury luggage set from ZFrame who have recently launched a new 8-wheel 360-degree technology case. Robust yet light at the same time, this luggage’s outstanding feature is that it is not just lightweight, but super lightweight; indeed, if handed the largest case […]

Mhondoro Game Lodge opens in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

Mhondoro Game Lodge opens in Welgevonden Game Reserve, South Africa

African safari luxury has been redefined with the opening of Mhondoro Game Lodge in Welgevonden Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa. Bringing high-end design and exceptional game viewing to the malaria-free, ‘Big 5’ reserve, Mhondoro is a ground-breaking safari experience less than three-hours’ drive from Johannesburg. Mhondoro is the first South African lodge to offer […]

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5 fantastic ways to experience Myanmar

Paradise is hiding in Myanmar, with its beautiful golden sunsets, which are best viewed from one of a plethora of gilded pagodas, which dot the lush landscape. The country formerly known as Burma has the power to delight even the most seasoned traveller. Myanmar is home to majestic rivers, sacred stupas, amazingly rich architectural sites, […]

Photograph of the week: Tower Bridge, London

Photograph of the week: Tower Bridge, London

London’s Tower Bridge was built in the late nineteenth century and spans the River Thames, connecting Tower Hamlets to the north and Southwark to the south. Designed by Sir Horace Jones, the central span of the bridge can be raised and lowered to allow ships through. Today, you can visit the Tower Bridge Exhibition which […]

Photograph of the week: Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

Photograph of the week: Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

It’s estimated that around 100,000 people pass through Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo every hour, making it the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world. The traffic lights are on a two-minute cycle with pedestrians coming from five directions. On the second floor of the Q-Front building on the north side of the crossing is a Starbucks […]

Bordeaux luxury barge cruise sunset

Beautiful Burgundy: best enjoyed on a private luxury barge cruise

Stunning sunsets are mirrored on the twilight water of meandering rivers, which adorn the beautiful Burgundy hills. And, thanks to Edge Charter, your private luxury barge cruise route is embraced by verdant hillsides, picturesque villages and pretty French vineyards: a landscape which no doubt will inspire you, just as it inspired artists Turner and Sisley. […]

Warsaw at night

Inspirational places in Poland that you won’t want to miss

In choosing a travel destination, we often thirst for enriching experiences, beauty, palpable history and an injection of another culture. In fact T.S. Eliot said: “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” So many […]

Win some limited edition DELSEY luggage!

Win some limited edition DELSEY luggage!

Did you know that a DELSEY bag is sold every 10 seconds?! 70 years on from the creation of this global benchmark of design and innovation, the brand is celebrating a timelessness that has travelled all over the world and is today represented in 5 continents and 110 countries. Born in 1946 from the collaboration […]

Photograph of the week: Colosseum, Rome

Photograph of the week: Colosseum, Rome

Built between 72AD and 80AD under the Emperor Vespasian, today the Colosseum takes pride of place in the heart of Rome although at the time of its construction it was situated on the outskirts of the city since the centre was originally built on the banks of the river. At 189 metres long, 156 metres wide […]

New luxury comes to the Mediterranean

New luxury comes to the Mediterranean

Dutch designer Marcel Wanders is the name behind the new IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Portals Nous. Overlooking Majorca’s idyllic beaches, it is one of the group’s most luxurious accommodation options for adults only. Majorca has something to celebrate: next month, the Balearic-based group IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts will be opening its first hotel on the island […]

Where should you retire after a life of travelling?

Where should you retire after a life of travelling?

We all love to travel but one day a time comes in our lives when it’s nice to settle down somewhere. Have you ever thought about all the places you’ve been on holiday and where you’d like to be when you retire? Whether you’ve travelled extensively or not, UK-based insurance company SunLife have come up […]

Photograph of the week: Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Photograph of the week: Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Arguably one of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland (and with good reason!), Seljalandsfoss has a 60 metre drop over a cliff that once formed Iceland’s coastline. The cliff is eroded in such a way that you can actually walk behind the waterfall and admire it from all angles. You can reach it from the Route […]

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